Course description: At the beginning, the workshop explains the current situation in men's clothing sizes. Why the sizes are still based in part on data from the 1960s and why it makes sense to fundamentally rethink the basics of body measurements when developing the pattern. It shows what the body shapes of men look like and how the current data can be implemented in the pattern and product development. Basic shapes for the upper and lower halves of the body are presented, which were developed on the basis of avatars for all sizes in 3D. Using the avatars and cuts, it is demonstrated how the body shapes of men differ across sizes and how these affect the pattern. The basic shapes thus form the ideal starting point for further modern model developments.
The participants are given the opportunity to send in a model that needs optimisation before the workshop. Solutions for optimising the product are analysed and discussed with the participants based on the sample in the practical part of the workshop. However, this is only an offer and not a prerequisite for participating in the workshop.
Target group: Employees in the design, product development, purchasing and quality management of clothing companies of all kinds, as well as everyone involved in the pattern development and fit assessment of large sizes.