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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Alvanon Pattern Design Creative & Engineering at IACDE

Global apparel expert Alvanon has announced that it will be exhibiting and presenting at the 2015 International Association of Clothing Designers and Executives, IACDE , World Convention being held at the Sheraton Istanbul Ataköy Hotel, Rauf Orbay Caddesi Sahilyolu, Ataköy, 34158   Istanbul , Turkey from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th April.  Alvanon is also a proud sponsor of the 2015 IACDE World Convention entitled “Make it happen!” Collaboration 2.0.

Throughout the convention, members of Alvanon’s strategic consulting team will be available on STAND 2 where they will explain how global apparel businesses can optimize growth and profitability by applying the most cost effective processes and practices to their design, development and manufacturing supply chain operations.  Alvanon experts will also be on hand to demonstrate how its world class technical fit mannequins, pattern blocks and grading systems enable companies to achieve and communicate accurate and consistent sizing and fit standards throughout the product development cycle and supply chain.

In addition, on Saturday 25th April 15.00 to 15.30 Alvanon’s highly respected apparel industry consultant, Ralph Ehinger, senior regional director Americas, will take part in the IACDE convention’s panel discussion on “Pattern Design, the interface between Creative Design and Technical Engineering,” where he will specifically address “Collaboration in terms of fitdevelopment.” Chaired by IACDE president, Roland Schuler, the expert panel will discuss how apparel companies can use the latest computer based technologies to establish and communicate accurate product development information between key elements of the supply chain, from design concept and pattern generation right through to production.  The panel will share details of the most successful 3D virtual product development technologies currently available and evaluate the impact they are having on the traditional roles of creative design, technical design and pattern engineering. They will also explore how these technologies can facilitate collaboration across a global supply chain and explain how business practices and processes need to change in order to maximize the benefits of the new technologies. Finally, the panel will address the potential challenges companies might face when they commit to the latest innovations.


Formed in 1910 the International Association of Clothing Designers and Executives, IACDE, is a not for profit global professional forum for pattern designers, technical engineers and senior executives working within the menswear industry supply chain.  It provides local and global networking opportunities and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise within menswear design and manufacturing.   With over 450 members from around the world including the USA , Canada , Mexico , Germany , Italy , India , China and Japan , more than 50 per cent of the world’s quality men’s suits are made by IACDE members. World renowned suppliers also supporting the work of the IACDE include Alvanon, Assyst Group, Brunello, BWF Group, Chargeurs, Filzfabrik Fulda, Freudenberg Interlining, Gütermann, Hänsel, Hof Textiles, Hymo Interlining, Lectra, Kufner, Macpi, Marelli & Berta, Tohkai Thermo and Wendler. The IACDE World Convention is held annually in different countries around the world. The 2015 IACDE World Convention in Istanbul , entitled ‘Make it happen!’ Collaboration 2.0 will bring over 180 pattern designers, apparel executives and representatives from related industries together to exchange ideas and know-how through a programme of factory visits, presentations, panel discussions, workshops and an Innovation Marketplace. For more information please visit www.IACDE.net

About Alvanon

Founded in 2001, Alvanon has evolved into a global group of apparel experts who equip fashion retailers, brands and fashion professionals with world-class growth, customer engagement, product development and supply chain strategies. Alvanon consumer insight analysts and business consultants have worked with leading apparel organizations at every level including design, merchandising, marketing, consumer insights, e-commerce, product development, technical design, manufacturing, sourcing, quality, planning, distribution and training. Alvanon helps its clients across multiple apparel sectors achieve top-line sales growth; higher conversion rates, online and in-store; improve full-price sell-throughs; increase speed to market; reduce returns; align and implement more efficient product development processes; and optimize sizing and fit strategies. Alvanon’s team of dedicated apparel experts operate in nearly 90 countries and are managed from the group head office in New York , European headquarters in  London , Asian office in Hong Kong and R&D and manufacturing facilities in Donguan and Shenzhen in  China .

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