Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D solutions for apparel design, development and merchandising, today announced that Jason Cheung has joined the company as the new Regional Director responsible for Hong Kong and Greater China. Before joining the Browzwear team, Jason served for a decade as the Asia Regional Director for Alvanon, a leading global apparel business and product development consultancy.

He has also previously worked with Wah Ming, ISA Swiss and MSC Ltd in various sales positions.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jason to Browzwear,” said Sharon Lim, Browzwear CEO. “His proven track record and extensive expertise in the industry are true assets and we look forward to learning from him as he leads our Hong Kong and Greater China teams forward.”

Jason earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and now resides in Hong Kong.

“I am excited to begin this next chapter in my career, working with Browzwear to bring 3D solutions to apparel brands throughout Hong Kong and China,” said Cheung. “The team is committed to the success of our partners and clients, and displays great integrity and leadership in the industry. I am proud to now be a part of it all.”

To kick off a creative and productive new year, we are pleased to announce the release of VStitcher 7.9 and Lotta 3.9, which does not require a C2V licensing update. We listened to your feedback and suggestions and have worked hard to incorporate them into this release, where we’ve added several new features and improvements. Check them out and let us know what you think.

Highlights

  • Realistic Edges for Accurate Fit: Improved accuracy of stitch and workmanship, with more realistic and responsive edges create a better overall effect on the garment look and simulation. This improvement perfects edge details in highly stretched garments like swimwear and underwear, and mimics complex edges of combined hems including elastics, for true-to-life overall garment behavior.
  • Interactive Design in Sizes: We’ve made it faster and more intuitive to work with predefined sizes. You can now define a group of sizes to work on interactively, and then save and share it with your team.
  • 3D Styling:  You can easily make adjustments like pinching pants from multiple points, rotating sleeves, or flattening ruched fabric, or use the persistent pinch tool to lock areas during simulation.
  • Bring Layered Garments to Life: We’ve made multi-layering easier by enabling  you to individually style each layer, hide or reorder layers, control gravity, temporarily disable stitches, and more for the most attractive display.
  • Improved UI and UX including:
    • Clone by offset for internal elements which makes it easier to clone and position buttons, trims, embellishments or any other internal element or line.
    • Relax and stretch option to set edge shrinkage in terms of the relaxed and stretched target values or percentages.
    • Advanced snap capabilities so patterns snap during rotation and snap to intersections of internal elements.

Ready to get started? Get in touch with us for a demo or the downloads.

Introducing VStitcher 7.8
The Browzwear team has been working hard to improve your user experience and we’re pleased to announce the release of VStitcher 7.8 and Lotta 3.8. We added several new features and improvements that we know you will enjoy.

Some of the most exciting new additions include:

Multi-Layered Materials

For all-over prints, melanges and complex stitches

With this release, VStitcher introduces the very first 3D solution for complex multi-layer materials. Simply define a group of fabric or seam layers and from then on, you can manipulate the group just like a single material or edit each layer separately. You can create complex textures that are even more true-to-life, like a melange fabric or the inseam on a pair of jeans. With multi-layer materials, designing in 3D is faster and more flexible than ever before.
Layered material drag and drop layers

3D Folded Garment View (Labs)

Vstitcher and Lotta now include a flexible template for displaying your designed garment, folded. The Labs template includes a folded, button-down shirt with several display options including collars, buttons and more.

Folded shirt options

Simulation Improvements

The latest versions of VStitcher and Lotta feature simulation improvements to performance, pleats and folds, and complex, layered garments.

Expanded API for Costing

The Open Platform API now integrates with costing engines and proprietary costing calculators. After the integration is enabled, you can display the price of a garment in real time, as it’s being developed.

Export Measurement Charts

Quickly export points of measurement CSV charts for manufacturing and production for all garment sizes.

Smart Guides

Our new alignment guides help you align shapes in relation to each other in real time transformation.

Dynamic pivot points for pattern pieces and shapes

Move the pivot point on shapes and pattern pieces for more control over rotation, positioning and resizing.

 

Rotation by pivot point

UI Improvements

We have made a bunch of improvements to the interface including fabric physics search, print keyboard shortcut, 3D view camera rotation and editing and sharing camera parameters.

