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Glasgow Kelvin College

Lectra awards prizes to design students at Glasgow Kelvin College’s design competition 

Lectra joined its long-time education partner Glasgow Kelvin College this week to judge a design competition. The college’s BA Fashion Design & Manufacture and Fashion Design & Retail students were asked to create collections using Lectra’s software solutions. 

“All of the designs we judged displayed an excellent understanding of their target retail market,” said Carl Bartlett, design solutions expert at Lectra, member of the jury along with Victoria Fothergill, Marketing manager at Lectra.

Alison Ratcliffe was named first runner-up for her “Throw-away” fashion collection. First prize went to Siobhan Mackenzie for her innovative “Clan Mackenzie” collection, which used tartan trims and appliqués for her full dress kilts, hand crafted with Glenisla Kilts, a renowned Scottish tailor kiltmaker. The judges enthused about her excellent flair for design and style, with a highly imaginative use of patterns and textures.

 

 
 

ESCP Europe partners with Lectra on education and research program

The Paris branch of international business school ESCP Europe and Lectra recently inaugurated  an innovative new “Fashion and Technology research Chair” to develop an education and research program.

The open-discussion session focused on how important technology has become in the fashion and luxury markets. More than 400 participants gathered together to discuss, listen and learn about the future challenges of these two fast moving domains.The attendees included John Palacin, advisor to the minister of Industrial Renewal; Didier Grumbach, chairman of the Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de mode; Christian Blanckaert, chairman of Petit Bateau; Jacques Bungert, chairman of Courrèges and Daniel Harari, chairman of Lectra.

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Lectra Awards at AMFI

Lectra Awards at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute: 21st century designers need to master 3D technology

Early this year, the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) organized the fifth annual Lectra Awards. The 2014 challenge was to develop sportswear collection using Lectra’s 3D technology. Nineteen students presented their work to a jury of industry professionals which included Birgitta Mantelstjerna, department head of fit and size tools and education at H&M, Lucie Huiskens, programm coordinator at CLICKNL / Next Fashion, Truus Dokter, director at It Fits! and business partner of Peclers Paris, as well as Lectra representatives.

AMFI teachers Ineke Siersma and Sandra Kuijpers developed  a specific pattern-making course – the 3D Hypercraft programme – using Lectra’s virtual prototyping solution. They are both convinced of the added-value of mastering  3D technology for graduates. “Sportswear companies already use virtual 3D prototyping for their collections. By reducing samples they reduce costs,that’s a fact,” says Ineke Siersma. “Fashion companies all need the 21st century designers that graduate with these 3D skills,” says Sandra Kuijpers.

Congratulations to the first-prize winner Sebastian Pleus for his tailored menswear collection, “Light Prospector.”

 
 

Fashion Education Congress

Lectra’s international Education Congress: connecting key education partners to Italian fashion companies.

Each year, Lectra’s Education Congressprovides a fantastic opportunity to exchange with education partners and share industry expectations for fashion graduates and future professionals. Delegates visited Dolce & Gabbana’s product development and production facilities located outside of Milan, accompanied by Luca Robba, Technology Development Manager.

Discover Lectra’s latest Education Congress, held in Milan, which brought together professors, department heads and directors from 34 fashion schools and universities from all corners of the world.

 
 

Lectra rewards AMFI students

For the four year running, Lectra and the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) organized a design contest for students using Modaris, Lectra’s 2D pattern making and 3D prototyping software.
In the Fashion & Design category, Luna Mijnheer took away the first prize, ahead of Jazz Kuipers. In the Fashion & Management category, Sanne Vissers and Yasmin Groot won, with Denise Bink and Ruud van Esch coming in second. These students created models while doing research for the Bio Racer company.
Jury members were as follows : Hans de Foer, Design Program Director at Institut Francais de la Mode (IFM Paris), Jolanda van den Broek, journalist, Oda Pausma , designer, Peter Leferink, teacher at Amfi, Isabelle Foucart, Marketing, Lectra Northern Europ.
All the prizewinners received a Modaris license in order to continue with their fashion projects.

 
 

Lectra holds its 5th International Education Congress in London

The 2012 Lectra Education Congress brought together 55 professors, education coordinators, department heads and directors from 26 fashion schools and universities from around the world. There was a strong focus on 3D prototyping and pattern-making at the congress, with varied contributions from Lectra customers and academic institutions. Discussions were centered on the key role of pattern makers.

