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Moncler’s SS22 Collection

Moncler’s SS22 collection is a perfect blend of authenticity, functionality and thought-provoking designs.

Moncler has become synonymous with high-end fashion, and the French brand’s SS22 collection has delivered. Brighter and bolder must have been the brief to the designers at Moncler, as the brand once again has produced head-turning pieces ready for the ski trips to the alps or cool morning walks through Knightsbridge.

This SS22 Moncler collection has a sharp focus on outdoor wear with high-quality pieces with practicality, warmth, and distinctive detailing which are sure to make a bold statement whenever you leave the house. Here at Aphrodite, we have chosen three stand-out pieces that are worth a closer look, from the first drop from Moncler’s SS22 collection.

Moncler Tinian Jacket – Black

Featuring the brands tricolour pattern on the chest, this Moncler Jacket is sure to protect you from the elements. Crafted from nylon, the jacket is naturally water-resistant, and the down fill is certainly going to keep you warm on those colder days. An adjustable cuff, hood and hemline will ensure a more personalised fit while the overall black jacket is easy to throw into any outfit. The Tinian jacket is finished with a Moncler logo to the left sleeve.

Moncler SS22 Collection

Moncler Tinian Jacket in Black

Moncler Trousers – Black

Designed with a cotton and nylon blend, these jogger style trousers from  Moncler’s SS22 collection is perfect for both an everyday look as well as more rigorous use. Boasting the famous Moncler branding down the leg, these drawstring trousers feature zipped side pockets as well as buttoned back pockets. This piece will add a touch of luxury to your loungewear collection, and no need to change when you have to venture into the city as these trousers can be paired with a hoodie and tee for the ultimate relaxed look.

Moncler SS22 Collection

Moncler Trousers in Black

Moncler Ragot Vest – Blue

This vibrant blue vest from Moncler’s SS22 range is designed with teal accents and filled with goose down to keep you warm on them slightly chillier days. The brand famous felt patch is placed on top of a buttoned pocket and also features a two-way zip closure. This gilet is the perfect urban piece, increasing mobility and flexibility as you move through the city, while not compromising your protection against the cold weather.

Moncler SS22 Collection

Moncler Ragot Vest in Blue

These stand out pieces are available at Aphrodite and keep an eye out for more upcoming pieces from Moncler’s SS22 collection.

Marni’s SS22 New Arrivals

Known for their funky and unique aesthetic, Marni is no stranger to delivering a staple with a twist.

About Marni

The brand was founded in Milan in 1994 by a Swiss designer named Consuelo Castiglioni, who created her like-no-other garments and delivered them to the globe online. It wasn’t until 2000 when a store first opened in London and since then, Marni is seen in many high-end department stores and continues to provide playful patterns to homes around the globe. Take a look at Marni’s new arrivals.

The playful hoodie duo:

Combining Marni’s creative designs with staple everyday pieces, Marni’s new arrivals introduces the Hooded sweatshirts in black and orange. Showing a simple and sleek colourway to the front, featuring a carton-styled branding to the left of the chest in the contrasting colour. This regular fit hoodie is constructed from pure soft cotton, designed with all-year-round wear in mind. The hood and kangaroo pouch pocket doubles up as a hand warmer compartment. Standing out against the dark fabric background, playful cartoon-inspired patterning displays to the back of the hoodie in contrasting colours. Wear on colder days with trousers and a large coat, and you’re guaranteed to stay warm all day.

Marni Hooded Sweatshirt

Striped Logo Sweatshirt in Ivory:

With its lightened colouring and its noted sportswear roots, this Marni Striped Logo Sweatshirt in Ivory arrives as part of the brand’s latest seasonal collection. Crafted from soft but breathable cotton, this loop-back profile features cuffed sleeves, an elasticated hemline, and a comfortable crew neck collar across the neckline that’s designed to retain its shape even through the most demanding of wears. Across the immediate centre of the chest, a tiger-striped pattern displays the branding ‘MARNI’ to complete the look.

