Emerging Designers


Budding and seasoned technical designers, pattern makers, and fashion designers filled the room wall-to-wall at the Garment District Alliance May 8, 2014 to hear more from our Fit Expert and Executive Director Don Howard on industry terminology, technical fit vs aesthetic fit, tools for success, and things to consider when creating a line. Carrie Freiman, Designer and Founder of CarrieParry.com, who participated in Alvanon’s 2-year Mentorship Program, relayed to attendees her valuable experiences working with Alvanon, our tools, and how she decreased her fittings through the use of AlvaBlocks from 3 to 4 rounds to just one and proceeded straight to approval. The 75 aspiring and seasoned attendees asked questions and shared their experiences which led to lively open forum style discussion followed by a networking hour.