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STONE ISLAND
SHADOW 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.

PARSEQ
MODULAR 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.

PROOF

PURPOSE: TOTAL WEATHER PROTECTION
FABRICS: HERMETIC PROPERTIES
ITEMS: SHELL

AUGMENT

PURPOSE: ADAPT AND CUSTOMIZE
FABRICS: ENHANCED PROPERTIES
ITEMS: MODULAR

RESIST

PURPOSE: WIDE SPECTRUM USE
FABRICS: RESISTANT PROPERTIES
ITEMS: SHELL

SKIN

PURPOSE: CONTACT LAYER
FABRICS: COMFORT PROPERTIES
ITEMS: NON-SHEL

EQUIPE

PURPOSE: ACCESS AND SUPPORT
FABRICS: PERIPHERAL PROPERTIES
ITEMS: ACCESSORIES

OUTFITS

OUTFIT 1

5319 40703 CATEGORY RESIST_PANEL-ZIP
BOMBER_TRYLON R 2.5L
5015 3ZZ2 CATEGORY RESIST_CONVERT
TROUSER_BATAVIA-T SHEEN

OUTFIT 2

4915 7ZZ4 CATEGORY PROOF_STEALTH
COAT_GORETEX® PROSHELL 3L
4915 6YZO CATEGORY
SKIN_HOODEDSWEATSHIRT_PA/CO DOUBLEFACE
5619 30402 CATEGORY RESIST_CONVERT
PANT_SUPERFLEX-H

OUTFIT 3

OUTFIT 4

4915 4WZ4 CATEGORY PROOF_HOODED JACKET_
GORETEX® PROSHELL 3L
5619 L0109 CATEGORY SKIN_CONTOUR
SHORT_STRETCH FELPA
5219 N020 CATEGORY EQUIP_KNIT HAT_COTTON
KNIT

OUTFIT 5

OUTFIT 6

5519 70104 CATEGORY PROOF_STEALTH TRENCH
COAT_GORE-TEX® PROSHELL 3L
5015 1YZ8 CATEGORY SKIN_SS ZIP SHIRT_NYCO
POPLIN
5319 30501 CATEGORY SKIN_5-POCKET
TROUSERS_WO/CO DIAGONAL

OUTFIT 7

OUTFIT 8

OUTFIT 9

4915 4YZ5 CATEGORY RESIST_STEALTH
JACKET_RASO-R 3L WITH WINDSTOPPER®
5619 60209 CATEGORY SKIN_VARSITY
VEST_STRETCH FELPA
5619 30302 CATEGORY RESIST_CHINO_SUPERFLEX-
H

OUTFIT 10

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OUTFIT 12