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How The Supreme x Stone Island Collaboration Reached Grail Status

Max Rosengren
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We take a look at how the Supreme x Stone Island collaboration became one of the hottest streetwear partnerships of all time.

Supreme and Stone Island are already massive brands on their own. Supreme’s huge influence in streetwear over the last 10 years is indisputable and the same goes for Stone Island with their garment innovation and unique fabrics. There’s truly only one way to elevate both brands and that’s by combining them both. For the FW ‘14 season we saw exactly that, a collaboration between the two giants that would come to be the starting point of some of the most hyped up collaborations in modern day streetwear. The first Supreme x Stone Island drop would set the standard for the next 5 years.

Stone Island x Supreme Raso Gommato Cover Nero Jacket from 2014

Above: The Supreme x Stone Island Raso Gommato Cover Nero Jacket from 2014.

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Taking it back to October 2014 and the first Stone Island x Supreme capsule release. A release that would come to set the standard for many more collaborations to come. But it started somewhat modestly, the first Supreme collaboration will traditionally almost always be modest in comparison to later collaborative projects. The longer the relationship the more they’ll push the boundaries. The FW ’14 Supreme x Stone Island capsule followed this custom but still captured both brands in a perfect balance.

All pieces for this collection, except for the Supreme camp cap, were made by Stone Island for Supreme. The camp cap however was made by Supreme, in one of Stone Islands’ signature fabrics, Raso Gommato. The highlight of the collection was undoubtedly the Raso Gommato Cover Nero Jacket. The classic “Stoney” piece featured a wind & water resistant cotton satin outer shell combined with a puffy inner jacket. The jacket is a two piece jacket meaning both the shell and the inner jacket can be detached and worn separately. The outer-piece also featured a removable hood with attached futuristic style sunglasses and came in yellow, forest camo and black. The rest of the collection featured hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, matching sweatpants and the classic Supreme camp cap in white, black, red and forest camo.

Stone Island x Supreme Nylon Metal Paisley

Above: The Supreme x Stone Island Nylon Metal 5C Paisley Anorak from 2015.

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The following year Supreme and Stone Island combined forces again for their second collaborative capsule. For the SS ’15 collection Stone Islands innovative garment expertise would come to shine through. In a press release prior to the FW ’14 collaboration Supreme spoke on the Italian brand and their unique use of color and material, something the second collaboration between the two would vouch for. The stand-out piece of the collection was the 5C Anorak, a classic Stone Island silhouette used in their first collection ever. The anorak is dressed in a “Nylon Metal” fabric, a nylon yarn material that appears to change colour, created by Stone Island several years. Supreme completed the piece with a paisley pattern print that comes in both blue and red.

The rest of the collection included two matching paisley patterned hats and a striped long sleeve. The SS ’15 collaboration suffered an early leak as it hit Stone Islands German web-shop before intended. The collaboration was successful nevertheless and it wouldn’t take long until the brands teamed up again for the SS ’16 collection.

Above: The Supreme x Stone Island Heat Reactive Trench Coat from 2016.

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The release of the spring and summer of 2016 collection had many of our wallets gaping empty. Stand out pieces included the Heat Reactive Trench Coats that switch in colour when met with heat. Switching from black to yellow and blue to purple in respective colorway the jackets also featured a combined Supreme x Stone Island logo on the back. The collection also included a set of matching Heat Reactive 6-panel and Crusher Hats. Other stand-out pieces were the nylon metal tracksuits that came in black, blue, orange and camo. The rest of the release was finished off with striped ¾ Zip Long Sleeve Tops and a set of air and water resistant duffle bags made in Drybag® by Ortlieb.

Stone Island x Supreme Lamy Cover Stampato Puffy Jacket

Above: The Supreme x Stone Island Lamy Cover Stampato Puffy Jacket from 2017.

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As you can see there’s a pattern here. The jackets are the “hit it out the park” pieces in pretty much every collection, and for the FW ’17 collaboration we saw not one but two jacket silhouettes with their own unique features. The floral printed Lamy Cover Stampato Puffy Jacket featured a removable hood and a face-mask, a popular concept they’d use again in their SS ’19 release. Like previous year the collection also featured a matching set of floral hats. The anorak makes a second appearance in the Supreme x Stoney partnership in the Poly Cover Composite Anorak. The water and wind resistant pieces came in black, blue and yellow and were said to be opaque meaning they are partly see-through. A set of matching reflective hoodies, sweatpants and tees featuring the two brands combined logo also released for the FW ’17 collaboration.

Stone Island x Supreme Riot Mask Camo Jacket

Above: The Supreme x Stone Island Riot Mask Camo Jacket from 2019.

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Many streetwear hearts were broken as 2018 went without a collaboration, but the two giants made sure to make it up to us with their stunning SS ’19 release. Yet again jackets were a big focal point, but the set of camo decorated garms were definitely the pieces that reached grail status. The Riot Mask Camo Jacket with its matching cargo pants, vest and accessories came in a subtle camo in orange and grey and was heavily inspired by tactical-wear.

The rest of the collection includes basic hoodies and pocket-tees but also the New Silk Light Jacket. A double dyed jacket made to give a three-dimensional liquid effect finished off with a detachable lining inspired by lacing systems used in the sailing world. Matching New Silk pants and hat were also released for what is probably the strongest collection between the two so far.

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    Kat May 20, 2020

    That puffy jacket is eye catching. The vibrant colors leave an impression.

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