History - Arva School of Fashion


  • 1989

    Through many years, Arva School of Fashion have dedicated it self as one of the leading fashion school in Surabaya. Honing and nurturing creative individuals to became the next fashion designer. Here are couple of defining moments in our journey. In December 1989 Arva was built by Mrs. Aryani Widagdo, our founder with “Arva Studio” as the name.
  • 1997

    Fashion Design One Year Program launched. Having previously not having specific name. This program have churned out many established designer such as Charles Sie, Yunita Kosasih, Herman Arifin, Soko Wiyanto, Robert Liang, etc.
  • 2004

    Moved to Sambas Street and change our name to ARVA SCHOOL OF FASHION, Kids and Teens Programs launched.
  • 2007

    Junior Fashion Design Competition (JFDC) launched. JFDC is competition for Senior High School students (SMA and SMK) and Junior High School students (SMP) held by Arva School of Fashion to find young promising talents.
  • 2011

    We started partnership with First Media Design School Singapore and released an advanced Diploma in Fashion Design and Merchandising programs,while the first year focuses on basic skills needed to become conceptual fashion designer, the second year focuses on business, retail and marketability.
  • 2014

    Celebrating our 25th anniversary and looked ahead with excitement and commitment. Islamic Fashion Design & Islamic Fashion Illustration programs launched.

    Islamic Fashion Design & Islamic Fashion Illustration programs launched.
  • 2015

    We started partnership with JIKEI Group of Collages, JIKEI Group is the largest and most trusted cocational school group in Japan.

    We started partnership with whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, New Zealand.

    We officially moved to the new building August, 8th 2015 Ruko Golden Palace Jalan HR Mohammad, Surabaya.
  • 2017

    Launched new program: Digital Fashion Illustration, Children's Wear and Fashion Design Foundation as Professional Program.

    Joining Jakarta Fashion Week.
  • 2018

    Grand opening Arva's branch office in Malang and launched new Program Islamic Dressmaking.
  • 2019

    Grand opening Arva's branch office in Makassar and launched new program Menswear
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