Alvanon, a global consulting firm for the world’s leading apparel organizations, has entered into a Fit Movement partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an elite NYC educational institute. The partnership supplies FIT’s School of Business and Technology with advanced technical fit tools and provides its students with encouragement, mentoring and class seminars covering the business of fashion, it said n a press release.
“Alvanon’s Fit Movement is designed to nourish, grow and reestablish the art and science of apparel manufacturing in New York City,” said Alvanon CEO Janice Wang. “To that end, we are working with industry associations and schools, and supplying them with tools, technology and training that address the manufacturing sector of the fashion business.
”The Fashion Institute of Technology’s dean, Steven Frumkin, has been unwavering in bringing his school’s support to the reskilling of NYC apparel manufacturing. Together, we are helping to cultivate new generations of ‘hands on’ artisans, such as patternmakers, who are essential to garment production.”
In addition to world-class technical development tools, students will benefit from Alvanon’s extensive product development experience with the world’s leading and most successful apparel brands and retailers.
Alvanon’s association with FIT focuses on its school’s Technical Design Department. FIT’s Bachelor of Science program in Technical Design educates students in all phases of product development.
“We have production and computerized patternmaking, spec, grading and fit correction courses,” says Deborah Beard, Chair, Technical Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology. “The issue of fit is central to the business of fashion. You might be a great fashion designer and have great production and sales people, but if the garment doesn’t fit, at the end of day you lose your customer’s interest.”
Alvanon is also a member of FIT’s Technical Design Advisory Board, which focuses on current curriculum challenges and strategies to provide students with additional practical experience.