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All IACDE members, external Patternmakers and Technical Developers, join us on 8th of April 2022!

gain new knowledge

How would you like to upskill in 3D this spring?

The next summit will be dedicated to Kimono and in order to attend you will need to make your version of this garment in 3D. At the event you will meet a mix of beginners, intermediate and expert users and in the breakout rooms you can share your learnings from the assignment.

We have invited Anna Jackson, the curator of the V&A exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk and she will give us a lecture on the history of kimono and how the kimono cut influenced fashion in the West.
Next to this Dorelle McPherson will give us a lecture on how you reconstruct a regular block, using the kimono draft, to a modern style.

Are you new to 3D and need to practice your stitching and styling skills? We have a couple of different garment patterns available to help you get started.
If you don’t have a 3D license Browzwear is currently offering this when you sign up for their Indie license with your private email address, more information here.

Do you want to get creative with your own blocks and make a style using the Kimono pattern draft? SHIMA SEIKI have given us a lot of beautiful fabric textures created in their APEXFiz™ Design Software. They are suitable for tops, dresses, and coats. This gives you the possibility to incorporate 3D fit into the project and we would love to hear about your learnings.

If you aspire to become a 3D artist, your challenge could be creating an animation or enhancing your garment presentation in other programs such as Blender and Adobe Substance 3D. We would definitely be interested in hearing more about this workflow at the event.

The following software packages will be supported at the event:

We will provide following assets for the assignment:

  • Ready patterns for both Women size 38 and Men size 50 (European Sizes).
  • Classic Kimono patterns for Japan Women size S and Japan Men size L
  • Alvanon Body Platform avatar EU Women size 38, EU Men size 50, Japan Women size S and Japan Men size L.
  • Fabric, embroideries and prints for each software.

Follow the Registration link below to sign up for the event.


This event will be free of charge for IACDE members and non-members who are using one of the software packages sponsoring this event.

As a non-member you can only sign up and participate at the event when completing the 3D assignment.
If you have any questions about the summit you are welcome to contact us at

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We are looking forward to seeing you there!
IACDE 3D Summit

@Hans Olsson

Our sponsors

We thank our sponsors and collaborators for all support!

Gold Sponsors: Alvanon and Browzwear

Silver Sponsor: Assyst

Bronze Sponsors: Adobe Substance 3D and SHIMA SEIKI