For the Milan Design Week 2019, Stone Island launched Prototype Research. The Prototype Series are limited native editions, created by the brand to give light to research that, given their complexity of experimentation, are not yet industrializable. This creates unique projects of a few numbered items, made with innovative technologies in new fabrics and treatments, from 9th to 14th April.

The garment in Nylon Metal, iconic iridescent Stone Island fabric undergoes a cutting-edge artisanal flocking procedure, executed by highly specialized personnel: the garment is sprayed with an adhesive substance and then exposed to the cotton flock. The creation of an electromagnetic field straightens the fibrils, which are attracted by the garment due to the uniqueness of this technique. The flocked garment is then dyed with double recipe, nylon and cotton, providing highly contrasting colours for a unique and unrepeatable effect, different on each garment. The flock will wear off naturally, especially on areas subject to rubbing. The addition of a special agent to the dyeing recipe makes the garment anti-drop.

The first drop, Prototype research_Series 01 has been launched on November 2016 featuring Lasering on liquid reflective base, the anorak made in highly reflective fabric, thanks to a resin coating embedding thousands of glass microspheres, is entirely hand sprayed with a resin-based colour and then oven dried. The piece is then washed, dried and placed on a flat surface to be laser printed with the all over graphic motif.

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