START-UP DESIGNERS​

Footwear is probably one of the most complex categories to approach in the fashion accessory business. 

It takes more than talent and great taste for materials to be an outstanding shoe designer, and it also requires great technical understanding on selecting the right structures, components with premium quality, and proper materials which bring out the best efficiency in manufacturing, and the costs of necessary customizations in production.

Arise.S provides tailor-made services by coaching designers from scratch.

This consultancy includes the overview of collection development and management, trend and materials research, suppliers coordination and communication, technical support on pattern modification and fitting, preparation on spec sheets, follow-up in prototyping and sampling, supervising in production, etc.

All services are provided in short-term, long-term, and online sessions.

Collection Development & Consultancy for Footwear Designers | Studio Arise.s

Collection development & consultancy

Our team helps startup designers launch their brands through sustainable methods. The services include the constant technical overview on designs, market, structures (lasts, heels, components.), pattern making, prototyping, sampling, fitting, materialization, potential customizations, productions, quality control, packaging (branding), international shipment for luxury goods, etc. 

Through the said services, designers would have essential information on time consumption and potential investments of all aspects by learning how to optimize every production detail in any way possible in order to reduce the unnecessary costs and risks of damaging the business in a few seasons. We assist designers and offer constant solutions to collection development and production management.

Trends and Materials Research for Footwear Designers | Studio Arise.s

Trends and Materials Research

Arise.S provides a customized analysis on trends and materials research based on every unique target market and final consumer profiles. We offer the latest information on trends and coach designers on selecting and exploiting various materials accordingly season after season. In addition to custom-made material selection according to every designer‘s needs, we also assist designers in selecting necessary shoe-making materials (leather, textiles, accessories, applications on shoe uppers). 

Selecting materials may seem easy to most designers, yet it commonly requires potential customizations which may involve additional costs and technical issues in production. If designers were not attentive to the first season, they may cause enormous financial risks. Therefore, it’s important for designers to have a team that offers technical solutions and anticipates these potential risks on material selections in every season.

Suppliers research in Italy and abroad for Footwear Designers | Studio Arise.s

Suppliers research in Italy and abroad

Our research team and materials experts attend different raw material fairs for designers in order to find the best materials and suppliers in Italy and abroad. We source from the best materials and accessories Italian and foreign suppliers based on designers’ input of style, quality, cost, quantity, manufacturer type, certificate requirements, etc.

Preparation of the spec sheets for Footwear Designers | Studio Arise.s

Preparation of spec sheets

We have created a specific method on spec sheets building, which has been proven by all factories we work with. 

A well-prepared spec sheet should help designers to optimize the variety of material selection and its costs. Secondly, it also allows designers to understand how to order and work with suppliers in a more efficient way. Thirdly, it’s an official tool/agreement between designers and factories, therefore, more accurate and detailed than the description could be, more mistakes in sampling and production process could be avoided.

Fitting, Prototyping, Sampling and Production Follow-up for Footwear Designers | Studio Arise.s

Fitting, prototyping, sampling and production follow-up

Assist and provide guidance to emerging designers on fitting , prototyping and sampling. 

Our development team will explain to designers how to evaluate fitting of the shoes according to the quality of manufacture. Designers will learn how to alter and adjust shoe patterns, fitting and certain technical measurements without changing the look of the shoes or compromising the quality of design.

ESTABLISHED BRANDS

Arise.S consultancy is also available to the established brands. Our team is well-connected with various Italian footwear manufacturers and international material producers. The connection provides us with the advantage of always having the latest updates from tanneries, textile suppliers, accessories producers, and footwear manufacturers in the luxury shoe industry.

Our team is confident in providing both technical and design consultancy to brands by proposing original design ideas, providing eye-catching materials customization, offering solutions on fitting, prototyping modification, sampling improvement and production follow-up, etc. 

We also offer professional programs or seminars to companies and producers in order to assist in employee training, production development and operational improvement.

All services are provided in short-term, long-term, and online sessions.

Design Development & Consultancy for Shoe Brands | Studio Arise.s

Design development & consultancy

An advanced service on Design research and Technical consultancy for luxury and fashion brands that are looking for design and technical support on footwear collection development. Our team is confident in proposing new ideas based on inputs given by established brands. More importantly, we also offer constant solutions on development of materials. Arise.S assists brands on building the specific strategy in order to approach the factories and anticipate the problems in production as much as we could. 

The process includes planning the production calendar with manufacturers, clarifying the important deadlines from sampling to production, and coordinating the production delivery and inventory.