Among the delegates were Lisa Skoglund-Kangasniemi, Strategic HR—Pattern Makers & Cutters, and Christina Bager, Division Pattern Maker, from H&M (Sweden), who presented their company, working methods and objectives. They emphasized their constant search for the highest quality at the best price, and explained how the dynamic nature of the company drives its need for highly skilled pattern makers, trained in the latest technology—in particular Modaris®.

The event was held at Ravensbourne’s campus in London, and delegates also had the opportunity to visit the Royal College of Art. All of them insisted on the value of this event which allows them to share their views and expertise and is a source of ideas and inspiration.

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AMFI students delve into 3D with Lectra

For the third year running, Lectra and the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) organized a design contest for students using Modaris, Lectra’s 2D pattern making and 3D prototyping software.

The first prize was awarded to Xuan Ha Vu, a third year design student, whilst the second and third prizes went to Kyra Wessel and Anne Van Den Boogaard respectively. Each winner received a Modaris V7 licence.

The students were asked to present a mini collection comprising a trend board, technical drawings, the associated patterns and their 3D simulations created using Modaris, as well as the actual garments. The 3D technology enabled the budding stylists to create virtual prototypes and test their creative ideas, by trying out various shapes and different prints, weaves or knits developed using Kaledo. 

Jury members were as follows: Charlotte Holm, Global Head of Design, Kids at Esprit; Juliette Vastermann, journalist for NRC Next; Peter Leferink, principal design lecturer at AMFI; and Anne-Laure Frizon, Education Program Manager at Lectra. These industry specialists praised the quality and variety of projects presented by the group of students, and paid tribute to the work of Sandra Kuijpers and Ineke Siersema, the teachers who coordinated the project and supported the students.  

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Lectra awards Mittelmoda 20th edition winners

Mittelmoda is one of the best-known international competitions for Fashion students. The competition, that celebrated its 20th anniversary, is supported by a solid network of contacts, with over 620 fashion design schools in 66 countries. For many years now, Lectra has been an active partner of this competition which awards and encourages the next generation of fashion talents.

Kay Kwok from London College of Fashion was awarded the first 2012 Mittelmoda prize for the best collection, and received a license of Kaledo Lectra’s design solution.

Lectra organized a special fashion contest, dedicated to its Privilege Partners, within the main competition, called “Fil Rouge Defilé”. In order to be selected students had to create a collection of five garments, characterized by “a touch of red”, using at least one module from Kaledo Suite. Eugenia Pujol from Istituto Secoli, was awarded the Lectra Fil Rouge Defilé Special Award and received a PC equipped with Kaledo Style, Modaris and Diamino.

Congratulations to the winners. Discover the complete results on www.mittelmoda.com.

 
 

New pattern making short course at Ravensbourne

Ravensbourne are launching a new pattern making short course for anyone looking to improve their pattern making knowledge and is ideally suited to recent graduates looking for their first role. The course covers manual skills as well as digital pattern making using Lectra’s Modaris solution.

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Donghua University, one of our privilege partners in China, organized its Fashion Week

Donghua University organized from April 18 to April 22 its International Fashion Forum and Greater Fashion Week. This event gathered representatives from Chinese apparel companies international fashion schools, and experts from the sector who exchanged about “building fashion capital through collaboration and innovation”.
Speakers during one of the conferences, Judy Gnaedig, Director, Strategic Accounts and Anne-Laure Frizon, in charge of the Education Program at Lectra, explained how technology could help fashion schools to adopt their programs to the fashion companies new issues and working methods. They capitalized on examples taken among schools having a partnership with Lectra and that use its solutions to have their students work in a more collaborative way.

 
 

Lectra participated in North Carolina State University Fashion Week

North Carolina State University (NCSU) College of Textiles, a Lectra’s Privilege partner, organized its Fashion Week, held in April. A three-day-event was focused on innovation and creativity and allowed companies to tap into the highly creative human resources of the school.

 
 

Lectra rewards the prizewinner in ESIV's 2011 graduation class.

