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Singapore, February 21, 2019 – Browzwear, the leading provider of 3D solutions for fashion design, development and merchandising, announced today a new integration with BeProduct, the management solution behind some of fashion’s biggest technology install bases.

With this new integration, users will be able to access assets stored in BeProduct such as  fabrics, trims, and seam libraries, from Browzwear applications. With real-time sync, assets and tags will seamlessly update between the two platforms for an improved user experience.

“At BeProduct, we believe in putting control back in the hands of creatives who have been less served by traditional enterprise PLM systems, so integrating with the leading, open 3D platform made perfect sense for us and our users,” said Daniel Pak, BeProduct CEO. “We know that designers and product teams stand to benefit in a huge way from intuitive, powerful 3D tools, and an integrated approach to 3D and PLM is already unlocking real, measurable value for brands and retailers – from product design to marketing.”

The BeProduct and Browzwear integration makes it easier for designers to access and use the assets they need, and for brands to control which designers have access to which assets for their work, thereby closing the loop in an end-to-end workflow management process.

The new integration ensures that assets in BeProduct are automatically available in Browzwear. In addition, BeProduct includes full support for the U3M standard, with all material characteristics required for extremely technical 3D design, alteration, sample evaluation and other areas being accessible through an in-solution U3M app.

“As partners in the U3M alliance, we’re committed to delivering the most seamless 3D and PLM experience through open standards,” said Sharon Lim, Browzwear CEO. “Working closely with BeProduct enables transparent synchronization between material libraries and product data held in BeProduct, and every part of the Browzwear ecosystem.”

“We see Browzwear as being at the forefront of 3D adoption and innovation in apparel, and we’re proud to have established a partnership that brings the best of 3D and the best of design-oriented PLM into a single system,” said Pak.

About Browzwear

Browzwear’s pioneering 3D solutions for apparel design, merchandising and sales are the key to a successful digital product lifecycle. Through the power of accurate, true-to-life 3D, designers, pattern-makers, production and marketing can now collaborate effectively and shorten delivery schedules. With Browzwear’s open platform and partner ecosystem, brands and retailers world-wide are automating workflows, reducing iterations and samples, and selling garments even before they are produced.

Learn more at www.browzwear.com.  

About BeProduct

Built by the brains behind some of fashion’s biggest technology install bases, BeProduct helps brands and retailers inhabit the things they make. Every sketch; every stitch; every step of design and development. Headquartered in New York City, hosted on the cloud and designed with collaboration at its heart, our PLM solution is uniquely flexible and as full-featured as market leaders’, with none of the big enterprise bloats.

Manage apparel, footwear, and accessories. Use our bulletproof API to design custom apps without a line of code. Create color palettes by uploading street style snaps. Handle complex compliance requirements. Work more closely together on design and development. Do more of what you love, and let us worry about everything else. Sidestep the false choice between implementing off-the-shelf solutions or custom-building at huge cost. BeProduct is PLM done differently.

For more information, visit http://www.beproduct.com.

 

Singapore, November 28, 2018 – Browzwear, the leading provider of 3D solutions for fashion design, development and merchandising, announced today the much-anticipated release of VStitcher 8.0 and Lotta 4.0. These new versions of their renowned 3D fashion design software include a variety of new features for an even better user experience.

“We are proud of the work put into this release and our team is excited to unveil some features that we know will change the way designers are currently working,” said Lena Lim, Browzwear Chief Commercial Officer. “Now, more than ever, designers will be able to produce digital garments that look, drape, fit and move almost exactly like real physical garments. Using 3D garments shortens time to market and significantly reduces wasted resources including budget and materials for a better bottom line and a cleaner environment.”

Some of the most significant new features include:

  • Integrated Ray Trace Engine to seamlessly access Ray Trace renderings.
  • Cloud rendering service, allowing automation of render pipelines
  • High quality photorealistic fur images and other complex materials.
  • Adjustable smart shoes that work with multiple avatar shapes and types, and can be used in various poses and animation.
  • Drag and drop smart zippers and buttons that can be shared and distributed as a complete asset package.
  • GIF animations and turntables to easily export and share online.
  • Advanced animation plugin to evaluate true-to-life fit in motion and render in ray trace – all in one place.

In addition, users will enjoy the ability to import assets from online and cloud-based asset management systems into a new asset library, or connect their own libraries with the Browzwear Open Platform. More details about these and other new features, along with links to the webinars, can be found on the blog.

“We’ve made impressive advances with the simple and powerful user interface for an improved user experience,” said Avihay Feld, Browzwear Chief Product Officer. “Our 8.0 release delivers enhanced end-to-end workflow leveraging VStitcher and Lotta from cutline design to manufacture, and tools like these that close the digital workflow loop is what we aim to deliver to our customers.”

About Browzwear

Browzwear’s pioneering 3D solutions for apparel design, merchandising and sales are the key to a successful digital product lifecycle. Through the power of accurate, true-to-life 3D, designers, pattern-makers, production and marketing can now collaborate effectively and shorten delivery schedules. With Browzwear’s open platform and partner ecosystem, brands and retailers world-wide are automating workflows, reducing iterations and samples, and selling garments even before they are produced. Learn more at browzwear.com.