Marni Striped Logo Sweatshirt

 

Simple but effective Logo T-shirts in Green and White:

Arriving as part of Marni’s new arrivals in a warming green colour and a crisp white, this regular-fitting Marni t-shirt has been made in Italy from 100% cotton for comforting day-on-day wear. Created with a crew neckline for shape retention and colour-matched reinforced stitching for long last durability. Elevated with a striped cartoon style logo, this tee has a safari-inspired feel to it. Style with our favourite denim or trousers and as seen here, with Marni’s black and blue wallet.

Marni Striped Logo T-Shirt

Wallet in Black and Blue:

Designed to help keep cash and cards stored securely across any everyday setting, the Marni wallet is crafted from 100% leather and is styled to a striking monochrome colourway of black and dark blue. Known for their avant-gardist graphics and their continued love of unique designs, this wallet is styled with an adjustable neck strap, meaning it is never leaving your side, literally. This made in Italy piece is designed with partitioned compartments, including internal card slots and plenty of space to stash old receipts. To complete this handy piece, a logo print to the front reads ‘MARNI’ for instant brand recognition.

Marni Wallet

A practical trio to help you through our day:

Marni continues to keep your accessory game to the max with the shopping bags in blue, green, and orange, all with one side showing a sleek black front. This colourful trio provides a spacious main compartment offering practical self-stash functionality as well as large straps to help pair with any bigger outfit during colder days. The orange and blue bags show 100% calf leather half and calfskin handles to go. A removable leather label is added for extra brand recognition while a simple brand logo is seen to the top in white. The green shopping bag shows a different, more hard-wearing cellulose fibre material, however, the practical features and size remain unchanged. Signed off with a monochrome black and white printed ‘MARNI’ logo, in a striped cartoon style.

Marni Shopping Bag

Shop these Marni new arrivals as well as many other new arrivals at Aphrodite online and in-store now.

Stone Island GORE-TEX

Stone Island & GORE-TEX Team Up Again

There are very few brands that can rival Stone Island in the fabric department. One brand that certainly comes close though, or indeed meets the brand’s same superlative standards, is GORE-TEX. Yes, the Italian label has pretty much met its match when it comes to material pioneer GORE-TEX. Both brands operate on a basis of unbridled innovation, meaning creativity in-house is boundless and this definitely shows within each’s final products.

In a brilliant move for the menswear realm, Stone Island and GORE-TEX have teamed up and opted to unite their respective genius. Sure to be music to the ears of every Stone Island aficionado worldwide, this latest collaboration gifts us all a portion of cutting-edge clobber. You just love to see it!

Stone Island GORE-TEX Paclite

One of the standout products from the collection is the Stone Island GORE-TEX Paclite® Nylon Metal Jacket, which we’re very proud to stock here at Aphrodite. As you would expect with any Stone Island item, this one has had the heart and soul of the brand’s design team poured into it. Wholly complex, the outerwear style comprises three separate parts – a smock-like outer, a warming down gilet and a harness-esque crossbody bag (which the jacket packs neatly away into).

Stone Island GORE-TEX Paclite Jacket Nylon Metal

Thanks to the edge of GORE-TEX, the shell of the Stone Island GORE-TEX Paclite® Nylon Metal Jacket is waterproof, windproof and coated with an anti-drop finish. The addition of Paclite® technology is also beneficial – it ramps up the lightweight nature of the design, making it more breathable and easier to pack down. The internal vest is filled with fluffy down to ensure optimal thermal capacity while the nylon metal membrane supplies a subtle sheen to the surface. When you’re ready to take the jacket off and secure it, you’ll find a compass-bearing compartment, which doubles up as the jacket’s core, where you can utilise certain zips and a multitude of straps to buckle the bag onto your upper body.

Stone Island Gore-Tex Packable Jacket

While we’ve tried our best to give you a full rundown of the Stone Island GORE-TEX Paclite® Nylon Metal Jacket’s composition, we don’t think anything quite beats seeing this one up close in person, where you can truly get to grips with its complex construction. If you’re local, why not pop down to the store and see it for yourself? You can also view the silhouette online here.

Paraboot Bergerac Boot : Tradition Meets Innovation

Steeped in heritage, the Paraboot Bergerac boot is a fusion of tradition, adventure and innovation.

The brand was named after the Para region in Amazonia, where the brand’s innovative rubber soles were sourced. Paraboot shoes and boots have a timeless appeal that transcends trends and fashion, for over 100 years, the family-owned company has been making stylishly functional shoes and boots in France.

