Edition : First / Milan / Laila / 2012 / Hardcover. / Near Fine / Near Fine Folio, 650pp. Cloth in Printed wraps. Numerous Colour plates. Trilingual text in English, French and Italian. Housed in publishers box.
A stunner – “Created to celebrate thirty years of technological excellence, Archivo from Stone Island is an illustrative retrospective of their rich, pioneering history. Comprising of 644 pages, the book showcases the work of esteemed designer Carlo Rivetti, with an unwavering attention to detail and in-depth descriptions, recounting three decades of exploration and experimentation in technical outerwear, resulting in some of the most advanced garments currently available.The book features a foreword from Carlo Rivetti as well as an essay from Italian sociologist and journalist, Francesco Morace entitled ‘Thirty Years of Stone Island and the Challenge Facing New Italian-Style Business’. The true highlight of Archivio is obviously the insight into the garments, which includes 307 of Stone Island’s most glorified and rare pieces ‘ some of which have never left the company archives.”