The 92nd edition of Pitti Immagine Filati was the occasion for the presentation of the Evolution Knit collection by Vittorio Branchizio, creative director of Shima Seiki Italia, at the stand of the Japanese company.
The 12 garments of the capsule collection exploit VB's material expertise and attention to experimentation, the precision and technology of Shima Seiki machines, and the technical characteristics of the different fibres used.
The Origami Dress has been so named because of the 3D aesthetic effect given by the repetition of the shape of a parallelepiped along the entire surface of the dress, soft on the shoulders and increasingly pronounced as one approaches the bottom.
The garment consists of a wholegarment seamless knit turtleneck dress with 3D constructed stitch over the entire surface, produced on a Shima Seiki No. SVR 183 21G machine - gauge 21 - using two yarns: cashmere and elastomer.
- CASHMERE 2/27 100% WS, natural brown - gives the garment softness, isothermicity and shine.
- EXTÉ 2.7 SOFT is the elastic yarn - made in Italy by MIC - used in production for its technical properties of elasticity and shrinkage, which allow the cashmere finbra to be compacted and thus give and accentuate the three-dimensionality of the design, and for its availability in the various colors, respecting the colour tone of the garment without indesirate shading.
The wholegarment production of this garment took 246'00".