MILAN — The latest collaboration between Stone Island and Nike will be unveiled on July 18, the opening day of the prestigious four-day golf tournament the Open Championship, at its 148th edition, hosted this year at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.
“Knowing that the conditions during the tournament can change quickly, and can be quite challenging, we wanted to focus on outerwear,” said Kelly Tweeden, vice president and creative director for Nike Golf, Nike Tennis and Nike Skateboarding. “As experts in creating product that performs as well as it looks, Stone Island was a natural partner in finding the best solutions.”
Designed to facilitate the body’s movement, especially during the swing phase, and guarantee optimal thermic regulation, the jacket and the crewneck are crafted from a military cotton satin fabric bonded to a breathable, water-repellent membrane. The color palette includes gray, turquoise and yellow, this last used only for the crewneck.
“One of the things that has always made me enthusiastic is that those who love sports love Stone Island. Golf particularly fascinates me, because it is a precision game in which concentration and power play a fundamental role on athletic gesture and on performance. Working on garments with Nike Golf gave us the opportunity to create true technical and performing pieces. It is the first time for Stone Island on the field of play, in one of the most noble sports in the world,” said Stone Island chairman and creative director Carlo Rivetti.
“When we begin to think about garments, fabrics and treatments, one of the milestones that always accompanies us is the search for performance and functionality,” he added. “Garment dyeing and other finishing treatments exponentially complicate the performance of the fabrics and the work of our patternmakers and tailors, so everything must be painlessly calculated. This is what makes Stone Island’s garments stand up to sports, but above all, this is why sports lovers feel Stone Island is relevant, loved and recognizable.”
The Stone Island x Nike Golf capsule will be on sale from July 25 at select Stone Island boutiques, at Stone Island’s online stores, as well as at NikeLab shops and e-commerce.