Bianco-3D WholeGarment by Saverio Palatella: An impressive minimalist collection by Saverio Palatella was made even more so by the technological prowess it took to pull it off. A blend of technology and art, the Bianco collection is a result of a partnership between the Italian knitwear designer and the Japanese knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki. Using design software developed by the firm, Palatella was able to digitally render his designs and then “print” them out on a specially calibrated weaving machine. However, the resulting garments — anatomically ribbed tights and strikingly sculptural sweaters and dresses — didn’t look at all cookie-cutter. The complex ribbing, twists and folds that gave the pieces their shapes were pure Palatella, and some looks have even been patented by the designer.

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