A red dress in cotton elastane. The welcome hostesses at the 6 shows are outfitted by Shima Seiki (Knitwear Solutions, 6KW151) in a convincing demonstration of the Whole Garment technology, celebrating its 20th anniversary. This knitting machine, for creative and complex seamless knits, is certainly one of the greatest technological revolutions of the twentieth century for the textile industry. The principle: a single yarn feeds the machine to give birth to a sweater, a dress or any other flatbed knit. With it you can design and make patterns, finishes and stitches in different gauges. The hostess outfit, designed by Xavier Brisoux in collaboration with Shima’s development studio in Japan, was born of this Whole Garment technology.