Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has launched a new network of Fit Studios in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, New York and Shanghai to help designers, fashion brands and retailers achieve the best possible fit for their target demographic.
The Fit Studios will offer private dedicated design and fit space in Alvanon’s Hong Kong, London, New York and Shanghai offices, with plans to open another location in Milan in the near future.
The company has teamed up with fashion schools Meesteropleiding Coupeur and L’Istituto Secoli for its Amsterdam and Milan locations, respectively.
Featuring a full line-up of fit forms across men’s, women’s and kids’, the studios can either be rented out by brands who are looking to test out their fit standards or used by designers practicing their skills on a form that represents realistic body shapes.
Alvanon fit forms are based on real human anatomy, created with an understanding of pattern making and garment production in mind, to help brands, designers and companies ensure their products achieve the best possible fit.
“We started the Fit Studio with the aim of making it accessible to all designers who may need it,” explains Janice Wang, CEO of Alvanon. “Each Fit Studio meets a different need depending on their location and we hope they attract students, brands and companies alike who are looking to develop the skills they already have and practice their craft on full form mannequins.”
In an effort to help foster young talent, Alvanon is donating 100% of the money earned from the Fit Studio rentals to academic institutions in the form of scholarships.