Badge of honour

From the terraces to hip-hop royalty: a new book from Rizzoli pays tribute to 40 years of Stone Island
By Finn Blythe | Fashion | 9 October 2020
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OLYMPIASTADION, MUNICH ‘000 ARSENAL F.C FANS, GERMANY PHOTO BY DRAX WD

A new book from Rizzoli celebrates Stone Island‘s near 40-year history, examining the brand’s cultural impact through a series of written texts and a collection of never-before-seen images.

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From the terraces of English football to the Milanese paniari and America’s hip-hop royalty, Stone Island has grown a cult following that traverses time and place. Combining streetwear with luxury and innovative design, its successful longevity is rooted in its pervasive societal outreach, growing beyond the confines of a mere brand into something that better resembles cultural folklore.

This new 250-page tome pays testament to that diverse and colourful history, compiling its ethos and unique heritage into an anthology of text and visuals. Featuring three major essays from Eugene Rabkin, Jian DeLeon and Paul Gorman, an introduction by Stone Island CEO Carlo Rivetti, a foreword by esteemed Italian fashion critic Angelo Flaccavento, as well as 250 colour photographs, it’s the ultimate tribute to a legendary brand.

Stone Island: Storia by Rizzoli is available to purchase online here.

The colour laboratory at Stone Island’s Headquarters in Ravarino, Modena

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