Haven did their thing with their new editorial for the Spring/Summer collections entitled ‘Burn My Shadow’. They’ve been low-key building up one of the best brand lineups online and it’s good to see the Canadian team putting effort into presenting it in unique visual fashion. Included in the presentation are pieces from johnUndercover, Junya Watanabe, NBHD x Adidas, Human Made and Stone Island Shadow Project. Click through for more
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The good folks at Nomad Toronto posted up an interview with Errolson Hugh founder of ACRONYM and designer at Stone Island Shadow Project. As a visionary in technical clothing, it’s always worthwhile reading some of the insights that Errolson gives into his design process. Most of the interview focuses on his designs under the Stone Island Shadow Project label. A quote from the interview is below
What has Shadow Project enabled you to do that you haven’t been able to do with Acronym?
Errolson Hugh: Colour. Colour, and all the fabric research. We’ve learned an incredible amount making things in Italy. The way things are made in Italy is unique, I think, to the world. The tradition, the manufacturing culture in Italy is so, so strong, stronger than anywhere else I’ve ever seen it. It’s incredible to meet people who have been in the industry – like, Carlo is eighth-generation textile. And his son, Silvio, will be the next. It’s crazy. People identify themselves with their work here, with manufacturing, with making fabrics, with knitting garments. And, so, when you talk to them about it, and you talk to them on the level of, “I’m really into this and want to try that,” if you’re sparking new ideas, they’re totally excited to try it. They’re not like, “Well, are you gonna order two million?” It’s really a product, craftsmanship-based culture that I hadn’t encountered at that level before. Without which, Stone Island is basically impossible. The suppliers they work with closely, they have a partnership where, in some cases, Stone Island is almost like their research division. There’s an incredible amount of openness between the fabric suppliers, even the yarn manufacturers, or the dyers. That’s something we would never have seen otherwise. And then, of course, designing fabrics is something you just don’t usually get a chance to do. And designing fabrics in the way Stone Island can make them is also its own special thing. Very, very interesting.
Read the entire interview on Nomad
In case you missed it, take a look at our previous shop profile with Nomad.
Techwear often comes down to features and this duffle coat from Stone Island Shadow Project has all the bases covered to get you through many a winter. Even if you don’t get the opportunity to field test this piece in the harshest of conditions, you’ll quickly notice the unique wool fabric on PW3 which is a waterproof wool fabric with 3 composite layers. Without getting bogged down in details what that means is that you’ll stay warm and dry without overheating thanks to the breathable membrane in between you and the outer shell.
You can get it at Haven but it’ll set you back $1150.
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