AUTUMN_WINTER ’002 - ’003
Stone Island anticipated the use of light in clothing. Also for safety purposes in cases of diminished visibility. The beginning of the 1990s saw the introduction of the Reflective Jacket — the first reflective garment ever. In ’002, to mark its twentieth anniversary, the use of light went from being passive to active and self-generated with the use of optical fibres. The fabric’s cotton warp is woven with polyester yarns as well as with optical fibre filaments forming a band of light along the front fastening and around the edge of the hood. The light is switched on using a small battery hidden inside the garment. Hooded detachable lining in microfiber quilted to a polyester padding, attached to the outer garment using a system of ties, adapted from those used in the sailing world.