India’s first Design Development Center ‘Fashionova’ was launched in Udhana area of the textile city ‘Surat’ recently to promote the city in the field of fashion designing, and is equipped with all state-of-the-art machinery and other facilities. It was inaugurated in the presence of Paris-based-designer Neona Skane, Bollywood celebrity designer Salim Asgarally, CHASA IDT Director Chandrakala Sanap, Studio Next Managing Director Vishal Sher and Surat industrialists.
The main objective of Fashionova is to provide a strong platform to all those who have a flair for the apparel business. It fulfills, on a large scale, all business needs varying from co-working space, technicians, expert advises to cognitive workshops to exposure to the industry. Surat is renowned for its textile, however it is dependent on Mumbai or Delhi for unique and latest design trends. This is where Fahsionova will step in and bridge this gap.
“There are many fashion institutes in the country, but our objective is not just to teach fashion design. We are focused on promoting creativity and want to provide them market assistance also where they can sell their creative design and earn money,” said Anupam Goyal, Founder, Fashionova Design Development. He further added “This is the first of its kind of design development center in India and it will achieve new heights in the near future.”
It is worth mentioning that Fashionova has been named in the Start-up scheme of the government. Studio Next Technology Pvt. Ltd has partnered with Fashionava to provide technical excellence in the field of CAD/CAM to Surat garment manufacturing industry. “We are pleased to be associated with Fashionova which has given a showcase window and exposure to Richpeace’s high technology products to the Surat garment industry. We are excited and committed to provide full support to implement these technologies in the Surat apparel industry,” quoted Vishal Sher, MD, Studio Next Technology Pvt. Ltd.