I have zero experience in 2D and wanting to learn CLO 3D was a mission impossible. I was very frustrated and panicked after watching more than 10 YouTube videos on learning CLO 3D. I was about to give up on this learning and I know I needed the help. I found Kazuyo thru LinkedIn. Kazuyo is a CLO3D Trainer and Visiting professor/ Lecturer at 317 Designs Inc.
I was very excited and I immediately contacted her and scheduled my 9 hours beginner class. Learning CLO 3D with Kazuyo was great. She understood and explained every single detail very clearly. She also gives me homework with videos that help me to understand some special tricks. I like to ask tons of questions. She is very patient and nice. She gave me so many hints on the sewing tools on the garment construction details.
My result after taking her class was 100% click-through improvement. I can now use CLO3D very confidently and effectively.
I would recommend Kazuyo to all my friends. She will be your best education experience.
Thank you Kazuyo!
L Sheen, New York N.Y -- 2021 CLO 3D -3D Technical Designer
Try it, it's fun !
NAKAGAWA, Japan March 2021 Apparel Design
‘I really enjoyed the one-on-one online trainings with Kazuyo and learned a lot from her. Thanks to Kazuyo, I can even say that I could not learn it faster. As a fashion designer and a pattern making fan, I was looking for an online course to learn CLO3D and to my design skills. I found her website within days and directly contacted her explaining my motivations and concerns about my level. She asked all the right questions and created a special class plan just for me. And with all the extra videos and session recordings, I learned the maximum for the short time period that she taught me. I had the chance to ask any questions that I had and always got the most detailed explanations and answers. I was really lucky to have found her online. So if you are looking to get deep in fashion business adding 3d skillsets to your competence and explore a brand-new horizon, don’t even think twice! You won’t regret it!
Aycan Başoğlu, İstanbul Türkiye’ Feb 12 2021Apparel Design
I had the pleasure to learn CLO3D for handbags from Kazuyo for her introductory lesson. With her help and well organised lesson plans, I was able to advance quickly and efficiently. She was always very professional with scheduling and very responsive when I had specific questions. I would highly recommend learning CLO3D from Kazuyo, and I plan to continue learning from her in the future."
- Lauren Kacher France Jan 25 2021 Handbag Design
I had taken part in 6 clo3d classes via zoom with Kazuyo. The course was really helpful and was tailored with what I wanted to learn specifically with the first initial meeting that is free for 30mins to discuss what my aims were with the course. Each class was very informative with various videos sent to me about each construction technique and also in person demonstrations and explanation on issues and solutions. During my course I had modelled a outdoor jacket that I had designed for a current project and was allowed to do this within the course. Overall, the class is something I would recommend to get to grips with the 3D modelling world more and you have a great mentor with Kazuyo.”
Jeremy, England, Jan 24 2021 Apparel Design
Taking the CLO3D lesson from Kazuyo is probably one of the best decisions I made in 2020. She is one of those rare instructors who not only understands CLO3D software inside out, but is also an experienced handbag & small leather goods designer/pattern maker. In other words, learning from her is not just about learning how to operate CLO3D, but also how to create real life patterns!
For instance, when I asked her to show me how to create complicated patterns such as French gusset bag, gathered tote, or structured bag with scrunchie top handle, she would demonstrate live or pre-record a tutorial video, and walk me through the whole process during the class...I learned how to do all of the above in a mere 5 weeks period! Honestly, I would come back for more lessons in the future!
Stella Chang, Jan 2021 NJ
Founder of www.specdstudio.com / Handbag Design
株式会社モンスター 代表 草桶嘉之 Nov. 2020
Kazuyo is a fabulous teacher. So far, I have taken 30 hours of lessons with her and plan to take more when my schedule allows. Prior to meeting Kazuyo, I had no formal training in handbag design or any type of CAD software. I was a beginner. She worked with me and tailored the lessons to fit both my needs and interests. We designed multiple, complex bags in CLO3D. From 2D to 3D to renders, zippers to hardware to linings, leathers to other fabrics, we explored a great deal of the functionality in CLO3d. I am now able to work and manage in CLO3D. You won’t find a better teacher than Kazuyo.
-Jonathan Biebl (Los Angeles, CA) Handbag Design
After searching for weeks for a independent trainer on CLO it was clear that Kazuyo was the right trainer for me. She brings a wealth of knowledge not just in the tool itself but from being in industry herself and that mix of both real world expertise coupled with proficiency in the tool makes Kazuyo the great teacher that she is. Then you find out that she is largely self taught and all the tips / tricks that you learn to speed up your own learning, is from her own learning.
When presented with a unique problem in a garment Kazuyo will endeavor to find a workable solution and come back to you for your next lesson on the possible approaches to the garment creation.
In summary if you want a bespoke 1-1 program where you can learning at a pace that suits you then look no further. Kazuyo comes with a strong recommendation from me.”
Apparel Design : Oct. 2020, LA Iain Finch USA
My name is Bingjing Li , Fashion Designer based in NYC. In the beginning of 2020 I am becoming a 3D Fashion designer for another 3D program.
I really like what I am doing and while working as a full time 3D designer, I realized that virtual garments will inevitably change the fashion industry, 3D fashion is not a question but when will it happen.
Then I searched online to search for the 2nd 3Dprogram to dive into the 3D fashion world and I found Kazuyo Nakano.
I booked a 12 hours beginner CLO3D course, 4 weeks, twice a week. Kazuyo is very detail oriented, and she teaches me a lot during the sessions. Even though this is a beginner course, since I have some prior experience in other programs, the class runs very smoothly, and Kazuyo always gives me hints and tips for those I missed, and she won't waste any minute, Kazuyo always gives me some new tutorial which is not covered in the course when we have some extra time to grow faster.
