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SHIMA SEIKI's Total Design Center plans, designs and produces original knit samples as proposals to our customers. From basic sweaters to WHOLEGARMENT ensembles, this page features a collection of the latest samples available from TDC. New samples are introduced periodically so be sure to visit back!


Raised in Milan,
she grew up learning to stand in the spotlight;
show her feelings; and assert herself as a woman.
Her love for the subtleties of Japan, therefore
may contain a small protest toward her own culture.
She has mastered each move of the tea ceremony
and finds peace from the fading ring of a wind chime.
Only when she passionately insists on taking friends
visiting Japan to do the Zen experience thing,
is her husband quick to point out her fiery Italian nature.


She's a sought-after photographer specializing in hard journalism.
Today, however, was not one of her proudest moments:
Having spotted an unknown gentleman in her viewfinder,
she spontaneously depressed her shutter button.
Realizing what she had done, she reached for the delete button.
For some reason she suddenly remembered
about some jungle tribe that refuses to have their photo taken
for fear of having their soul taken away.
Removing her finger, she thought to herself,
"I let a good man get away today; I might as well keep his soul tonight."


A personal trainer by profession,
to her, fashion never extends beyond function.
To her young boyfriend, it has been a rather frustrating point.
Lately she's heard rumours about him
hanging out with a certain "pretty" girl.
It's probably the reason why you can now tell
that she has become more fashion-conscious
on her way home from the gym than on her way there.


New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai.
In Cities whose digitized borders are mapped by
chaos and greed, they suddenly appear.
Full of skill and motivation above the average citizen,
they wear an armor of Information, and survive on instinct.
To simply call it “functional” may seem a bit misleading
when referring to such forms that are so individualistic.
It is their testimony to standing apart from the pack.
Whether or not you’re aware of it, their Kind is proliferating.


A tour guide in Venice, she fascinates her audience
with stories far more interesting than those about
some Bride of the Adriatic.
Take her theories on art history, for example, that the progression
from the Renaissance and Baroque periods through to Impressionism,
is analogous to the flowing canal-streets of the city.
A seasoned tourist once mentioned that he had never met
a woman who blended into her surroundings more.
Born and raised here, she practically lives and breathes
—and wears in style—Venice, requiring no effort on her part.


A highly sought-after fashion designer
whose ancestor was a Native American Shaman,
her collections are standard wardrobe items
for any Manhattan upper-middle who's in the know.
Another crowd of uncreative journalists surround her,
asking for the secret to her success.
If she told the truth, would anyone believe her,
that her intuition endowed by her great-grandfather
have called upon the gods of fashion?