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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!

ITMA 2016 Knitting Samples

SHIMA SEIKI presents a collection of samples produced on knitting machines exhibited at the International Textile Machinery (ITMA Asia 2016) Exhibition.
With "Open Your Future" as our exhibition concept, proposals are made for a wide range of fashion and accessory items from WHOLEGARMENT to shaping.

Reboot Delight

Asymmetric silhouette and irregular pleating, gather, and dimensional structures.
Modern and minimal fashion fascinates, moves, then inspires.
Pausing to take a closer look or even do a double-take, time seems to stop and reset itself.

Greener Grass

Country and city; retro and modern; pastel floral motifs and monochromatic geometric patterns.
Silhouettes are simple, yet intricate.
At the center of contradiction exists a space wherein urban and rural coexist.

3D Silhouette

Seam-free and shaped in three dimensions, WHOLEGARMENT products can be created with both design and comfort in mind.
Balloon-style silhouette that forms soft curves; elegant drape to accentuate the neckline; minimized rib at the hem and cuffs.
Great care and attention were given to patterning and details.

Wide Pants

Different combinations of material, length, silhouette and structure can be enjoyed with this must-have item in any casual wardrobe.
Expressed as WHOLEGARMENT knitwear, wide pants suddenly take a sophisticated turn, providing softness, stretch, comfort and a beautiful silhouette with flowing drape.

Airdrobe Dress

Knitting on its side while using inlay carriers, a WHOLEGARMENT dress can stretch horizontally for comfort and mobility, while maintaining its shape in the vertical direction.
Knitting on its side also yields a dress with unlimited hem width for producing the desired silhouette.
With inlay fabrics combining knitted and woven textures, Airdrobe dresses offer unprecedented elegance.


Seam-free WHOLEGARMENT knitwear provides ideal comfort through three-dimensional fit while maintaining stretch characteristics inherent to knitwear, making it ideal for sportswear.
Meanwhile quilted fabrics using inlay technique provide cushioning and protection from the cold, suitable for outdoor use.

Print Grading

The combination of SDS-ONE APEX3 design system and SIP-160F3 inkjet printing machine permit automatic size adjustment of print designs when size grading.
Simulated images are normally used for sample making and presentations.
With extraordinarily high-resolution on SDS-ONE APEX3 however, knit simulation can actually be used as original designs for printing.


Arabesque patterns in vivid colors that adorn the desert and its women are perhaps symbols of life,
enduring and defying the arid landscape, simply to survive.
City ladies, attracted to the beauty of desert flora are perhaps just as parched,
searching for some relief from the ennui of metropolitan life.
They seek the secrets carried forth on silken roads to quench their thirsting souls.


Most likely she will spend her Holidays as far from the City as possible.
Returning to the sanctuary of her childhood home, she sits with her mother sipping eggnog scented with nutmeg,
listening to Christmas records her father used to enjoy, while flipping through the yellowed pages of old family albums.
Wrapped in layers of snow-colored knits, she slowly begins to heal.
And once again she will return, to the daily stimulation of 5th Avenue.


Someone once said, "Fashion changes with the seasons, but style is forever."
Indeed, what that girl wears on the train each morning is beyond comprehension,
but somehow she holds it all together with a certain sense of style.
Is she a student? An artist? She seems to commute, but to where?—to do what?
Seemingly random, but perfectly coordinated, her outfits seem to laugh at the face of convention, as well as all the stares.
Those stares are gazes of admiration however, as she repeatedly, and successfully, betrays the promise of a boring commute.


Airdrobe (Air + Wardrobe)
WHOLEGARMENT knitwear with inlay structures can be produced efficiently on MACH2X and MACH2XS with the optional inlay carrier.
With unique fabric that combines the sophistication of wovens with the soft elasticity of knits,
textile items such as jackets, skirts and suits can be created for all occasions.
True to its name, Airdrobe combines surprisingly light weight with fit and comfort never before possible.


Knit + Weave = KNEAVE
Special loop presser beds mounted on the SRY machine allows knit structures such as inlay to become easy to knit.
This permits fancy yarns and other yarns that were previously impossible to knit,
as well as materials not normally associated with knitting, to be woven-in to the fabric.
These hybrid knit-weave fabrics undergo finishing processes such as napping and fulling to produce uniquely textured KNEAVE fabrics with high added-value.


Seam-free WHOLEGARMENT knitwear is especially suited to sportswear,
as there are no seams to irritate the skin, or to interfere with stretch haracteristics.
Sportswear can be "formed" in 3D to provide ideal fit and comfort.
This applies to sports gear in addition to sportswear.