Stone Island clothing is renowned for its craftsmanship, attention to detail and unique fabric treatments and finishes. They’re certainly no strangers to making a statement, but they’ve truly outdone themselves with the latest drop from the Autumn/Winter 2017 collection, which includes a down-filled, outsized parka and gilet that sport a ‘frosted’ finish, giving a ‘just came home from an Arctic base camp’ look.
The one-of-a-kind finish is achieved starting with the choice of fabric, with both pieces utilizing a lightweight nylon fabric with an ultra-tight, smooth weave. This is then garment dyed under high pressure to set the base colour, before being treated with powdered pigment dye to get that uneven, almost three-dimensional frost effect.
Elsewhere, technical features and unique design touches are prominently seen in both pieces: the parka features a wide array of pockets to keep your essentials secure, along with a removable, wool-felt hood liner to provide even more warmth; while the gilet has asymmetrical, tactical styling with two large chest pockets and smaller pockets to the rear shoulders. Both pieces also have a unique finishing touch, as that iconic Compass badge is also treated to the same frost effect to keep the aesthetic complete.
The Stone Island Down Jacket and Gilet are both available online at Aphrodite1994.com.