Alvanon quickfire session highlights
Key takeaway: Digitalization enables companies to standardize and share ALL their critical standards information and tools in a hub that everyone who needs to can access. A library of agreed, defined and consistent standards that would include body blocks, fabrics, fit standards and 3D avatars must form the basis of all product development. These ‘Asset Libraries’ are the key to generating ‘Authentic Digital Garments’–that is, digital garments that are truly representative of the physical product.
Digitalizing workflow can only happen if a company has built an ‘authentic digital garment’ library of high-quality digital assets. These must contain all of the necessary data, standards and tools required to properly mass produce a garment.
The first step is to understand, create and define the size and shape standard for a target consumer population. Accurate body standards enable companies to generate a complete range of correctly sized and shaped avatars. These virtual bodies, encompassing all the key measurement data, are the basis of producing a relevant authentic digital garment.
Authenticity is a key requirement of an authentic digital garment. Fashion professionals across the product life cycle (PLC) must trust that the digital garment is the same as the physical product. These authentic digital garments can then be confidently and quickly generated and modified in the virtual world before committing to more costly and wasteful physical samples.
Having an authentic digital garment library of all core products can cut physical sample production by up to 80%. This library of authentic digital garments will become one of the most important shared assets for any apparel company.
“We have an opportunity today with the technology and tools available to us, to build a new future for the apparel industry. One where the digital and physical are closely connected and work together.” Jason Wang, COO, Alvanon
Jason Wang, Chief Operating Officer, Alvanon
Jason Wang, a member of Alvanon’s founding family, oversees global operations for Alvanon, and has played a pivotal role in driving Alvanon’s evolution into a mainstream apparel-technology company. Jason drives the business strategy of all new product and apparel tech innovations. He oversees Alvanon’s in-house technology team consisting of software engineers, machine-learning/AI experts, data scientists and 3D experts. By leveraging his expertise in applications and technology, Jason has established the processes and methodology for the development of Alvanon’s 3D virtual bodies and Alvanon Body Platform (ABP).
He is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in body shape analysis and 3D avatar creation. Jason graduated from Babson College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, specializing in Management Information Systems.