Our Initiatives

Our founder, Dr. Kenneth Wang, was an innovator and an avid tinkerer. Alvanon is just one of his many creations. Dr. Wang played around with ideas, built a scanner, built all sorts of machines, discovered new formulas for dyes and fabrics.

 

His philosophy was that all you can do is EVOLVE.

Every year since the early 90s, Dr. Wang incubated special projects in his company to promote creative thinking. Graduates and employees were tasked to find specific niche projects that could be turned into working prototypes and advance processes. What emerged from these “innovation projects” has evolved into many of the theories used at Alvanon today.

Collaborations

Studio Jux

Alvanon, The Global Apparel Business Expert, has named sustainable, high-fashion label Studio JUX to its prestigious Dr. Kenneth Wang Mentorship Program. The announcement was made by Alvanon’s CEO Janice Wang.

BD+FA

Aspiring and talented fashion designers in New York City and surrounding areas are benefiting from additional tools and business consulting resources supplied by Alvanon to the Brooklyn Fashion+Design Accelerator. The tools and resources were donated as part of Alvanon’s own initiative to help restore technical skills to New York City and other global fashion hubs, including Hong Kong and London.

Half-Scale Challenge

Alvanon’s annual Student Design Competition is open to all fashion design students currently in the U.S. Students submit their best designs on our Half-Scale AlvaForm and describe their process and inspiration for the chance to win a Premium Full Sized AlvaForm! In addition, the top 3 candidates are featured through Alvanon’s social media networks.

Paris Opera House

Alvanon, has completed a two-year extraordinary consultancy and fit project for the world renowned costume atelier of the Paris Opera House, one of the most important cultural institutions in France.

Rosie Assoulin

Alvanon, The Global Apparel Business Expert, has named women’s fashion designer Rosie Assoulin to its Mentorship Program.Under the program, Alvanon will strengthen Assoulin’s existing business competence with statistical sizing data, technical design tools and training in key areas of the art and science of fashion, including production, supply chain issues, fit, marketing and sales.

CFDA-FMI: Sunrise Studio and Design Incubator

Alvanon, The Global Apparel Business Expert, has granted world class technical tools to the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion (CFDA) 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.

Parsons the New School for Design

Alvanon, The Global Apparel Business Expert, has entered into a Fit Movement partnership with the Parsons School of Design. The partnership provides students enrolled in selected programs with advanced industry fit tools used in product development for the purpose of creating a state of the art learning environment for emerging designers.

The Fashion Institute of Technology

Alvanon Inc., The Global Apparel Business Expert, has entered into a  Fit Movement partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an elite NYC educational institute. The partnership supplies selected programs at the school with advanced technical fit tools and mannequins, and provides students enrolled in the programs with encouragement, mentoring and class seminars covering the business of fashion.

DeTao Master Academy

Alvanon merges with the DeTao Master Academy’s Gottelier Studio focusing on Advanced Fashion Design at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The DeTao Masters Academy is dedicated to improving enterprises and institutions and thus contributing to the harmonious development of the society.

Fashion Enter

On May 28, 2014 Alvanon donated $83,860 (GBP 50,000) worth of technical fit AlvaForms and AlvaBlocks to Fashion Enter in the UK to assist their production teams and apprentices in producing best fitting garments.

CFDA + FMI

Alvanon and the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) Fashion Manufacturing Initiative (FMI) joined forces as Executive Director of AlvaInsight Don Howard spoke about Best Practices for Executing Fit From a Manufacturing Perspective.

Emerging Designers

Successful Meetup as Alvanon Executive Director Don Howard and Designer and Founder of CarrieParry.com Carrie Freiman Parry sat down with The Emerging Designer’s Melissa Hall to discuss the Fundamentals of Fit.

Werkstatt

Tina Schenk, Founder and CEO of the pattern service Werkstatt joined the Fit Movement through a grant which provided AlvaForms and tools to meet the needs of her growing business.

Carrie Parry

In 2012 Alvanon awarded Carry Freiman Parry, Founder and CEO of CarryParry.com with our first 2-year Mentorship Program.