Course Description

The Virtual Fashion course is ideal for businesses, designers and designers who want to perfect their knowledge and skills in this essential software package for fashion designers and other creatives.

3D technology can bring new and much more convenient workflows to businesses and designers. You can shorten design and production processes, which will be reflected in a company’s bottom line, and speed up the designer’s design process, as technology can reduce the resource consumption of materials and reduce the number of prototypes.

You’ll learn how to create several spectacular 3D garments, each using different techniques, while gaining upskilling in a hugely in-demand area of expertise, and you’ll develop your digital skills as you become more proficient in using CLO.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to design a wide range of garments and adapt the skills you’ve learned during the course to suit any task while showcasing your skills to potential employers or stakeholders.

The Virtual Fashion course represents a unique opportunity to understand and utilize the potential of 3D technology in the fashion world, and will provide you with the necessary skills to leverage CLO software to create an impressive portfolio of virtual garments.

Requirements and Software

In the course, we use the following software:


To participate in the course, you need to bring a computer with either iOS (Mac) or Windows (PC) that meets the following requirements:

iOS (Mac)
  • Model: Macbook 2012, Macbook Pro 2012, Mac Pro 2013 or newer
  • macOS: Catalina 10.15
  • Processor: Intel® Core-i5 4-core
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Storage space: HDD 10GB or more
  • Screen: 1280x800
Windows (PC)
  • Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit (1903 or later)
  • Processor: AMD® Ryzen™ 5 1500X or Intel® Core-i5 6400
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 960 or NVIDIA® Quadro P2200
  • Storage space: HDD 10GB or more
  • Screen: 1920x1080
iOS (Mac)
  • Model: Intel chip Macs released after 2018 or Apple Silicon Macs: M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2
  • macOS: Monterey 12, Ventura 13
  • Processor: Intel® Core-i9 or Apple Silicon
  • Memory: 24GB or more
  • Storage space: SSD 20GB or more
  • Display: Retina 4K, Retina 5K supported
Windows (PC)
  • Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit (22H2 or later) or Windows 11 64-bit (22H2 or later)
  • Processor: AMD® Ryzen™ 7/9 7000 series or Intel® Core-i7/i9 13th Gen or higher
  • Memory: 32GB or more
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA® GeForce RTX series or NVIDIA® Quadro RTX , RTX A series
  • Storage space: SSD 20GB or more
  • Display: 2560x1440, 4K supported

If you have any questions regarding the above system requirements, please feel free to contact us here.


By the end of the course, you will have an understanding of the following areas:

  • Creating realistic 3D models of clothing.
  • Developing a design from a working drawing to a complete garment in 3D.
  • Transfer patterns to CLO and draw directly on the avatar.
  • Adding and customizing the avatar in terms of appearance, size and pose.
  • Scaling, transforming and moving patterns.
  • Adding and removing seam allowances, annotations and symbols.
  • Integration of elastic waistbands, zippers, buttons, pockets, seams, gathers, fullness and pleats.
  • Changing and manipulating fabric prints and adding graphics and textures.
  • Calculating the amount of substance needed and its cost.
  • Animate your avatar and create stunning avatar and clothing images.

Each module will include practical tasks and projects where participants will apply the skills learned.

Target Group

Everyone is welcome and you don’t need any experience with graphic design, 3D software, Virtual Fashion or similar. to join. This includes:

  • Beginners and creative individuals
  • Fashion companies and designers
  • Engineers and technical designers
  • Fashion and design students
  • Anyone who wants to master the CLO software and 3D fashion world

This course is for people who want to develop their creative skills. There will be thorough and individual guidance for all students.

Course Certificate

Once you have successfully completed our course at SAFD, you will receive a course certificate confirming your completion of the course and its modules. This certificate will strengthen your CV and expand your career opportunities, and it will symbolize your dedication, skills and knowledge of the course’s professional content.


Mats Beckman

Mats Beckman has worked with graphic animation in the fashion industry for several years and is the founder of the company Future of Fashion, which focuses on innovative product and production processes in the fashion industry.


In this module, you will be introduced to the course and learn the basic concepts of 3D modeling of clothing. You will also get an overview of the CLO and its key features.

This module focuses on understanding the CLO user interface and the tools to create realistic 3D models. You will learn how to navigate the software and customize your work settings.

Here you will learn how to work with avatars in CLO. You’ll discover how to add, customize and change the appearance, size and pose of avatars. In addition, you will create and save your own custom avatars.

This module covers the creation of patterns and shapes in CLO. You will learn how to create patterns in 2D and 3D and then scale, transform and move patterns around in CLO.

In this module, you will learn how to construct garments and patterns in CLO, including adding and removing seam allowances, annotations and symbols. You will also learn how to sew the patterns and dress avatars.

Here you will explore different design aspects in CLO. You will learn how to change the appearance and behavior of fabrics and manipulate fabric prints, including transparency. In addition, you will work with design changes in “Modular Mode”.

This module focuses on evaluating fit using various tools and maps in CLO. You will also learn how to use pins, tacks and steam to improve the fit.

Here you will explore methods of design development in CLO, including adding elastic waistband, yoke, zipper, buttons, pockets, topstitching and pleats.

This module focuses on the properties of fabric in CLO and how to modify fabric for your garment design. You will also learn how to change and manipulate fabric prints, including transparency. Graphics and texture use will also be covered.

In the final module, you will learn how to present your garment design by working with color variations, preparing your models for rendering and creating images and animations.

This course will give you a comprehensive understanding of working with clothing design in 3D using CLO, and each module builds on previous learning to help you develop your skills gradually.


Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with all practical information, including what to bring to the start of the course. The course takes place at the school’s address Badstuestræde 1, 1209 Copenhagen K.

If you have any questions about the course, you can contact us via the contact information below between 9.00 and at 14.00 every weekday.

Registration and Payment

You can register for the course by clicking the “Enrollment” button on this page. Fill in the required fields and a confirmation will be sent via email.

Payment is made at registration and can be made with VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Diners, Maestro, Apple Pay and Google Pay. All amounts are in Danish Kroner (DKK) and includes VAT.

If you are unable to pay with one of the above payment solutions, you may find an alternative payment option by contacting the school’s administration on tel. +45 33 13 09 26 between 9.00-14.00 every weekday.

Unless otherwise stated in the course text, withdrawal and refund of course fees can be made up to 14 days before the start of the course. After that, registration is binding and the fee is non-refundable. In the unlikely event that a team cannot be established, the full course fee will be returned.


Scandinavian Academy of Fashion Design, Badstuestræde 1, 1209 Copenhagen K
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