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—01. Curated by Simon Foxton and Nick Griffiths.

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Last night Stone Island opened an exhibition at Stazione Leopolda in Florence. 'Thirty Years of Research History and Experimentation' was curated by Simon Foxton and Nick Griffiths, alongside Carlo Rivetti. The presentation was very impressive, spanning several rooms, a variety of displays and displaying some incredibly innovative garments. The exhibition also featured a short film with interviews, brand imagery from the last 30 years and showcasing the company's headquarters. The exhibition is definitely worth a visit if you have the opportunity and if not, Stone Island have produced a book documenting the majority of the archive.

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Reader Comments (6)

It amazes me the reference that Stone Island is accorded in continental Europe and beyond. In Britain it is not taken seriously as it finds particular favor with working class and black youth so it it is 'dismissed' by virtue of its associations ,regardless of its style and innovation.
June 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjo
God forbid it be associated with the working class or the blacks!
June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKuriousoranj
I think it was taken seriously in the past Jo and those who know the brand properly know its history and that Massimo Osti was a real innovator in design and fabric technology.

Unfortunately, it was highjacked by football hooligans and then ended up being faked on markets up an down the land so it has lost its appeal somewhat.
June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNorfolk N Chance
'In Britain it is not taken seriously' Are you joking? Tell that to the hoards of fanatical collectors. It's due to the reverence it receives in the UK that exhibitions like this can take place.

Anyone with half a clue can see beyond the hooligan connections. Thugs are all wearing Barbour these days.

Dismissed by who and what's wrong with the working class? They start all the key youth movements.
June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Braddock
It is an amazing privilege to get to see this Archive. Carlo has always kept one - including many of the reference and inspiration garments that lead to each design. It's sad to discover the equivalent CP Company archive that I had the privilege to explore 20 years ago was sold along with the brand . Many companies only now realise they should archive their work and are struggling to build libraries such as this. Buy a ticket to Florence it's worth it.
June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Blundell
@jo I guess that makes you an asshole
June 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermighty crown

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