Paraboot boots

The Paraboot Bergerac boot is a classic silhouette built using traditional craftsmanship, these Bergerac boots from Paraboot feature premium leather uppers alongside a sturdy and rugged stitched sole to ensure comfort and grip. Paraboot’s success has been long-lasting, the brand insistence on using the finest materials has served them well. The manufacturing process consists of over 150 different tasks carried out by hand, from crafting the soles to packaging, running through leather cutting, stitching, assembly and finishing. It’s a process over 100 years old, first carried out in 1908 when the company was formed.

A classic silhouette, the Paraboot Bergerac boot is crafted using a Norwegian welt. A technique in which Paraboot is the world leader. The process consists of stitching the upper to the sole using a welt, with both seams remaining visible. This ensures that the boot is comfortable, sturdy and waterproof. The upper of the boot is fixed to the sole giving the Bergerac Boot that distinctive look.

PARABOOT Bergerac Boot

The Paraboot silhouette features a premium leather upper, helping the boot to stay waterproof and comfy all year round. The leather is meticulously pressed in their own factory in France and inspected by hand for the perfect cut of material. To produce a seamless look to the outdoor boot. While the sole of the boot is produced using a vulcanization blend which helps improve the rubber. The process makes the sole of the boot comfier, highly flexible and wholly resistant, helping the boot last for longer. The Bergerac Boot is finalised with added detailing to the collar of the boot, which is complete with a Paraboot logo tag to help complete the look.

The Paraboot Bergerac Boot is avaible in brown at Aphrodite

PS Paul Smith Happy Collection Aphrodite

PS Paul Smith Happy Collection

How incredibly fitting that Paul Smith, the veteran British designer, who is rarely seen without a smile on his face, has launched a new line of clothes dubbed the Paul Smith Happy Collection. Smith, or ‘Smithy’, as he’s fondly nicknamed by friends, is no stranger to adulation, be it from fellow designers or admirers of his eponymous label. Once famously crowned ‘the nicest man in fashion’, Paul Smith is well aware, of course in the humblest manner, that people – far and wide – flock to his stores to be cheered up.

Paul Smith Happy Collection Aphrodite Clothing

PS Paul Smith Happy Collection window installation at Aphrodite1994.

In 1970 a young, chipper Paul Smith cut his creative teeth inside the four walls of his first boutique, a cramped 3 square meter store at 6 Byard Lane, Nottingham, better known back then as ‘Paul Smith Vêtements Pour Homme’. Two stand-alone employees oversaw all operations in-house, Paul himself, and Homer – a show-stopping blonde, aka Paul’s beloved Afghan hound. The two coincidentally looked like twins.

Smith and Homer are equal parts responsible for laying down the early workplace culture and lively nature of Paul Smith, the brand. Nottinghamians would enter Byard Lane, and just like any other clothing establishment, you’d find yourself greeted by the store manager, only this time it was different. The boss at Paul Smith was actually Homer the dog. “There weren’t any other shops that I knew of where you walked in and the manager was a dog. This might sound silly, but honestly, I think Homer was one of the main contributions to the success of the shop”, says Paul.

Paul Smith Byard Lane

A promotional flyer for the original Byard Lane store, Nottinham.

The camaraderie between Paul and Homer was pure alchemy and customers instantly fed into it. Smith’s personable manner, mixed with Homer’s adorable ways and exuberant energy charmed every single person that walked through the door. The boutique became known for its happy, wholesome spirit and, just like how Paul Smith stores are beheld today, the resounding feeling when you walked in was of warm hospitality.

Fast forward 51 years and sadly Homer is no longer manning the store. However, he does remain fondly remembered and even stole the spotlight in Paul Smith’s 50th Anniversary collection last year, the capsule was titled ‘The Story of Homer’. The sense of glee kick-started by Homer and Paul in the brand’s formative years very much lives on today. From the brand’s kaleidoscope of colours, to its playful animal mascots, and more recently, the Paul Smith Happy campaign, everything just feels monumentally joyful and totally sincere with this British label.

