Alvanon strengthens core fashion advisory capabilities in Asia Pacific and presents at HKRITA

HKRITA talk will address happenings at Under Armour, Adidas and Nike

LONDON – September 06, 2016 – Alvanon, the global apparel business expert, has appointed May Fong to the position of senior consultant for the Asia Pacific region. In her new role, Fong will meet with fashion business clients to identify their brand-building and business-growth challenges, explain Alvanon’s technical and advisory capabilities and offer customized best practice solutions.

The announcement was made by Alvanon’s Executive Director Don Howard.

“Alvanon’s existing and prospective clients throughout the Asia Pacific arena will benefit from May Fong’s proven ability to anticipate, recognize and address their most intricate of fashion business concerns,” Howard reports. “Plus, she is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and English, which will allow her to coordinate planning among fashion businesses that interact across Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.

“May brings exceptional value to Alvanon’s knowledge base,” Howard adds, “particularly in the areas of retail operations, merchandising, product development and supply chain management.”

May comes to Alvanon from Lacoste Asia Pacific, where she served as Senior Regional Product Manager. She holds a Master of Management from The Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia and a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Alvanon’s Presentation at HKRITA

Separately, Alvanon’s CEO Janice Wang will address “Disruption and Innovation in High Performance Apparel” as a featured speaker September 9th at HKRITA – Innovation and Technology Symposium 2016, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong, Meeting Room S224. The theme of the symposium is “When Fashion Meets Technology, the art and science of our industry.”

“High performance sportswear has been dominating the bulk of growth in the apparel market. Consumers are demanding ever more personalized, more functional and more fashionable gods in a shorter space of time. We will look at the advantages of manufacturing locally and how the customer demands a more sustainable product,” she says. “We’ll also share insights on happenings at some major brands. Under Armour’s new Lighthouse Project, Nike’s new partnership with Apollo Global Management and Adidas’ Speed Factory.”

Wang is a founding family member of Alvanon, and speaks worldwide on a broad range of fashion business issues.

HKRITA (Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel) is the premier R and D center for textiles and apparel. It works to foster technology advancement, innovations and breakthroughs to improve Hong Kong’s global competitiveness, and is hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

About Alvanon

Alvanon was founded in 2001 when it developed a unique and innovative data-driven approach to solving the challenges of sizing and fit inherent in the apparel industry. Since that time it has evolved into a global consulting firm advising the world’s leading apparel organizations on how to align their internal teams, processes and supply chains; more intimately engage their existing and target customers; and innovate to optimize profitability and achieve their growth objectives. It has amassed a wealth of expertise across every key industry discipline including consumer analytics, concept and technical design, product development, manufacturing, quality, sourcing, planning, merchandising, distribution, marketing, e-commerce and training. Alvanon works with its clients across multiple apparel sectors in 89 countries. It operates from its head office in New York, European headquarters in London, and Asia office in Hong Kong. Alvanon also has research, development and manufacturing facilities in Dongguan and Shenzhen in China.

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