01. RASO GOMMATO REVERSE COLOUR PROCESS
To capsize the path of garment dyeing construction to obtain innovative surfaces and aspects
STEP 1 - The garment is made in Raso Gommato, satin weave cotton of military origin bonded to a polyurethane cover. The polyurethane cover (film) used as an outer face is transparent. The cotton satin, used on the inner face is coloured with `corrosion ready’ black.
STEP 2 - An exclusive treatment on the finished piece corrodes the fabric initial black colour, mindfully excluding some small reserved areas carrying the Stone Island lettering and the process name. The double-layers parts of the jackets such as collar, placket, flaps, cuffs and the garment’s bottom hem are not attained by the corrosion process as much as its single layer parts, since they are `protected’ by the seams.
STEP 3 - The piece is over-dyed with a double colour recipe, cotton for the textile base, nylon for the polyurethane coating. In order to obtain different colouring results, it is possible to target dye formulas to the cover or textile base only.