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STEAM ROOM

The revolution introduced by high temperature under pressure dyeing techniques.

The third section is the STEAM ROOM, which shows the dynamic effects of dyeing polyester under pressure at over 130°C, as well as the Compact procedure, which is the transfer to the finished garments of a textile process used to clean natural fibres of their impurities: the clothes are boiled under pressure with special additives to make them shrink by over 50%, while the material assumes an exceptional compactness with original effects embossed on its surface.

03.01 COMPACT
03.02 GARMENR DYED POLYESTER

03.01 COMPACT

The translation onto finished garments of a textile process that is used to cleanse natural fibre yarns, such as cotton, linen and hemp, of their impurities. In the finished garments it demands an extraordinary pattern making expertise because the pieces take their wished proportions by shrinking approximately 50% through the under pressure boiling with special additives and their contextual colouring. Moreover, the colour concentrates and intensifies through the shrinkage of the material.

4 items

1_SPRING_SUMMER ’003
38151815 COMPACT
2_AUTUMN_WINTER ’003 - ’004
39154N40 COMPACT
3_SPRING_SUMMER ’004
4015M215 COMPACT
4_SPRING_SUMMER ’005
42154842 COMPACT

03.02 GARMENR DYED POLYESTER

The research on the garment dyeing of polyester is one of those proceedings that opened Stone Island to a whole universe of man made fibres: Polyester takes the colour only under pressure at very high temperatures. The procedure transforms the hand and body of the materials as in the pieces made in the nylon / microfiber fabric we named DAVID, where the star shaped structure of the yarns melts when undergoing the high temperature colour bath. High pressure dyeing allows the enquire of polyester fibres in an array of textures and allows these materials to bear the sublimatic printing procedure, a heat transfer technique on polyester finished garments.

10 items

1_SPRING_SUMMER ’007
46154B44 MAGLINA DI POLIESTERE SUBLIMATICA
2_AUTUMN_WINTER ’002 - ’003
37151A23 POLY DOPPIA FACCIA
3_AUTUMN_WINTER ’002 - ’003
37154B25 POLIESTERE STRONG
4_AUTUMN_WINTER ’002 - ’003
37154G27 MAGLINA DI POLIESTERE SUBLIMATICA
5_AUTUMN_WINTER ’002 - ’003
37156X60 POLY DOPPIA FACCIA
6_AUTUMN_WINTER ’002 - ’003
37157329 MAGLINA DI POLIESTERE
7_AUTUMN_WINTER ’006 - ’007
45157349 DAVID-TC
8_SPRING_SUMMER ’007
46154649 DAVID-TC
9_AUTUMN_WINTER ’010 - ’011
531570449 MAGLINA DI POLIESTERE SUBLIMATICA
10_SPRING_SUMMER ’007
46154B44 DAVID-TC STAMPA SUBLIMATICA