Lectra hosted its sixth annual education congress Milan, Italy recently. The congress brought together over 55 professors, department heads and directors from 34 fashion schools and universities from all over the world. The congress also touched on the theme of 3D, which is becoming a major tool in a company's product development arsenal. Women’s wear brands rely on Lectra 3D solutions to enhance creative designs. The congress also featured the Mittelmoda fashion show, an international design competition.
The aim of the congress is to allow participants and Lectra specialists to share their experience and expertise and to build a think tank geared toward the specific needs of fashion schools and universities. This think tank focuses on different ways of providing students with a solid background, preparing them for their professional futures. It addresses key concerns of fashion schools and universities in terms of teaching methods and of students’ involvement in concrete projects.
Lectra is a world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials, fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials. Lectra develops the most advanced specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine industries, wind power, and personal protective equipment.