I am planning to take another course with Kazuyo in early 2021, which is the 3D handbag course, she is the only trainer doing handbag courses that I am really interested in. I believe it will be another amazing experience with Kazuyo. I highly recommend Kazuyo to anyone who wants to get into the 3D fashion world.
Apparel Design : Bingjing Li, NEW YORK USA, Sep 2020
SI, Japan June 2020
Yumi, Japan, Feb 2020
Kazuyo is by far, first in class when it comes to teaching the ins and outs of CLO. Her thoughtful approach
On building a course centered around her student’s needs is exactly why I gravitated to her. I signed up for her 9 hour training course with very limited exposure to the software.
By the end of the course, my confidence Level, as well as my skillset level had grown tremendously. I am a firm believer in Kazuyo’s teaching method,
And am proof that tremendous success comes when the student is comfortable learning at his/ her own pace.
If you’re looking to grow your skills professionally, or learn CLO at your leisure, I highly recommend that you reach
Out to Kazuyo. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed. “Kazuyo is THE BEST!”
APPAREL DESIGN : Larry Swint Jr, USA (December 2019 – January 2020)
"I took 15 classes with Kazuyo. I started as a beginner and slowly progressed to advanced level. The course was great! I highly recommend Kazuyo as a teacher. Kazuyo is very supportive and patient teacher and a mentor.
I really enjoyed learning from her.”
APPAREL DESIGN : Natalie USA, April 2020
I was introduced to Kazuyo by a friend when I was looking for someone to help further my CLO education. I had learned CLO a year before but had not worked with the software since, so I needed some brushing up and then to move into intermediate & advanced learning. Kazuyo was the perfect instructor for this. She is very clear and thorough in her explanations, and very patient. She was able to be flexible with the lessons in order to gear them towards the subjects I was interested in, or curious about which was really helpful…most traditional classes you cannot change the curriculum. I was a bit worried that a video class would be difficult but she is an expert here as well, and the screen sharing worked perfectly. I plan go back to her from time to time to learn something new, or get some advice on a project. I highly recommend her!
APPAREL DESIGN : April 2020 Mary Cassidy USA
I booked the 12 hour beginner crash course with Kazuyo to learn about bag design with CLO3D. As an absolute beginner in the field of fashion CAD and textile design in general it was a steep learning curve for me and a great experience. Kazuyo is a very professional teacher: all classes were prepared with detailed training videos to be studied beforehand and prebuilt models for download from CLOset. This gives you the possibility to maximize the value you get from the actual lessons. The lessons themselves are conducted via Zoom which I found as good as in-person lessons due to the screen sharing functionality. At the end of the course you keep all instruction materials as well as the video recordings of the training sessions so nothing is lost. I also greatly appreciated that Kazuyo modified her course for me: while it normally focuses on handbags, she adapted it for me as my interest is more on luggage and sports bags - so don't be afraid to approach her if you want to learn about something other than ladies' handbags : ) Finally, Kazuyo is not only an expert in CLO but a true fashion industry veteran, I found her insights into the business side of things as valuable as the training itself. In summary, I recommend this course without reservation.
HANDBAG DESIGN : AF, London, March 2020
I have reached out Kazuyo for a 12 hours class focused on virtual accessories design (bags/headwear), and it’s my most appreciated class experience so far.
Not only Kazuyo is offering the only virtual accessories design online but also she put so much effort to help me reach my goal. She customized my curriculum and explained every single detail to help. My Project is complicated and challenging, so she needs to try several times first to offer me the best solution. Her decades hands down pattern-making / construction experience definitely will help anyone whose interested in virtual modeling.
And she is also patient and encouraging, she even gave me genuine career advice and feedbacks.
I am highly recommend her if anyone needs to find a CLO teacher, she will be your one of your best education experience. “
HANDBAG DESIGN : Kris Jin, San Francisco 2020 May
"Kazuyo created a custom curriculum for me to learn how to use Clo3D in ways specific to my industry! I design technical outdoor backpacks and carry products and Kazuyo's class is helping me transform the way I design. She was always helpful in answering my questions. After the course I felt like I learned enough to take Clo3D and use it on my own in a professional setting."
HANDBAG DESIGN : CJ, USA May 2020
I took total 21 hours one on one with Kazuyo just for the apparel. I already have knowledge in pattern cutting, but never experience with 3D software. At first I was struggle finding a good teacher in the internet, but she is a really great teacher with patient and encouraging. She will customize my need and fit my time table. Also, She will discuss with you what you will learn next lesson, so there won't be overlap learning. I really do enjoy learning from her and I did learn a lot from her.
APPAREL DESIGN : Pui Shan Wong, CANADA (Mar-May 2020)
"I reached out to Kazuyo in regards to her private CLO3D training program, with a focus in Apparel Design. I started as a complete beginner, took 14 lessons, and feel very satisfied that I have learned all the skills needed to continue in CLO! Kazuyo is a great teacher! She customized the class towards the needs and focuses that I had. She responded very quickly and clearly on the homework assignments and put in extra time to answer my questions and put together extra tutorials if needed. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning the program!"
-Apparel Design, USA July 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed taking this CLO3D course, which covered the beginner and intermediate/advanced level. I was surprised by how quickly Kazuyo taught me to create in CLO3d. She gave me great confidence and I am sure that these classes will help me find new opportunities within the apparel industry.
Because she helped me to cover a lot in a short period I felt I had to rush through the materials. I am grateful to have all the classes recorded to return to in the future to review when necessary.
Studying with Kazuyo was a great experience! I would highly recommend Kazuyo's course to anyone who is looking to advance their career and learn CLO3d.
Apparel Design : Chantal, USA Aug 2020