Browzwear

51 Middle Road #05-01
Singapore
188959
Phone: +65 6338 4005
Email: sales@browzwear-global.com

Israel and Singapore-based Browzwear is making every fashion designers’ dream come true: instead of sewing countless versions of every garment in different fabrics and styles, they can now create a 3D garment that accurately simulates all the features of both the fabric and the pattern – and that’s just the beginning. With customers like Adidas, Walmart and Asos, entrepreneurs Avihay Feld and Noam Nevo promise: The future of fashion is cleaner, faster, smarter and more creative.

Read the full article (Hebrew) from Globes G Magazine >>

(Singapore and Munich, Germany, October 10, 2018) — Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D solutions for apparel design, development and merchandising, together with Vizoo, developers of advanced material digitization technology, announce today the release of Unified 3D Material (U3M). This new open source format will help to standardize digital materials and serve as a bridge between software applications in the apparel industry.

The goal for u3m is to create real alignment of visual appearance between applications. “U3M leverages a physically-based rendering (PBR) shading model,” explains Martin Semsch, Managing Director at Vizoo. “Therefore applications supporting PBR achieve a very similar look.”

Until now, each vendor output digital materials in a proprietary format or embedded it directly in their styles. U3M will streamline this process, allowing digital asset suppliers to rely on one fabric format serving their customers, regardless of which 3D applications are used. Eventually, it will be more efficient to move fabric information between vendors and suppliers.

“We are pleased with the unique method we’ve created to easily store visual and custom physical data in one file,” said Sharon Lim, CEO at Browzwear. “U3M is the first digital material format in the industry to combine digital components together in a consistent manner, thus allowing industry standardization of digital material libraries.”

Vizoo’s upcoming release, xTex 181, will support reading and writing of the U3M format and 2019 will see the first integrations in 3D CAD and 3D rendering applications.

For more information visit www.u3m.info.

Contact

Browzwear

51 Middle Road #05-01
Singapore
188959
Phone: +65 6338 4005
Email: sales@browzwear-global.com

Vizoo GmbH

Johann-Karg-Str. 30
85540 Haar (Munich)
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 89 37917647
Email: info@vizoo3d.com

 

在今天的客座文章中,Browzwear 的首席产品官艾维汉·菲尔德(Avihay Feld)将继续与我们分享与 Browzwear 有关的内容。本文探讨了时装设计革命以及自动化设计的未来发展。艾维汉负责 Browzwear 的愿景规划以及产品交付。他拥有 20多年的科技产品管理经验,除了 Browzwear之外,他还领导创立了电子零售和博彩公司。

就算是在十年前,一件服装从概念到销售所经历的流程也与现行的流程完全不同。正如时尚界正在经历的变化一般,将下一季流行的裙子或夹克交付到客户手中所需的流程正在不断变化和演变。如今,随着新科技和工艺的发展,我们发现自己正处在一场数字化变革之中。

那么,数字化设计流程是什么样的,为何会引起您的兴趣呢?当您开始考虑哪些科技将让您的品牌获益以及如何获益的时候,有一些性能和考量需要引起您的注意。在本文中,我们将分享一些实用的企业个性化解决方案选择指南。

时尚设计:过去和现在

我们已经见过摇摆裙(flapper skirts)、A字裙、乐福鞋、喇叭裤、紧身牛仔裤、铅笔裙、蓬蓬裙、迷你裙以及介于这些款式之间的服饰。与其他类型的设计一样,时尚设计也在文化和社会态度的影响之下,随着时代而变化。

在现代化的时尚设计和生产工作流程中,不同的人员通常负责处理不同的任务。设计师负责创作和画图,而其他团队则负责处理开发、采购和销售的环节。数字化的工作流程不仅利于设计师的创意,还为他们提供工具协助其预测流行趋势并且在工作时实时考量成本和采购的问题,因此可以把设计周期从数月缩短至仅仅几小时。

您的设计个性是什么?

每个品牌和每个行业——从运动装到高级定制,再到泳装或童装——无论公司还是设计师个人都有各自的工作流程以及独特的“设计个性”。追随时尚趋势的品牌,比如追随时尚趋势的设计师,趋向于采用已经通过市场验证的流行款式,然后经过一些个性化的改变从而打造出下一季的款式。通常而言,这一过程严重依赖当下的市场反馈以及目前畅销的产品。

对于企业而言,这种方法也是可以采用的。保守的消费者对新时尚趋势的适应速度较慢,有时候甚至可以等到几年后另一种新风尚开始流行起来。比如,高腰裤是在低腰裤流行许多年之后才开始进入市场的。起初,只有时髦的消费者会购买和穿着这种风格的牛仔裤,并且只能在精品店和专卖店才能买到这种牛仔裤。设计师和消费者慢慢地接受了这种趋势,时至今日,几乎每一个品牌都有高腰牛仔裤产品。