More Fluent CAD Changes

Changes include converting internal lines to edges, making slices to symmetrical pieces, “folding” of pattern pieces and glueing internal lines to edges.

Improved DXF Import

We’ve made it easier to read even more varieties of CAD files in DXF, AAMA and ASTM formats, including grading information and more.

Ready to get started? Get in touch with us for a demo or the downloads.

Singapore – Browzwear, provider of 3D solutions for apparel design, development and merchandising and Alvanon, the global apparel business expert,  announce a new strategic regional partnership to provide their combined expert offerings throughout Hong Kong and China.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Alvanon,” said Sharon Lim, CEO at Browzwear. “The joint offering of both fit consulting and 3D solutions will improve our customer response time and help us dynamically overcome the challenges our industry faces today.”

Under the new agreement, Alvanon will collaborate with Browzwear to leverage the power of 3D among its China and Hong Kong sales team, showrooms, marketing/forum events, press releases and other professional means and channels of trade. The company will package end-to-end solutions for prospective clients and collaborate with Browzwear to provide support and implementation plans for new clients.

“Strengthening and expanding our partnership with Browzwear made perfect sense,” said Jason Wang, Chief Operating Officer at Alvanon. “3D has the potential to transform the fashion industry, this strategic partnership will facilitate and push the conversation forward. Being able to use Browzwear’s latest technology to offer innovative solutions to our clients throughout Asia is exciting.”

About Browzwear

Browzwear’s pioneering 3D solutions for apparel design, development and merchandising are the key to a successful digital product lifecycle. Through the power of beautiful, true-to-life 3D, designers, developers, production and marketing can now collaborate effectively to deliver creative products to market faster than ever before. With Browzwear, brands and retailers around the world are connecting people and processes, reducing iterations and samples, and merchandising garments even before they are produced.

About Alvanon

Alvanon is a global consulting firm specializing in the apparel, retail and fashion sectors. Our team of strategists, analysts and technical experts equip top retailers, brands, designers and manufacturers with the knowledge, skills, advice and training necessary for them to achieve their business objectives. Founded in 2001, Alvanon has earned recognition as a trusted adviser and resource in over 30 countries crafting integrated solutions that result in speed, efficiency, profitability and growth.

Browzwear Fabric Analyzer
With the new Browzwear Fabric Analyzer, it’s faster and easier than ever before to see your fabrics in true-to-life 3D.
Using patent-pending technology, we have developed the first fabric analyzer that gives you the information required for an accurate 3D simulation you can trust.
With minimum human intervention, our custom-designed Fabric Analyzer:

  • Captures the full force extension curve of the fabric sample
  • Translates the data into human-readable parameters including mass, thickness, bend, stretch, linearity and shear
  • Automatically creates a digital fabric ready to be draped in Vstitcher and turned into a 3D garment that you can see for yourself!

The Fabric Analyzer is part of our Open Platform ecosystem. You can use it to analyze any fabric, for any application including footwear and bags. In addition to the human-readable standard data, additional raw captured data of full curves is available on request. Click here to learn more or order now.

We’re pleased to announce the release of VStitcher 7.6 and Lotta 3.6.  In addition to the very exciting addition of SmartDesign, there are new features and improvements in this release that we would like to share with you.

In this release we are also introducing Browzwear Labs, early access to new features that are still in development.  Please try them and send us your feedback!

Highlights:

  • New user experience for materials including a hoverboard Color Picker, Image Editor and Geometry Editor.
  • Fluent user experience for Pen Tool: Edit, add and remove points while drawing, with a single tool!
  • New hanger avatars: Simulate garments on a hanger with two native hanger avatars.
  • Blending mode for materials (labs): Apply overlay blending of layers such as artwork and wash effects over fabric.
  • Blender cloud rendering (labs): Render garments in the cloud and continue to work freely using an integration with RenderStreet (license required).

And there is much more!

Click here for the complete release notes.

Click here to download the new versions.

We’re excited to announce SmartDesign, a creative new approach to fashion design.

SmartDesign brings every aspect of a garment – from silhouettes and trims, to fabrics and workmanship – together into smart templates so you can experience a vast array of design variations with a click.  See for yourself!

