Lectra rewards AMFI students for 3D technology projects

Monday, 04 March 2013
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—textiles, leather, industrial fabrics, and composite materials—has organized
with AMFI-Amsterdam Fashion Institute a design contest for students using Lectra’s 3D pattern-making solution, Modaris®, for the fourth consecutive year.

Students were given the opportunity by Lectra and AMFI to design a mini-collection supported by Lectra solutions, reinforcing AMFI’s education program concepts.

The first prize was taken by Luna Mijnheer in the category Fashion & Design, followed by Jazz Kuipers. In the Fashion & Management category, Sanne Vissers and Yasmin Groot won the first prize, with Denise Bink and Ruud van Esch coming in second. In order to continue with their fashion projects, a Mondaris license was given to all prize winners.

AMFI’s education program has evolved for the last 20 years, combining creative innovation and technological know-how. Lectra, with its strong commitment to education in the fashion industry, is proud to be a partner of AMFI.
A critical aspect in AMFI’s teaching is the Digital Body Sculpture program which has as core value, virtual 3D prototyping.

By viewing designs in 3D with Lectra’s Modaris, students can more easily understand pattern construction while seeing styles come to life. Playing with the combination of silhouette, color, fabric design and fabric type, enables students to learn how to define proportion while also judging fit. Modifications are visible in real time on both the flat pattern and on the 3D prototype, integrating an active interaction and creative options can be explored freely.

3D prototyping has had a positive impact on the quality of designs and cut and has also inspire students with more enthusiasm every year. “Students work with a 3D virtual prototype to adjust and finalize designs, or to explore new creative paths, which improves the speed and accuracy of their work,” emphasizes Leslie Holden, head of the Fashion & Design and Fashion & Management departments. “With Lectra, we train students who then go into the industry and improve the development process and help evolve how the
fashion industry works.”

About AMFI (Amsterdam Fashion Institute)
AMFI provides the only course in the Netherlands that teaches all facets of the fashion industry. Students choose to specialize in either Fashion & Design, Fashion & Management or Fashion & Branding and graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Technology.
For more information, please visit www.amfi.hva.nllectra.com

About Lectra
Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing processes for industries using soft 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).

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