Easily identified by its iconic compass badge, and inspired, from its beginning in 1982 by both the sea and military style, Stone Island takes these inspirations seriously. The compass reflects both the inspirations of sea and military, and the aim for constant research.
Stone Island, from the creation of its first garment out of a unique fabric not intended for clothing, goes out of its way to push the boundaries of textile research to support its lines. Functionality is never far removed from the design process resulting in an appealing mix of creative fabric use in garments that are both approachable and feel familiar.
The brand successfully merges cutting edge research with the aesthetic of the uniform and work clothes. Their garments reflect their brands two souls – Lab and Life.