The graduation ceremony for the l’Ecole Supérieure des Industries du Vêtement (ESIV), took place in Paris on February 6. Chantal Thomass, who sponsored the class, congratulated the students on the work they had done and confirmed their choice to work in fashion.
As Nelly Rodi, founder of the eponymous design company and President of the school's 'Conseil d’évolution' explained in her speech, "Chantal is the perfect example of the energy in this sector. She has always been a staunch defender of French design, especially in lingerie, where she has become an icon."  Daniel Harari, Lectra's CEO presented the Lectra Prize for best student to Chloé Girault. She received a laptop computer with licenses for Lectra's Kaledo, Modaris and Diamino solutions on which the ESIV students are trained and which they used, especially in their mini-company project.

 
 

Lectra’s 2011 Education Congress Promotes "Working Collaboratively"

Lectra honored collaborative work, creativity, and 3D technologies during its Fourth Education Congress held November 17 and 18, 2011, in Cestas (France).

During this 2011 congress, Lectra welcomed representatives from 22 “Privilege” partner schools from Germany, Brazil, Canada, China, the U.S., France, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, and Switzerland.

This annual event illustrates Lectra’s firm commitment to the world of education and helps reinforce the link between fashion professionals and schools.

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NIFT becomes the first Lectra Education Privilege Partner in India

Lectra and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), one of the most eminent Fashion Institutes in India, have taken a new step signing the first Education Privilege Partnership in India.
The relationship between NIFT and Lectra started more than 15 years ago, when NIFT installed India’s first CAD solutions in Delhi. The relationship has been constantly reinforced till then and today, NIFT has extended Lectra solutions teaching to its 13 centers and is equipped with 1300 licenses of Modaris® and Diamino®, Lectra’s advanced pattern and marker making solutions.
The Privilege partnership will allow the schools to access to high-end technology developed by Lectra, but also comprises an approach focused on the development of common projects. “For NIFT, this new Privilege status is extremely strategic, since it amplifies a relationship with Lectra, a company that is a reference in technology and has a global market presence. The signature of this partnership will help us to bring added-value expertise to our students ,…,” adds Dean, Senior Professor Banhi Jha.


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Lectra and the Amsterdam Fashion Institute Award Student 3D Virtual Prototyping Competition Winner

Lectra and the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) have announced the winner of this year’s 3D virtual prototyping fashion competition with Modaris, Lectra’s 2D/3D pattern-making and virtual prototyping solution. The contest, which was held over the summer, is now in its second consecutive year.

Third year design student Yvonne Kwok was named the first place winner and was awarded a license of the Modaris software. Nina Wormer and Tess Van Zalinge were honored with second and third place, respectively.
Competing students were required to submit a mini-collection composed of a trend board, technical drawings, associated Modaris-generated patterns and related 3D simulation, and the final model.

As last year, the jury of fashion sector experts said they were impressed by the creativity shown by students and by their 3D prototypes, made from particularly complex models.
Sitting on the jury were HTNK fashion recruitment and consulting firm representative Kim Wind, Second Sight fashion magazine journalist Andrea Wiegman, AMFI professor of design P. Leferink, Tilburg Textile Museum’s international projects manager Ellen Sillekens, and Lectra 2D/3D CAD product manager Thierry Moncoutié.

"We were all surprised to see how well the students assimilated the solution, using it to boost their creativity by applying different style elements, fabrics, and colors and adjusting their patterns accordingly while taking production constraints into consideration," said Thierry Moncoutié.
"It was a real challenge choosing a winning trio because all the participants really did an outstanding job,” he added. “We also warmly congratulate their professors Ineke Siersema and Sandra Kuijpers, who share their expertise and enthusiasm and who were key to the success of this competition."View the video

 
 

Lectra awards Mittel Moda 2011 edition winners

Mittelmoda is one of the best-known international competitions for Fashion students. Created in 1993, the competition is supported by a solid network of contacts, with over 620 fashion design schools in 66 countries.

This year Lectra organized a special fashion contest within the main competition, called “Fil Rouge Defilé”, exclusively for its Privilege Partners. In order to be selected for the “Lectra Fil Rouge Defilé”, students chosen by these schools had to create a collection of five garments, characterized by “a touch of red”, using at least one module from Kaledo Suite (Kaledo Collection, Style, Print, Weave or Knit). 

Three of them were pre-selected to exhibit their creations at “Lectra Fil Rouge Defilé”, on Mittelmoda’s catwalk, which was a great opportunity to participate in the Mittelmoda global competition.