Paul Smith Dog Homer

The Story of Homer campaign, image credit – www.paulsmith.com

The Paul Smith Happy Collection first launched in the spring of ‘21 after a period of stillness due to the pandemic and is inspired by the feeling of being with friends, listening to music and connecting with nature – moments of pure joy, basically. The line spans almost every department and is easily identified via a ‘PS Paul Smith’ logo which also takes the shape of a smiley face motif.

The line perfectly represents the kind spirit of the brand, and the human driving force behind it. Despite receiving a knighthood, dressing a slew of Oscar-winning stars, and acquiring hundreds more stores since Homer’s humble rein in Byard Lane, Paul and his brand remain impeccably humble and approachable. The capsule is a testament to the label’s modest, but merry ways.

PS Paul Smith Happy Tee

Shop the PS Paul Smith Happy Collection.

Moncler Sizing Explained

Consider All Your Moncler Sizing Questions Answered…

With nearly 70 years of expertise, Moncler is known for being one of the most luxurious fashion brands in the outerwear department. Globally recognized for their puffers and ski-inspired down jackets, the winter must-have brand has garments designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions. The brand was founded in 1952 by Rene Ramillon and Andre Vincent, the pair originally produced quilted sleeping bags and tents, which were very popular as Europe was discovering mountain vacations. However, it wasn’t until the early 70s that we’d see the first down jackets as we know them today. A turning point came with the ‘Nepal’ model, worn by countless skiers discovering new tourism in the snow.

Moncler coats are one to have for a lifetime, so before you invest in this timeless piece, you’ll want to know what size is suited to you. Here’s everything you need to know about Moncler’s sizing.
Firstly, you’ll need to know that the Moncler sizing for jackets and coats are numerical, for example, they come in sizes 1, 2, 3, and so on. Although this sounds confusing, it translates quite easily.

Moncler UK Size Chart:

00 – XXS
0 – XS
1 – S
2 – M
3 – L
4 – XL
5 – XXL
6 – 3XL
7 – 4XL

Moncler Felt Logo

Does Moncler Fit True To Size?

Winter jackets such as the Maya, Zin, and Montgenevre tend to have easier sizing to figure out, with normal fitting. Whereas lighter coats and gilets such as The Acorus, Daniel, Gui, and Tib models usually have a smaller and shorter fit than normal winter jackets so choosing your size may be more difficult. So we recommend sizing up if you are unsure of the right fit for you.
Moncler’s Maglia range, which includes polos, cardigans, t-shirts, and jumpers, also usually fit small. Due to these items arriving in a slim fit, we suggest that if that isn’t the style you are going for, then size up. The key thing to do when looking to invest in a Moncler coat is to check the measurements and also measure yourself as the garments can vary a lot in size. Compare measurements of another piece you own that fits you to the Moncler coats to give you your recommended size.

Before you pick your size, you should also consider what you will be wearing underneath. Thinking about the climate you live in is a must, if you tend to layer your outfits with other garments to stay warm during colder months, sizing up is advised to allow you to do so. Due to the garments already having that snug fit, layering will start to become restricting and maybe impossible. However, if the jacket is very insulating and winters are mild you might wear the jacket with a shirt or slim-fit sweater underneath. In this case, going for your usual size may not be so bad, as no extra room is needed for layering.

Moncler Gilet Size

Another thing to consider is how you will be using your jacket. Most of the Moncler jackets aren’t made with stretch fabrics, so if you were planning on wearing your jacket for outdoor activities, you may need to size up to allow for freedom of movement. You may find that if during activities such as skiing, when you are required to layer up it can become restrictive, and adding a snug fit jacket will only make it worse. This is just another thing to consider when deciding your Moncler sizing.
We hope we’ve cleared up any queries you may have had regarding Moncler sizing, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team, or comment below, if you have any further questions about the Moncler sizing.

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2021

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

Best Designer Christmas Gifts 2021

Gifting over the Christmas period is thought to have originated around 336 CE when the Biblical Magi, better known as the Three Wise Men, gifted baby Jesus a selection of gold, frankincense, and myrrh on his birthday, December 25th. Of course, there’s also the legendary tale of Saint Nick, or Siant Nicholas Bishop of Myra, a prolific gift giver who championed the poor with colossal levels of generosity.

