Alvanon, The Global Apparel Business Expert, has granted world class technical tools to the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Manufacturing Initiative. The grants were made as part of Alvanon’s Fashion Fit Movement, a program designed to help restore technical skills to New York City and other global fashion hubs, including Hong Kong and London.
The tools, which include AlvaForm technical fit mannequins, technical grading blocks and Virtual AlvaForms, have in turn been awarded by CFDA to two flourishing New York City-based fashion firms: Design Incubator and Sunrise Studio.
Sunrise Studio Inc. is a high-end sample and production contractor with over 65 skilled workers. Located in New York City’s Garment District, Sunrise’s garment production categories range from silk chiffon to leather, woven and knits. Clients include: Helmut Lang, Proenza Schouler, The Row, Calvin Klein Collection, Marc Jacobs Collection and Urban Zen (Donna Karan’s own collection), Alexander Wang, Rebecca Taylor and 10 Crosby.
Design Incubator specializes in garment development, taking design concepts from sketch to finished products. Clients include: Creatures of the Wind, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Mara Hoffman and Timo Weiland. Amy Fong, the founder, has over 30 years of experience in fashion and has helped many new designers launch into successful companies, such as Proenza Schouler, Rogan and Bonobos.