Fast and Fluent Design

Design a single garment or a complete collection more quickly and fluently than ever. You’re in control with Smart Templates that are pre-configured to include everything you need. Make and save as many variations as you like, even transfer your designs from one silhouette to the next in real-time.  Do you want to see how that all-over print would look on a tighter fit, with bell sleeves or a hoodie? Now you can!

Design for Manufacturing and Calendar

Design for Manufacturing is finally a reality. With the ability to configure your own Smart Templates, you know that every design can be manufactured according to specification.

Design to Cost

Eliminate errors and unnecessary samples. Smart Templates include not only your materials and trims, but also predefined metadata like cost and manufacturing lead time, so you can maximize creativity, while staying on time and within budget.

Learn More!

Whether you are a 3D expert, or taking your first steps on this journey, you’ll want to experience the power of SmartDesign. We’re also here to help you define a strategy and get SmartDesign implemented for your organization.

Contact us to get started

We’re pleased to say that WhichPLM has selected Browzwear as the subject of their first 3D Supplier Evaluation.  Using the same expert approach to product evaluation that they have brought to PLM, the team has defined a new set of scientific assessment criteria designed to benchmark 3D solutions and their vendors in the areas that really count for retailers and brands looking to find the right solution to fit their needs, and to deliver a return on their investment.

Visit WhichPLM to download the evaluation and to learn more about how 3D is shaping the apparel industry today.

 

Hed Mayner is doing incredible things with menswear, using the language of design to express body language. Behind the scenes, Hed is just as innovative when it comes to how he designs his clothes. He works closely with a 3D product development specialist to realize his vision. Watch the video to get a peek behind the scenes.

 

Browzwear is building a diverse ecosystem of partner solutions that enable fashion brands to realize the vision of a digital process from design through production and merchandising

Singapore, May 9, 2017 – Browzwear, the leading provider of 3D solutions for fashion design, development and merchandising, announced today the launch of the Browzwear Open Platform. The Open Platform is the cornerstone of a program designed to enable fashion brands and retailers to leverage a growing ecosystem of integrated software solutions as part of their digital apparel process.

The apparel industry is currently transitioning from traditional, manual design and development to digital technologies and workflows that promise faster delivery, higher customer satisfaction, and greater sustainability.  The ability to interact with accurate, 3D garments right from the design stage, all the way through to production and merchandising, is key to this transformation.

With the Open Platform, Browzwear is bringing together the many different solutions that can play a part in the digital process, and enabling them to leverage the power of 3D. Partners in the Open Platform program provide software for asset management, pattern design, costing, merchandising, showcasing, online shopping, workflow and more.  For Browzwear partners, the program features the new Open Platform API, along with support for testing and development, and joint marketing initiatives. For brands and retailers, the program also includes advanced consulting and integration services that help organizations to design and implement a customized digital process successfully.

Here is what some Browzwear partners are saying about the Open Platform initiative:

“Browzwear’s 3D digital technology together with Dassault Systèmes’ Product Lifecycle Management solutions can streamline the way fashion companies design, develop and manufacture products.” Said Chris Colyer, VP Consumer Goods & Retail at Dassault Systèmes. “The Open Platform is an important step forward for the digital transformation of the fashion industry.”

“Browzwear’s true-to-life 3D design and development together with Modo’s photorealistic rendering gives designers the ability to showcase their garments effectively long before samples are available. Through the Open Platform, designers can now launch a Modo render with a single click,” said Shane Griffith, Product Marketing Manager, at Foundry.

“By integrating our GRAFIS 2D CAD software with Browzwear’s 3D prototyping, our customers can instantly simulate their patterns. The integration with Browzwear’s API allows simulation of style modifications to fit and design in seconds. Browzwear’s API provides a wide range of functions which allows this deep integration with our products.” Dr Kerstin Friedrich, Managing director at GRAFIS Software, Germany.

“Each of our customers has a unique process and we are committed ensuring that their digital transformation is a success,” said Sharon Lim, Browzwear CEO. “We created the Browzwear Open Platform program so that we can help every customer create the right solution for their business, through a combination of True-to-Life 3D, expert services, and complimentary products and technologies.”

 

Columbia Sportswear have always been innovators when it comes to fashion. Now they are also innovating with technology that enables them to get even more creative while saving time and reducing waste. Get a glimpse of how a leading sportswear company is leveraging the power of 3D for a digital process.