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

5319 40409 CATEGORY RESIST_ASYM SHIELD
JACKET_PW2.5 PERFORMANCE WOOL [YARN DYED
HEAVY FELT]
5015 2ZZC CATEGORY SKIN_PRINTED T-
SHIRT_COTTON JERSEY
5419 30202 CATEGORY RESIST_CONVERT
PANTS_RC1 BATAVIA-T [PERFOMANCE COTTON
WITH TEFLON® FABRIC PROTECTOR]

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

5519 A0408 CATEGORY RESIST_TECH WOOL
BLAZER_PW3 PERFORMANCE WOOL
5015 GZZ5 CATEGORY AUGMENT_MODULAR ARRAY
VEST_DAVID-T PERFOMANCE MICROFIBER WITH
TEFLON® FABRIC PROTECTOR
5519 30309 CATEGORY SKIN CONTOUR PANT_NYCO
FELPA

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

5519 40307 CATEGORY RESIST_CYCLONE
JACKET_DAVID-T [PERFOMANCE MICROFIBER WITH
TEFLON® FABRIC PROTECTOR]
5015 2ZZE CATEGORY SKIN_ PRINTED T-SHIRT_CO
JERSEY
5519 30402 CATEGORY RESIST_CONVERT PANT_RC1
BATAVIA-T [PERFOMANCE COTTON WITH TEFLON®
FABRIC PROTECTOR]

OUTFIT 8

5419 40306 CATEGORY RESIST_ASYM MECHANIC
JACKET_DIAMOND-R 3L [BONDED LYCRA® / NYLON
JACQUARD]
5419 30202 CATEGORY RESIST_CONVERT PANT_RC1
BATAVIA-T PERFOMANCE COTTON WITH TEFLON®
FABRIC PROTECTOR
5319 N0130 CATEGORY EQUIP_GRID KNIT
SCARF_WOOL KNIT [CORROSION]
5319 N0230 CATEGORY EQUIP_KNIT HAT_WOOL KNIT
[CORROSION]
5419 90231 CATEGORY EQUIP_BAGJACK® SHADOW
TRANSFORMABLE MESSENGER BAG_DIAMOND-R
RIPSTOP 3L

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

5015 AZZF CATEGORY RESIST_BLAZER_TRYLON-R
2L
5619 10108 CATEGORY SKIN_DOUBLE SLEEVE
SHIRT_NYCO POPLIN
5519 30402 CATEGORY RESIST_CONVERT PANT_RC1
BATAVIA-T [PERFOMANCE COTTON WITH TEFLON®
FABRIC PROTECTOR]
5019 9ZZG CATEGORY EQUIP_BAGJACK® SHADOW
MESSENGER BAG¬_TRYLON-R 2L

OUTFIT 11

5319 40208 CATEGORY AUGMENT_MODULAR
INSULATOR JACKET_GRID COTTON [FADED / WAXED]
5319 60213 CATEGORY SKIN_SS HOODED
SWEATSHIRT_SOFT HEAVY COTTON FELPA [DOUBLE
CORROSION]
5319 30602 CATEGORY SKIN_CONVERT
TROUSER_RASO CORROSION
5419 90231 CATEGORY EQUIP_BAGJACK® SHADOW
TRANSFORMABLE MESSENGER BAG_DIAMOND-R
RIPSTOP 3L

OUTFIT 12

5619 A0206 CATEGORY RESIST_SOFTSHELL
BLAZER_JERSEY-R
5619 10208 CATEGORY SKIN_SHORT SLEEVE
SHIRT_NYCO POPLIN
5519 30402 CATEGORY RESIST_CONVERT PANT_RC1
BATAVIA-T [PERFOMANCE COTTON WITH TEFLON®
FABRIC PROTECTOR]