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Editorial: Massimo Osti Masterpieces

Updated: May 10, 2020

We linked with photographer Alex James in Glasgow to shoot a couple of local collectors Massimo Osti masterpieces.

Last month we took a trip up to Glasgow to shoot a couple of Osti collectors with one of the sickest photographers in the city Alex James! Collectors Michael Sargeant and Daryl Cook joined us to shoot a few of their favorite Massimo Osti designs from their personal collections.


3 of Osti's most iconic fabrics from his time as head designer at Stone Island have to be the Tela Stella, Marina Sail Cloth and Ice Camo. The pieces included in this editorial range from the early to late 80's, an era which is arguably the crux of what makes Stone Island the brand it is today.

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Tela Stella:

SS83 Tela Stella Reflective Strip from the third season of Stone Island and the material that started the brand on its journey all those years ago. The piece we shot bought along by Daryl Cook an avid collector of vintage Stone Island features a cream Tela fabric with Reflective Strip detailing. It also features a back pigment print of the original and iconic wind rose Stone Island logo.


Marina Sail Cloth:

SS86 Marina Sail Cloth comes from one of the early seasons of the Marina line, a side line developed by Osti for use in nautical activities. This particular piece bought along by Michael Sargeant is a great example of classic Marina style. The simple design in an aged enzyme wash cotton/poly blend fabric features nautical stripes to the cuffs and hood which have become synonymous with the Marina line. It's one of the first pieces to feature the historic back print of the Stone Island Marina logo.


Ice Camouflage:

AW89 Ice Camouflage was Osti's favorite piece he designed for Stone Island according to his son Lorenzo. The fabric features a thermosensitive dye which reacts to changing temperatures to reveal extra layers of the camouflage design to the outer material of the jacket. The piece featured in the editorial bought along by collector Michael Sargeant comes complete with a winter liner attached via the legendary dutch rope system still featured on Stone Island jackets to this day.

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It's safe to say we enjoyed this shoot a lot and it was a pleasure to work with Glasgow don Alex James. Big up to him and The Garment Factory Glasgow for the hospitality on the shoot.