PROTOTYPE RESEARCH_SERIES 02_ GARMENT DYED DYNEEMA®
The video documents the places where the project has come to life.
The journey begins in the Dyneema® Production Facility in Arizona, where the fibre turns into a not woven fabric. Then, in Italy at the Stone Island Headquarters in Ravarino, near Modena, where the jacket is manufactured and undergoes the garment dyed process in the Colour Laboratory. Finally, the installation during the Milano Design Week 2017.
Second drop of Prototype Research Series, a native limited editions project. Garments made in fabrics and treatments born from research and experimentation processes, that have not yet been industrialized.
SERIES 02_GARMENT DYED DYNEEMA® is a reversible jacket made in the strongest and most durable lightweight fibre in the world.
The result is a super light yet extremely tough Dyneema® flexible composite fabric with increased tear, puncture and abrasion performance.
STONE ISLAND has engineered a ready to dye version by bonding it to an exclusive performance membrane with an ultra-light nylon tela backing.
The garments are cut and sewn, the seams are entirely sealed by hand with Dyneema® re-enforced tapes.
Before the garment dyeing procedure the jackets have to rest one week to allow the correct polymerization of the tapes.
One side shows the Dyneema® face, the other side shows the ultra-light nylon tela which takes the dye colour as do all the other nylon components of the piece.
The limited edition jackets - 2 series of 50 pieces - are then garment dyed with 50 colour recipes in the STONE ISLAND Colour Laboratory.
Available in medium, large and extra-large, starting from Wednesday, 26 April, from 4pm CET on stoneisland.com. In the U.K. on stoneisland.co.uk (3pm GMT), in North America on Stone Island App (10am EST).