I’ve been a Stone Island fan since the late Eighties for its high level of pioneering fabric technology and exacting finishes, coupled with an intrinsic grasp of savvy-looking street gear. Its new Ghost line is all about sleek pieces cast in one colour but produced in multiple materials (even down to the iconic button on/off badges). Component panels are laminated before assembly, then overlapped to improve breathability and waterproofing.
The Tank Shield hood jacket (£1,095) in opaque polyester/cotton is a showstopper, while a stretch, garment-dyed cotton fleece crew (£200) and an olive panelled wool zip-top cardigan (£475) are low-key yet high-tech to the touch. A trench coat (£1,095) in olive or black has been created using multi-layer membrane fusion technology to make it super-weatherproof yet equally light. Those who prefer zero branding can simply button off the Ghost badge.