While Gea Antonini from Accademia di Moda e Costume was awarded the first Mittelmoda prize for the best collection (and a Lectra kaledo Style licence), Katherine Chen from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), was awarded the Special Award Lectra Fil Rouge Defilé and received a PC equipped with Kaledo Style, Modaris and Diamino.

Roberto Cacace from Istituto Carlo Secoli who was given the chance to attend the competition in the Lectra context was awarded the Italian Style wedding award.

Congratulations to the winners. Discover the complete results on www.mittelmoda.com.

 
 

Ravensbourne Becomes Lectra’s new Privilege Education Partner in the UK

Cooperation between Lectra and Ravensbourne started in 2006 with an Advanced Partnership and the institution is equipped with Kaledo®, Lectra’s design software platform, and Modaris®, its pattern making solution that are being taught on Ravensbourne’s fashion courses.

The Privilege partnership will allow both parties to work more closely together to enhance the student experience.
Ravensbourne, one of the most famous design institutions in the UK, is proud to be actively working towards a fully digital environment. They have 1500 students and 150 staff members. Ravensbourne includes a Fashion Design Foundation course and offers a world famous BA fashion course and now also a Masters in Fashion.


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Lectra awards prize to ESIV Best Student of 2010

The ESIV graduation event took place on February 16 in the prestigious “Chambre de commerce et d’Industrie de Paris ”. The Lectra prize for Best Student of the Year was attributed to Adèle Lelong. She wins a laptop computer equipped with licenses for Lectra’s Kaledo Style, Modaris ExpertPro and Diamino MarkPro solutions.
The ESIV, which trains future managers for the fashion industry, and Lectra have developed a long-term partnership and the students use Lectra solutions to manage the “mini company project” carried out by each promotion.
The mini company project of this promotion can be seen in a short film available on the video space.


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December 23, 2010 - 2010 Education congress organized by Lectra in Shanghai

Lectra brought together its "Privilege" partners for a third education conference. 52 participants representing 24 schools from 9 countries—Germany, Brazil, China, the United States, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland—met in Shanghai, China on November 18 and 19, 2010.
Lectra held its first two education conferences in Bordeaux, France. The company wanted to capitalize on its worldwide presence to organize this event in China, a key country in the fashion industry, which presents challenging opportunities and has one of the highest growth rates in the world.
Participants praised Lectra’s initiative for organizing this valuable and useful event. Once again, it gave them the opportunity to cultivate fruitful exchanges with their international counterparts and to make new contacts in such an appealing environment as China.


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July 29, 2010 - First Modaris 3D Fit student contest at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute

Following the 2009 signature of a Privilege Partnership, the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Netherlands) and Lectra organized the first Modaris 3D Fit award.
On July 2, 2010 in Amsterdam AMFI’s 3rd year Design program student Laura Kirchner was awarded a Modaris and Modaris 3D Fit license, after the 10 competing students presented their work to a jury composed of Mariette Hoitink, founder of fashion recruitment & consulting firm HTNK, Jantien van Zuilen, from Amsterdam department store DeBijenkorf’s buying department, Andrea Wiegman, journalist at fashion magazine “Second Sight”, P. Leferink, design teacher at AMFI, and Thierry Moncoutié, 2D/3D CAD product manager at Lectra.

Each student (or group of two) had to present a mini-collection composed of a mood board, technical sketches of men’s wear or women’s wear, the related Modaris patterns, the related Modaris 3D Fit simulations, as well as the physical samples once both styles and patterns have been adjusted and approved.
The jury was impressed by the students’ inspiration and styles, the results achieved in Modaris 3D Fit for pattern-construction control and style validation, despite their intricate and complex styles. They were also very impressed by the way they had assimilated the solution – using it to boost their creativity by applying different style elements, fabrics, colors, and adjusting their patterns accordingly – and took production constraints into consideration.

Congratulations to all students, including Bram Bekker and Annabelle Lampe who rank number 2 and 3 in the competition, for their strong investment, as well as AMFI teachers, Ineke Siersema and Sandra Kuijpers, who have succeeded in sharing their knowledge and motivation with them.

 
 

June 24, 2010 - Lectra and Senai Cetiqt sign a Privilege partnership

Lectra and Senai/Cetiqt—the main training center for the Brazilian textile industry and one of the most distinguished centers in the world—recently signed a “Privilege” Educational Partnership Agreement, the first of its kind in South America.

