Kids Apparel Fit & Sizing Workshop: Birth to Young Adult

May 15th 2024 / Atlanta

Kids Apparel Fit & Sizing Workshop: Birth to Young Adult

Address:
W Atlanta – Downtown
45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW,
Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

Meet the Global Consultants

Elizabeth Maginot

Technical Consultant, Global Blocks & Grading, Alvanon

Elizabeth “Liz” Maginot is a well-rounded apparel industry expert with a concentration in 3D fashion design, apparel technical design, pattern making, fitting, and grading. At Alvanon, she utilizes her expertise across multiple 3D software programs to research, and provide global clients with customized solutions. Her creativity and fast-paced industry experience drive her passion to help others integrate 3D tools into their product development process wherever possible.

Lorraine Reynolds

Global Consultant

Lorraine Reynolds joined Alvanon in 2022. Her career in garment fit, design, and construction for apparel manufacturing, film and theatre spans over 25 years. She has guided numerous technical design teams through challenging transitions and real-world obstacles, fostering growth and development. She has worked with brands of all sizes, from start-ups to the large mass retailers. Her industry experience is incredibly diverse: from fitting olympic athletes to flight attendants, from down parkas to intimate apparel. Known for pushing boundaries and her out-of-the-box thinking, Lorraine consistently introduces sustainability, innovation, and fresh perspectives into the apparel product development process.

Don Howard

Executive Director, Global Consulting

Don Howard has over 30 years’ experience in apparel retail, design and manufacturing . He joined Alvanon in 2010 as a consultant and was named Executive Director in 2013 to head its global team of consumer insight and business strategists.

May 15 (Day 1) and May 16 (Day 2) | AGENDA

Kids Apparel Fit & Sizing Workshop: Birth to Young Adult

From Infants to Toddlers, Tweens to Juniors, or even in Gender Neutral apparel, children’s fit and sizing is complicated! Answering a call to demystify kidswear, this brand-new workshop has been specifically designed to help people navigate the challenges of kidswear fit & sizing.

Led by Alvanon’s global consulting team, renowned for their extensive experience in kid’s apparel, the workshop will cover a wide range of topics essential to creating apparel for children of different ages and sizes. 

Alongside enhancing your technical expertise, the workshop offers a unique opportunity for you to connect and collaborate with fellow industry professionals. It is designed to foster an open learning environment, allowing us all to share knowledge and provide guidance on the challenges we all face.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join the first iteration of our brand-new workshop!

Alvanon will conduct a 3-part event over 2 days in in Atlanta, Georgia, at the W Hotel Downtown.  

1:30 pm
May 15th 2024

SESSION ONE

  • Understanding Target Market and Merchandising Objectives
  • The Psychology of Childrenswear
  • Using Data to understand Growth Patterns & Standardization Trends
  • Market Perspective/Observation – Infants & Toddlers
  • Best Practices for Technical Size Groupings – Infants & Toddlers
  • 3D Applications

9:00 am
May 16th 2024

SESSION TWO

  • Market Perspective/Observations – Big Boys & Big Girls
  • Best Practices for Technical Size Groupings – Big Boys & Big Girls
  • 3D Applications
  • Age Correlation & Size
  • Youth/Uniform Strategies
  • Alpha/Numeric Considerations

1:30 pm
May 16th 2024

SESSION THREE

  • Specialty Ranges – Tweens/Juniors
  • Market Needs for Slim, Plus & Husky
  • Inclusive/Extended Sizing: Unisex Considerations
  • Interpreting Leading Indicators for Change
  • Navigating Change of Standards & New Strategies
  • Implementation & Executing for Consistency

May 15th 2024 / Atlanta

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