相比之下,一些品牌却是时尚发明者,他们创建新颖的设计理念,并将之引入市场。他们的创意都是从头开始,灵感通常受到街头时尚的启发或者受启发于走在时尚最前沿的顶尖高级定制设计师的时装秀中的独特概念。而有一些品牌则将两种方法合二为一。

企业和设计师的不同个性都会影响数字化工作流程中的特定步骤。一些设计师能够完成从全新的廓型到物料辅料和图像的所有设计,而其他设计师能够对现有的廓型作出修改,还有的设计师关注沿用款和流行款,强调材料、配色、图形和细节,比如辅料结构、刺绣等等。

有些设计师能够制作草图并生产样品,而在其他公司,这一过程则综合了服装设计师、版型和合身专家以及平面设计师的共同努力——每个人通过管理其专业工作从而形成合力设计的终端产品。每种类型的设计师都能够通过数字化工具而更好地完成其工作;关键在于找到适合的数字化工具组合,能够为他们提供足够的灵活度和支持,从而使之能够继续以其喜欢的方式工作,而不会在转换过程中妨碍他们的创造力。

不同的服装,不同的工作流程

对于一些品牌而言,新的设计款可能只会提升一小部分的销售额。其大部分销售额来自于模板设计(基于印花模板),即从一个廓型开发为一种更新的款式。一件衬衫可以是长袖或者短袖,或者一件服装可以经过不同的改变,它们非常近似,即使服装不完全相同,客户也能够识别并且相信根据相同的尺寸可以找到基本合身的服装。

对于沿用款而言,其可能源自于上一个季度的流行款式,但是设计师在本季中决定更改颜色或者辅料。沿用款通常是基于上一季的畅销服装或者已经成为一种时尚标志的事物,但是只需要做一些改变。客户能够很快认出这些服装并且想起来这些服装是他们所喜爱的类型。

不同的服装拥有不同的工艺流程和不同的生产前要求。运动装通常涉及的都是关于面料、设计和合身问题(比如,运动,极限运动),而牛仔裤可能从一张草图开始,但是需要经历几次迭代从而完善洗涤和缝线、口袋、颜色和细节(比如洞口/裂缝)。对于任何可能存在多种版本的服装而言,其数字化工作流程的目标是缩短每一次迭代之间的时间。

进入……数字化工作流程

3D 技术能够让所有的品牌和设计师快速适应最新的时尚趋势或者根据过去成功的款式开发出新的创意,不论他们拥有怎样的设计个性。喜欢使用铅笔和纸绘制草图的设计师依旧可以手工绘制草图,同时又能享受数字化工作流程的便利。

数字化工作流程中的下一阶段是将草图转换成3D服装或样品。在2D草图和实物样品时代,整个过程中会涉及样品制作,然后将这些样品从A点运送到B点,获得的反馈可能必须人为地在服装上画出来,然后再运送回工厂进行一轮改进。而一旦以数字化方式创作,那么就可以在3D样品上根据反馈进行调整和修改。在3D数字化工作流程中,服装的每一个环节都是以数字化形式呈现的,因此,所有的沟通和合作过程都变得更快和更加流畅。迭代可以直接在3D样品上完成,哪怕团队分布在不同的国家,迭代也能够实时完成。

当设计遇上生产

设计师有时候会设计出一些在现实中太过复杂或者成本太高昂以致无法生产的创意。在这一过程因为成本或工厂的限制而不得不搁置设计时,他们可能已经经历了数次实物样品的生产以及数轮反馈的收集。在数字化流程中,设计师们可以根据成本和时间进行设计,只采用在特定时间限制或成本限制条件下可用的物料。

最终完成的高品质的3D可视化作品可以用于在生产实物前对服装进行销售。为了让生产的服装符合预订的要求,3D数字化工作流程能够让设计师在设计期间了解他们正在开发的概念是否能够符合成本、材料和工厂能力的要求。

新的打印系统能够直接与3D工具连接,从而直接与品牌进行沟通进而了解服装的所有技术细节要求,让公司能够快速行动并根据需要进行小批量的生产。小批量生产能够减少库存浪费并降低成本。

自动化设计是未来趋势

在时尚界,我们开始理解3D技术能够让品牌和设计师更加精准并且在使用更少资源的情况下能够实现什么样的目标。随着流行趋势和款式数据源源不断地积累,设计师可以密切留意当下和未来的流行趋势。此类信息可以用于设计、创作并快速进行无限量的迭代,而所需的时间仅仅是以前所需时间的一小部分。

设计师们不再需要对实物样品进行单调乏味的调整而受困于此,也不再需要等待分布在不同地区的团队成员给他们提供反馈。他们可以直接调整款式,运用大量的色彩组合和各种处理方法,然后通过他们的工作。数字化时代可以让设计师们回归初心…… 看着他们的创意变成人们喜爱并且愿意买单的精美设计品。在数字化工具和新技术的支持下,这个过程从始至终仅仅需要几天,而不是几个月。

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