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 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.
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.
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.
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 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. From season to season new Crinkle Rep jackets will be landing at Aphrodite.
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