Five times stronger than steel. Kevlar® is one of the most revolutionary man-made fibers in the world. Origin Kevlar® is the brand name of the aramid fiber that chemist Stephanie Kwolek invented for American company DuPont in 1965. It was initially developed to replace steel bracing in vehicle tires. Aramid, short for aromatic polyamide is prepared by the reaction of amine group with carboxylic acid halide group. After this chemical process the material is converted into a fiber. These fibers can then be used to be tightly spun into a textile material. The result is a material that is stronger than steel...
"The Italian answer to the English fabrics for sportswear"
An idea from Massimo Osti from 1987.
Read more about this unique fabric
in our latest blog post.
Labelled by designer Paul Harvey as the best collections he ever did at Stone Island. Serie 100 was born in 2001 as an experimental project on womenswear. It was Stone Island’s debut in the world of women’s fashion and their introduction of meshes. Another industrial material that would be added to the already extensive archive of Stone Island’s unusual garment materials. Harvey once said in an interview that he didn’t like trademarks, because they usually cover flaws. This could explain his strong love for the Serie 100 collections. After six years at the brand with the iconic compass badge, he...
Our latest editorial features Stone Island pieces from 1992-2003 designed by Massimo Osti and Paul Harvey. All pieces are available now. Shop here. Photography: Gianluca Fatigati Models: Salvatore & Lorenzo Special thanks to www.escvpe.it