04STONE ISLANDSHADOW PROJECT
From the fascination of steam to the mystery of absolute black. The fourth section is dedicated to the STONE ISLAND SHADOW PROJECT, the expression of a new generation of absolute design and performance-driven urban menswear. An installation composed of 12 mannequins on a carbon fibre platform illustrates the concept of the project: a functional grid system allowing to mix garments from any of the STONE ISLAND SHADOW collection.
STONE ISLAND SHADOW takes life with the Autumn Winter ‘008 - ‘009 collection as a discourse between STONE ISLAND Creative Director Carlo Rivetti and the design team of Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh, also known as ACRONYM®. As a platform for exploration, the SHADOW project rapidly evolved into a system-based program for a new generation of urban men’s apparel. Thanks to Stone Island’s incredible historical archive, and its unparalleled forward development resources, ACRONYM® sought to conceive a project according to their strong technical and performance based roots. The result is a unique and unprecedented fusion. A fresh and intelligent new light cast upon the timeless interplay of form and function. The name of the project - SHADOW - underlines the intimate relationship and interaction between this work and the full body of the STONE ISLAND collection.
PARSEQMODULAR PERFOMANCE GRID
Above and beyond mere seasonal collections, STONE ISLAND SHADOW is primarily a system based upon the idea of clothing as a man’s interface with, or enabler within, his environment. The PARSEQ GRID is the organizational framework upon which this idea is built. The name PARSEQ (pronounced [pahr-sek]) is an acronym for the 5 categories of the system: PROOF, AUGMENT, RESIST, SKIN, and EQUIP. It denotes not only the syntax of the system, but also the idea of resolution into component parts (parsing from linguistics and computer science), as well as a forward looking and a long-term perspective (a parsec or parallax second being a unit of measurement equal to 3.26 light-years or about 30.8 trillion km).
Proven functional principals from both military and active sportswear allow individual items in the collection to work both alone and, most effectively, synergistically together. The PARSEQ GRID is independent of seasonal and aesthetic change. This means that there is functional continuity between all SHADOW collections and items, regardless of when they were produced and/or purchased. Each item is an investment in and an extension of its owner’s personal system.
PURPOSE: TOTAL WEATHER PROTECTION
FABRICS: HERMETIC PROPERTIES
PURPOSE: ADAPT AND CUSTOMIZE
FABRICS: ENHANCED PROPERTIES
PURPOSE: WIDE SPECTRUM USE
FABRICS: RESISTANT PROPERTIES
PURPOSE: CONTACT LAYER
FABRICS: COMFORT PROPERTIES
PURPOSE: ACCESS AND SUPPORT
FABRICS: PERIPHERAL PROPERTIES
5319 40703 CATEGORY RESIST_PANEL-ZIPBOMBER_TRYLON R 2.5L5015 3ZZ2 CATEGORY RESIST_CONVERTTROUSER_BATAVIA-T SHEEN
4915 7ZZ4 CATEGORY PROOF_STEALTHCOAT_GORETEX® PROSHELL 3L4915 6YZO CATEGORYSKIN_HOODEDSWEATSHIRT_PA/CO DOUBLEFACE5619 30402 CATEGORY RESIST_CONVERTPANT_SUPERFLEX-H
4915 4WZ4 CATEGORY PROOF_HOODED JACKET_GORETEX® PROSHELL 3L5619 L0109 CATEGORY SKIN_CONTOURSHORT_STRETCH FELPA5219 N020 CATEGORY EQUIP_KNIT HAT_COTTONKNIT
5519 70104 CATEGORY PROOF_STEALTH TRENCHCOAT_GORE-TEX® PROSHELL 3L5015 1YZ8 CATEGORY SKIN_SS ZIP SHIRT_NYCOPOPLIN5319 30501 CATEGORY SKIN_5-POCKETTROUSERS_WO/CO DIAGONAL
4915 4YZ5 CATEGORY RESIST_STEALTHJACKET_RASO-R 3L WITH WINDSTOPPER®5619 60209 CATEGORY SKIN_VARSITYVEST_STRETCH FELPA5619 30302 CATEGORY RESIST_CHINO_SUPERFLEX-H