stone island


That work fabric become a must. In our wardrobes there’s surely a denim garment. Everybody owns a pair of “five pockets”, and many of us have got at least one shirt and a piece of outerwear. In recent times, denim canvas has been proposed by Prada and Raf Simons as a fabric for suits and Moschino -as always- made it a cult.  Not to mention the jeans lines created by designers in the “made in Italy” age: exactly in 1985, De Niro wore a denim shirt on the cover of the first issue of Max. In a few words, that fabric born to make work clothes, after the cultural revolution in ’68, has written an important part of fashion and costume history, and carries on with its mission of being a timeless trend. Stone Island since many years ago has reread successfully in an original and surprising way a lot – during its history-  of denim pieces, shaped and transformed by the intuition of a designing team headed by the president, Carlo Rivetti. Among the most eccentric garments, there’s the Seventies-inspired dungaree, the stone-washed trousers with their worn look mood; and even the sweatshirt, that thanks to Stone Island, in 2009 has become a trait d’union between fashion and freestyle. Today, wisely in line with the bicycle trend, it proposes stretch denim trousers with a reflective logo print in the right leg inner, to turn-up to be visible in the dark. Still life: Cycling Pants by Stone Island, P/E 2014. Picture by Toni Thorimbert for Max Denim: denim sweatshirt Stone Island.

MAX 2008

The photo was published in the book “Max, Il Libro del Denim” that has consecrated denim through three long different fashion photographic stories. This pic comes from Toni Thorimbert story: he shot many real craftsmen from Italy. Mr Miliani’s occupation is the clown in the circus; he wears Stone Island jacket. In the next weeks you’ll see more pictures coming from the England and USA jeans stories.



Più classica con un twist moda e – come sempre – denim oriented.


Zone di colore, anche se caldo, e forme fluide: molto bella.


Stampe e rinnovata voglia di colore, anche di inverno


Fucsia teddy boy


Reasonably evident references, in fashion as in films, are represented as cameos. As the female heavily-bistred eye in Magnifica Presenza by Ferzan Ozpetek and the one in Profondo Rosso, directed by Dario Argento almost forty years ago, which originally belonged to Clara Calamai. As when John Travolta has been recording a crime scene by accident in Blow Up by Brian De Palma, (1981) and David Hammings has captured  the murder scene by chance, wile he was taking  pictures in Blow Up by Michelangelo Antonioni (1966) . It happened as well in the 1971 movie “Gatto a nove code“also by Dario Argento. Regarding fashion, I have been leafing through the pages of the Stone Island Archive ‘982-‘012, and the piece that got me more excited it’s a bright colored, camouflage coat which bring us back to a wonderful Yohji Yamamoto collection from 2006. Brilliant references.

SPRING/SUMMER 2013: The Main Trends 3

Negli accessori, sorprendono le interazioni tra classico e informale, laddove brand come Hogan – più noto nell’universo sportswear – si aprono a nuove classicità e viceversa Hermès edita splendide sneaker. Nell’abbigliamento continuano a predominare colore e fantasie, sopratutto geometriche.

FAY mood militare

ALBERTO GUARDIANI WALLPAPER* collaborazioni inedite

HERMES sneakers color blocking

HTC chiodo in pelle trattata

HOGAN new brogues in nabuk

KARL BY KARL LAGERFELD perfecto in pelle argentata

MEMENTO II chelsea boots in pitone argento: so rock

MONCLER modern globe trotter

STONE ISLAND rosso vivo in cotone trattato


CESARE PACIOTTI brogue in tessuti vintage A.N.G.E.L.O.

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA monopetto in Silko, mischia di cotone e seta

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA classico doppiopetto tinta unita spezzato con accessori fashion

ZZEGNA geometrie ’60