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Lectra, TELIO team up to support designers competition

Two giant fashion companies came together to honour fashion students and professionals from Canada. The 10th edition of annual Canada’s ‘Breakthrough Designers Competition’ saw a tie up of Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions, with TELIO. TELIO is a leading importer/exporter and distributor of high-end textiles.

The annual event showcases Canada’s young and upcoming designers and provides them exposure to the Canadian fashion industry. This year, more than 400 students entered the competition under the theme Lux(e), using noble materials and shimmering colors to celebrate 2015 as the ‘International Year of Light’. Total 25 student finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished juries.

The finalists highlighted their collections at a fashion show on March 17, with five receiving scholarships. Lectra awarded the grand prize winner Emma Litvack with Kaledo, Lectra’s textile and fashion design suite. According to Andre Telio, President of Telio, the partnership his firm has developed through this project with Lectra has allowed them to significantly upgrade prizes, and improve their contribution to promoting the future of the Canadian fashion industry.