Today, the ancient tradition of gift-giving is still woven deep into western culture and remains equally as synonymous with Christmas as a honey-glazed turkey crown, golden pigs in blankets, and a variety of other mouth-watering festive dishes. Cue the loudest belly rumble you’ve ever heard. As wholesome as all of the above sounds, it’s important to weigh up your expectations vs. actual reality. Before you can tuck into that roast dinner come the 25th, there may be some stress to endure first, gift related stress specifically.

Aphrodite Gift Packaging

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You see, we’re all familiar with two types of people when it comes to collating Christmas gifts. You’re either the person who has his/hers Christmas presents purchased, impeccably wrapped and nestled under the tree by December 1st, or, you’re the frantic person asking a salesperson for assistance at 4:59pm come Christmas Eve – much to the employee’s dismay, may we add. There are two avenues to head down, we suggest choosing wisely which one you fall into. If you find yourself in the latter position each year, here’s a customary tut-tut of disapproval. But regardless of which category is most you, we could all benefit from a helping hand with picking gifts, so read our Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for a gentle nudge in the right direction…

Stocking filler gifts 2021:

Stocking Filler Gifts Aphrodite

Featuring Comme des Garcons wallet, Paul Smith phone case, Barbour wax, Vivienne Westwood earrings, Maison Kitsune USB cable, Paul Smith mini car.

You’re probably pretty fond of the person that you find yourself gift hunting for which means that, luckily for them, they won’t be receiving a sack of coal in their Christmas stocking this year. Instead, you’re likely hoping to surprise them with some special smaller treats amongst the classic novelties. We’ve got some cracking mini must-haves that truly do prove that great things come in small packages. Ranging from Paul Smith souvenirs, Maison Kitsuné tech and Comme des Garçons leather goods, get in on the action via our stocking fillers gift department.

Stocking Fillers For Men

Grand Christmas gifts 2021:

Designer Christmas Gifts 2021

Maison Margiela cuff bracelet & trainers, Vivienne Westwood necklace, Ami Paris knitwear.

On occasions, you’re permitted to push the boat out over the festive period. Whether that translates to a cashmere knit, fancy footwear or deluxe silky pjs, sometimes ‘the bigger the better’ really rings true. If the individual you’re Christmas shopping for happens to value status and style in equal breadth, why not set a pot of cash aside to give a grand gesture to your loved one this December. Shop Maison Margiela footwear and accessories, woollen Ami de Coeur garms and decadent Vivienne Westwood jewellery in our gifts over £250 category.

Christmas gifts for her 2021:

Christmas Gifts For Her 2021

Ami Paris beanie, Dries Van Noten wallet, Maison Kitsune keyring, Vivienne Westwood bracelet, Comme des Garcons PLAY converse, Comme des Garcons Wonderoud Eau de Parfum, Marni scarf.

It can often be tricky to buy for the women in your life, be it your mam, sister or partner; from racking your brain to remember what size they actually are, to having no idea what colours they like, or which brands are an absolute no go for them, there are many factors to consider before you fall off the diving board and take the plunge in committing to a purchase. It’s thought that almost half of all women return their Christmas presents in the New Year, ouch… Don’t let that be the case here. Head over to our gifts for her department and browse styles like Comme des Garçons PLAY converse, Marni scarves and Ami Paris beanies for gifts they definitely won’t refuse.

Gifts For Her At Christmas

Footwear Christmas gifts 2021:

Footwear Gifts Christmas 2021

Axel Arigato, Puma and Mallet trainers, plus Jason Markk cleaning kit.

Perhaps the person in your life is a self-proclaimed sneaker aficionado, in which case it’s no mean feat trying to determine which kicks to buy them but it’s certainly the best place to start when hunting down gifts. Whether it’s a shoe care kit to keep their favourites in top condition or an entirely new entry into their expansive collection, you can find a range of impressive trainers and accessories in our footwear department. Styles include Axel Arigato Clean 90s, adidas Hamburgs, and many more…

Still not sure what to buy your loved one after reading our Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide feature? We have one last resort, click the link to view our entire gift department which also spans wallets, belts, bags, underwear, socks, hats, scarves, gloves and sleepwear. There’s got to be something that’ll do the job.

Have a very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year, from the Aphrodite Team.