Since 1991, the Senai/Cetiqt curricula have integrated Lectra technology, in order to equip future professionals with the world’s best practices from the Fashion industry. Today, the two units of SENAI/CETIQT in Rio de Janeiro have 260 licenses of each of the Lectra solutions’ Kaledo Style and Kaledo Print for design, Modaris for pattern-making, and DiaminoFashion for marker-making, used by apparel and fashion companies around the world. Lectra’s cutting solutions are also included with a new generation automatic cutter, a VectorFashion FX that was installed in early 2010.

“For our center, this new Privilege status is extremely strategic, since it amplifies a relationship with a company that is a standard reference in technology, with a global market presence such as Lectra, and which offers extraordinary value to the students of our courses,” stated Prof. Alexandre Figueira Rodrigues, General Director of Senai/Cetiqt.
To know all details about this partnership, please read the press release.

 
 

June 16, 2010 - Lectra and the Technical University Dresden have signed a Privilege Partnership

This partnership, which concerns a university dealing intensively with technical applications of textile structure, is one of the first partnerships of its kind worldwide, after the one signed with Ensait in France. Lectra and the Technical University Dresden have been working closely, for many years now, on virtual software solutions which use a 3D prototype. This new step will reinforce the collaboration and help students stay at the forefront of technology.

The signature was announced during a press lunch organized on June 8, 2010 at the Trade Fair & Symposium for Textiles and Composites in Vehicle Manufacturing in Chemnitz, Germany.
Gathering two presentations from Prof. Sybille Krzywinski from TU Dresden and Holger Max-Lang Lectra sales director for Central & Eastern Europe, and advisory member of the board of the TU Dresden, the program allowed journalists to understand better the great value of the partnership. In addition two students presented their master thesis and dissertation based on the work done with Lectra solution Design Concept 3D, thus showing very practical impact of this close relationship.

To know all details about this partnership, please read the press release.

 
 

February 25, 2010 - Lectra Launches U.K. Student Competition, in Conjunction with Maria Grachvogel

This competition, specifically for fashion students at Lectra’s 35 Education Partner schools in the U.K., is offering the lucky winner the chance of an 6-12-month internship in Maria Grachvogel’ s London studio. To enter, the student must create a womenswear garment—from design to finished product—using Lectra technologies at some stage in the project.

Launched on February 1, the competition will close in May 2010. The initial selection will be made by course tutors and independent experts who will shortlist the most interesting projects. The finalists will attend an event in London and will be invited to present their design project to Maria Grachvogel, who will make the final decision.

 
 

February 17, 2010 - Lectra awards prize to ESIV Best Student of 2009

The ESIV graduation event took place on February 4 in the prestigious “Chambre de commerce et d’Industrie de Paris ”. The students received their diploma from this promotion’s famous sponsor, the designer Agnès B,
Véronique Zoccoletto, Lectra Chief Human Capital Officer, presented the Lectra prize for Best Student of the Year to Célia Balanca. She wins a laptop computer equipped with licenses for Lectra’s Kaledo Style, Modaris ExpertPro and Diamino MarkPro solutions.
The ESIV, which trains future managers for the fashion industry, and Lectra have developed a long-term partnership and the students use Lectra solutions to manage the “mini company project” carried out by each promotion.
The mini company project of this promotion can be seen in a short film available on the video space Click here to view.

 
 

February 5, 2010 - Première Vision: Lectra will present its latest solutions and the color management ones with its Partner X-Rite

Lectra will also be presenting “Transforming trends into textiles: design solutions by Lectra” at 10:00 a.m. on February, 10. Pantone will present “Color your future: How to save money and shorten lead times in your color management process from design to production with PANTONE” on February, 10 at 1:00 p.m.
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January 21, 2010 - AMFI and LECTRA organize an exclusive Education Session in Amsterdam

In today’s challenging and fast-evolving environment, Lectra and AMFI will be sharing their experience and expertise to better support and prepare students for their professional future.
This session will take place on February 12th 2010 in Amsterdam, and is open to fashion schools and universities under subscription.
This will be a great opportunity for participants to exchange with other schools, know more about Lectra solutions and how AMFI integrates them in its curriculum, as well as and discover undergoing projects.
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