The Intimate/Swim AlvaForm helps designers achieve more realistic fittings of compression wear fabrics

The Intimate/Swim AlvaForm helps designers achieve more realistic fittings of compression wear fabrics

UK fit specialist Alvanon has launched its latest academic fit and sizing tools that mimic the fit of lingerie and swimwear on real women.

The Intimate/Swim AlvaForm and Half-Scale AlvaForm, along with its industry standard ASTM Missy Curvy AlvaForm and AlvaBlock pattern set, were showcased last week at the International Textile and Apparel Association ITAA's 2014 Annual Conference in North Carolina.

The technical fit mannequin mimics the fit of lingerie and swimwear on real women, enabling designers, manufacturers and retailers to create and market intimate apparel and swimwear that fits more women more consistently, while achieving greater comfort and customer satisfaction.

The Intimate/Swim AlvaForm helps designers achieve more realistic fittings of compression wear fabrics, and is 15% softer than Alvanon's standard soft mannequins, the company said.

The space-saving mannequin is shaped in a torso form style and is cut at mid-thigh for the added ability to create bottoms. It comes with a portable hanging stand.