Comme des Garçons Wallet AW21

Statement-Worthy Comme des Garcons Wallets

Rei Kawakubo, the founder and designer of Comme des Garcons, a brand a part of a new generation of style, helping to redefine fashion and the way we think of streetwear. Born in Tokyo in 1942, Kawakubo established one of the most sought-after brands in 1971, however, it wasn’t until the late 1970s that the brand started to be adored by the globe for its creations. Renowned for its avant-garde aesthetic and atypical silhouettes in fashion, Comme des Garcons also expand its range to jewelry, perfume and Comme des Garcons wallets for a wider selection of the brand’s forward-looking products.

Comme des Garcons is no stranger to clashing colours and using exaggerated silhouettes, and these wallets are no exception. Crafted to precise standards in Spain, Comme Des Garcons wallets are assembled from a smooth leather, ensuring a long-lasting timeless piece as well as an aesthetically pleasing soft finish. These money storage solutions are brought to life by their striking colours and features while maintaining a minimal and clean look.

Comme des Garcons Wallets Polka Dot

Designs vary from unfussy to patterned designs, with the Super Fluo wallet and the Ruby Eyes Wallet delivering a simple design in striking green and blue. The Super Fluo Wallet, shown in the image above, sees a practical element into your outfit, offering two card slots as well as a single note sleeve within its luxury leather composition. Whilst the blue Ruby Eyes wallet also sees this element of effortless luxury, a snake motif is seen slithering from the reverse in a paler blue colour, however, the practical features remain unchanged. This unadorned and manageable structure can be preferred if you are after something more lightweight and less bulky to carry around, this design will also assist to help you look more professional if that’s the look you’re going for.

Boasting a bit more design, however still keeping things to a minimum, the Comme des Garsons wallet in beige, seen in the top right corner of the image above, sees a geometric pattern throughout, giving a more dynamic look however sticking to a neutral colour still shows the minimal side of this wallet. This Comme des Garcons wallet is practical and hard-wearing, multiple card slots and a note compartment can be found inside the wallet, including a button clasp coin pouch and a zip-around fastening that is suited to give anything you want quick access to whilst on the move.

Introducing a bit more pattern into the mix, seen below is the Ruby Eyes pouch in orange showing a saturated snake motif and internal eye levels for an extra design touch. This design adds a playful touch to your daily accessories, something that makes Comme des Garcons so special. Kawakubo has never followed fashion trends and standards, she has always relied on her creativity and that lies among patterns and colours. And it is these visions that made her one of the most influential designers of the late 20th century.

A polka dot is a pattern that frequently appears throughout Comme des Garcons garments, including shoes, tops, and even wallets. The Polka Dot Wallet in Navy is also seen above amongst the other Comme des Garcons wallets, showing the classic polka dot pattern printed on this miniature coin purse. With such elaborate detail on the exterior, the interior sees a generous space for all your coins.

Comme des Garcons Ruby Eyes

You may have guessed, but Comme des Garcons is a French term. Inspired by Francoise Hardy’s 1962 song “Tous les garcons et Les Filles,” which translates to ‘to all the boys and the girls.’ Kawakubo took much inspiration from this and decided to name her brand Comme des Garcons, translating to ‘like boys’. This is seen on most products as well as other variations such as ‘CDG’ or the brand’s sub-label Comme des Garcons Play logo which shows a heart.

Above, the striking monochrome Comme Des Garcons Wallet in Black sees the brand name in a contrasting white, boldly stamped to the front and the reverse of this practical accessory. This monochrome piece has been luxuriously crafted using cowhide leather for a well-appointed look, with a spacious area for your coins and small belongings. On a larger scale, with the same high standards, the Comme des Garcons Wallet Logo in Red, sitting vibrantly at the front of the first image, also sees the logo in bold across the front and reverse. Not only is this wallet vibrant and high-spirited, losing this wallet will be way harder than any other. Presented in a striking cherry red, this Comme des Garcons wallet adds a prominent way of keeping your belongings safe. With ample room to store your necessities; including six card slots, a secure coin pocket, and multiple note sleeves. Take a closer look at the Comme des Garcons wallets available at Aphrodite in the video below.

