FLORENCE, ITALY, MAY 29TH, 2012- On the occasion of Pitti Immagine Uomo no.82, the most important international event interpreting menswear through style, fashion, design and culture, Stone Island will exhibit 30 years of its history from 1982 to today.

The brand , that belongs to Sportswear Company and is headed by Carlo Rivetti, retraces its history dedicated to textile research and experimentation, often investigating worlds that are far from clothing. This exhibition not only recounts a part of the history of sportswear fashion, but also of the fitful research into fabrics and their treatment as finished garments.

From the more particular garment dyeing and double dyeing techniques, to the effects and dynamics of under pressure dyeing and to the garments in fabrics foreign to the fashion world, the vast array of Stone Island’s experimentation will be on display.

The retrospective STONE ISLAND 30, curated by the British creatives Simon Foxton and Nicholas Griffiths, includes more than 200 garments from the archives, with the countless treatments, production and processes that contributed to their creation.

For the occasion, Stone Island will present for the very first time, “Archivio ’982–’012”, the book that showcases brand with more than 300 iconographic images of garments from the archives.

Oppening Tuesday June 19, 2012, the STONE ISLAND 30 exhibition, produced by Stone Island and hosted by Fondazione Pitti Discovery at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence, exposes a point of view and an approach to research that is acknowledged as an indispensable reference for the sportswear and design worlds.

Stazione Leopolda _Via Fratelli Rosselli 5 _Florence
The exhibition will be open to the public from 20 June to 7 July 2012 From June 20th to July 1st/ 11.00 am – 07.00 pm
From July 4th to 7th/ 12.00 pm – 11 pm
Closed on Monday and Tuesday – Free Entrance


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