German Fashion Gets with the Program 0

His career started in computer programming, but he found his passion in fashion. Lectra’s Professional Services Director for Germany and Eastern Europe, Robin Lemstra talks to Lectra Fashion Blog about the challenges of change in fashion, getting designers to work to specifications and keeping the bigger picture in mind....

What’s trending in Brazil 0

As mentioned in our previous spotlight on Brazil, the country has become a major fashion force to be reckoned with, boasting a $54 billion apparel market and a style-conscious population of 200 million. After our overview of the region’s apparel market, we decided to go straight to the trenches,...

Mittelmoda District Puts the Spotlight on High School Talent 0

The second edition of the Mittelmoda District competition recently took place at the end of October in Gorizia, Italy. Organized by the Mittelmoda International Lab, the competition is an offshoot of its well-known international competition “The Fashion Award” for emerging designers, for which Lectra is a main sponsor. Mittelmoda...

Discover pattern cutting 0

Anita Heiberg is a Canadian-born fashion designer, now based in Berlin. She also freelances as a pattern cutter for several fashion designers and partners with various researchers on innovative design and production technology. See her open up about her career and find out why she loves being a pattern...

A day at Modtissimo 4PFW 0

Portugal’s fashion tradeshow, Modtissimo: a day in photos. Portugal’s up-and-coming fashion scene is supported by a lively annual fashion week, held at the end of September, with events throughout Lisbon and Porto. A pillar of the week is Porto’s 2 day Modtissimo tradeshow held at stately portside venue Alfândega...

Lectra Supports Brazilian Fashion at Febratex 0

This summer, Lectra participated in the 14th edition of Febratex, the largest textile trade show in Latin America.  Held in Blumenau, Brazil, the event attracted over 90,000 professionals from the textile and apparel segment and brought together exhibitors from over 50 countries. Between cutting-machine demonstrations every two hours and...

Our Five Minutes of Brazilian TV Fame 0

What do an H&M T-shirt and a Louis Vuitton bag have in common? The celebrity host of Brazilian fashion television show GNT Fashion, Lilian Pacce, recently travelled to Lectra’s Bordeaux complex to find out!   One of the most popular shows about fashion in Brazil, GNT Fashion covers major...

Munich Fabric Start 2014: Taking a Designer’s Walk 0

Ali Ansari, Head of Design at fashion brand Campus (Marc O’Polo), was recently invited to lead the trade fair tour “Designer’s Walk”, giving a small group of journalists a two-hour glimpse into the process of sourcing and creating a collection. The tour spanned accessories to fabrics and included Campus’...

Spotlight on Brazil: More than just flip flops and bikinis 0

The third-largest producer of apparel worldwide at $44bn, Brazil has historically received far less attention from global brands than China—but all that is changing. Impacted by global forces, the country’s fashion industry is equally poised to impact the world stage. Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country. Half of its...

Boa viagem!* Top Tips for Fashionistas Traveling to Brazil 0

Lectra’s Marketing Director for Fashion and Apparel, Anastasia Charbin, recently travelled to Brazil to attend the Febratex textile trade show. After a week of hobbling through the city streets in stilettos, sporting a humidity-frizz hairdo, she decided that her pain should be your gain. Here are her top travel...