Though visually each of these Comme des Garcons wallets are different in style, design and size, they all serve the purpose of adding that extra dose of practicality to your day, whether it’s helping to store coins or keep essentials handy. Shop these Comme des Garcons wallets online and in store now, along with many other Comme des Garcons products.

 

Stone Island Crinkle Reps Technical Fabric

What To Know About Stone Island Crinkle Reps Fabric

Stone Island has been an inescapable part of UK street style for decades. The Italian label was first established in 1982, in the Modena era, by the creative genius Massimo Osti and within a year, Carlo Rivetti came onto the scene. Perhaps the most important element of a Stone Island jacket is the removable badge, normally found on the left side of the garment. Different variations of the badge appear on different products and they denote different aspects of the brand. Most commonly, there is the standard badge, decorated in a yellow and green compass rose design and remains unchanged since the brand’s debut.

Crinkle Reps Down Jacket Ochre

Crinkle Reps Fabric Composition:

One of Stone Islands’ cutting-edge, tech-driven fabrics includes Crinkle Reps. Named after its appearance, Stone Island Crinkle Reps jackets are crafted from lightweight nylon reps with an ultra-tight weaving construction that is garment-dyed. A resin coating is applied to the inside, offering wind and mild water resistance. Due to uneven penetration, the color bursts evenly across the material, giving a crinkly effect while also giving the surface a blurred, marbled appearance. This makes each garment unique, having every piece individually designed. Further color hues are brought out of the Crinkle Reps fabric thanks to a special agent that makes the garment anti-drop. Typically, the Crinkle Reps fabric is injected with the finest feathers which assist in making the garment dying easier.

Crinkle Reps Down Jacket Navy

Season after season, Stone Island has made new boundaries when it comes to garment making. It is an ongoing investigation for the brand to discover materials and production techniques that have not yet been used in the clothing industry. LAB is the constant investigation into the transformation and enhancement of fibers and fabrics, and it is from here where many Stone Island projects are born. Whether its features such as water-resistant technology or garments that change color with the temperature, Stone island has created some of the best materials and techniques there is in fashion, and the Crinkle Rep fabric is no exception.

Our Favourite Stone Island Crinkle Reps Jackets:

The self-produced materials are something that makes every Stone Island collection unique and like no other. With over 60,000 dye recipes, the Crinkle Rep fabric is just one of many materials that we love here at Aphrodite and a personal favorite is the Crinkle Reps NY Jacket in Violet. Preparing you for the unpredictable months ahead, this practical Stone Island jacket is made from the brand’s classic Crinkle Reps fabric with a garment-dyed purple hue that creates a crinkled effect, complete with water and wind-resistant features as well as PrimaLoft filling for extra insulation. A full-length zip fastens the front allowing you to choose the best level of ventilation and styling, whilst zip chest pockets bring personal storage. Finished with straight hems for a sporty feel, I’m sure you can see why this is one of our favorites.

Stone Island Crinkle Reps Violet

If you’re after something more monochrome, another favorite when it comes to the iconic crinkle reps fabric is the Crinkle Reps NY Down jacket. Delivering functionality backed by a well-insulated design, this crinkle reps jacket features elasticated bindings across the cuffs, and a classic hooded collar, whilst the full-length zipper fastening is complemented by black taped seams for a sleek and well-defined finish. Two practical zip-secured side-seam pockets provide ample on-the-go storage to suit, whilst the monochrome Stone Island badge to the left arm helps bring a touch of added depth to this luxury jacket.

Crinkle Reps Down Jacket Badge

And last but not least, we couldn’t forget to mention the Crinkle Reps NY Jacket in Ochre. Water and wind-resistant, crafted in resin-coated quilted crinkled nylon taffeta, this long-sleeved piece is tailored to a padded design to provide a highly insulative layer of protection regardless of setting. With tonal webbing trim throughout, a bungee-style drawstring at the hood, a full-length two-way zip fastening with a high rise collar. This ochre silhouette is signed off with two side entry zip secures pockets and the instantly recognizable Stone Island badge to the left sleeve in black.

Crinkle Reps Ochre Stone Island

Crinkle Reps Garments at Aphrodite

If this hasn’t proven that Stone Island has created a high-tech luxurious material, then we don’t know what will. Shop these three products and many more Stone Island Crinkle Reps garments at Aphrodite now.