Tailored Knit takes Merino wool to new performance heights
Textile innovator, Shima Seiki has joined forces with three Italian Merino wool yarn manufacturers to create the ‘Wool To Go Tailored Knit’ capsule collection that offers a new interpretation of tailoring using an innovative form of knitwear.
Our TPU Evolution®, in combination with performance Merino wool yarns from Italian mills Filati Loro Piana, Tollegno 1900 and Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia is set to revolutionize the new commuter clothing market.
The Merino wool collection comprises three outfits that provide a modern and urban interpretation of the classic formal look using knitted fabrics, rather than traditionally used woven fabrics. Beautifully designed by Vittorio Branchizio, the garments are a showcase of the latest knitting technology from Shima Seiki as well as Woolmark-certified Merino wool yarns.
This is coat, jumper and trousers were made using @zegna.baruffa.lane ‘s Millennium EcoTeflon 2/60 Merino wool yarn with our TPU Evolution® yarn. All three garments were knitted using Shima Seiki’s SVR 123 SP SV 14-gauge machine.
This dress was knitted on Shima Seiki’s N.SVR 183 SP F.14-gauge machine using @tollegno1900 ’s Harmony 4.0 2/48 Merino wool yarn with our TPU Evolution® yarn. The bomber jacket was knitted on Shima Seiki’s SRY 183 LP 14-gauge machine, that provides a three-dimensional padded effect, using Tollegno 1900’s Re-Abarth 2/37 yarn (60% Merino wool, 40% recycled polyimide) with our TPU Evolution® yarn.
This coat, jumper and trousers were made using Lora Piana Yarn Winter Island 13 micron 2/150 Merino wool yarn with our TPU Evolution® yarn. The coat and trousers were knitted using Shima Seiki's SVR 123 SP SV 14-gauge machine, while the jumper was knitted using Shima Seiki's FIRST 124 S .21 machine that knits particularly lightweight garments.