Research and Material Customization for Shoe Brands | Studio Arise.s

Research and material customization

Most of the established brands are constantly researching solutions on customization in terms of materials, accessories and upper applications. Our team provides the platform to convert all concepts and ideas into actual products.

We will examine ‘’Who to contact’’ (selecting right suppliers for the quality and price required), ‘’How to process’’ (transforming abstract ideas into the actual artwork, samples and production), ‘’What to evaluate’’ (Understanding the proper processes to develop the final projects and evaluate the final outcome.)

Suppliers research in Italy and abroad for Shoe Brands | Studio Arise.s

Suppliers research in Italy and abroad

Our research team and materials experts attend different raw material fairs for brands in order to find the best materials and suppliers in Italy and abroad. 

We source from the best materials and accessories Italian and foreign suppliers based on designers’ input of style, quality, cost, quantity, manufacturer type, certificate requirements, etc.

We offer an additional service in order to monitor material development and anticipate the potential technical problems in order to deliver better results in production.

Fitting, Prototyping and Sampling for Shoe Brands | Studio Arise.s

Fitting, prototyping and sampling

Assist and provide guidance to brands on fitting , prototyping and sampling. Our development team will assist in evaluating fitting of shoes according to the quality of manufacturer. During this process, we provide suggestions on shoe pattern alterations and modifications, fitting reports and technical measurements feedbacks, and potential solutions to maintaining the look of the style without compromising the design.

Custom made Professional training programs for Shoe Brands | Studio Arise.s

Custom made professional training programs

The custom-made programs for brands and companies allow easy access to essential technical information in a short time. This type of consultancy is usually formed on demand by clients in order to accommodate the company special requests on flexibility, time, and needs of their employees in different levels. Most of the programs are created to fit in the post-education studies for workers, designers, researchers, developers, managers, etc. 

Due to their limited time and work schedule, Arise.S offers a wide range of technical support with rapid access to most answers they seek.

SHOE FACTORIES

In global fashion and luxury business, we have seen an extreme evolution in branding and manufacturing. It had brought a serious impact and big challenge to all the manufacturers on speed, quality and efficiency

The number of sampling was increased, the delivery time shortened, the requests on quality control stricter, and the manufacturing calendars started to have more overlapping periods because of the market demands. And it had unfortunately created lots of struggles, interruptions, and unnecessary costs at the factories on management and manufacturing.

That’s why the Arise.S team has developed a set of services that integrate the factories activities in production in order to help them overcome the difficulties and maintain the constant growth. The key aspects include the pattern-making services on prototyping, sampling, and production, design analysis in order to communicate and offer solutions to designers, spec sheets preparation, research and cordinationwith materials suppliers, professional training to the workers on pattern making and material quality control, etc.

All services are provided individually based on the request of every factory.

Pattern Making by hand and CAD for Shoe Factories | Studio Arise.s

Pattern making by hand and CAD

One of the services we offer is pattern preparation by hand or by CAD system. The service includes sketching on the lasts, creating the shoe upper bases in order to begin with pattern making process, creating production envelopes and making trials (in paper or leather) for prototyping and sampling.

Design Analysis and Preparation of the spec sheets for Shoe Factories | Studio Arise.s

Design analysis and preparation of spec sheets

Most designs could be abstract and time-consuming to understand initially. Arise.S offers our services to factories in order to assist them in analyzing initial designs, figuring out the potential technical issues, and providing feedback and explanations to designers they work with. 

Secondly, we offer the service on educating young designers on spec sheets preparation in both Italian and English languages. We are confident to transfer this knowledge to young designers and footwear business beginners in order to bring efficiency and transparency on all communications, which will eventually benefit both sides.

Materials and suppliers Research and Coordination for Shoe Factories | Studio Arise.s

Materials and suppliers research and coordination

Arise. S offers an additional service on material overview and follow-up to our factories in order to monitor orders on samplings and production. Our team provides the solutions to suppliers based on the needs of the factory (Price, Quality and MOQ).

The service covers a wide range of categories on shoe-making materials such as leather, textiles, accessories, applications on shoe uppers or final finishing on uppers or components.

Custom made Professional training programs for Shoe Factories | Studio Arise.s

Custom made professional training programs

The custom-made programs for factories allow easy access to essential technical information in a short time.  This type of consultancy is usually formed on demand by companies in order to accommodate the special requests on flexibility, time, and needs of their employees in different levels. Most programs are created to fit in post-education studies for workers, designers, researchers, developers, managers, etc. 

Due to their limited time and work schedule, Arise.S offers a wide range of technical support with rapid access to most answers they seek.