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...

Interview with Jessica Chuan – Parsons The New School of Design 0

Jessica Chuan is a fashion design student at Parsons The New School of Design. Truly a citizen of the world, the Malaysian-born student was educated in Singapore and New York, and has worked in China. We were first introduced to Jessica by Dr. Dung Truong, the assistant professor for...

Aroosh Chaudhry – Canada’s breakthrough designer opens up about her upcoming collection 0

We first met Aroosh Chaudhry in 2013, when her creativity and technical expertise garnered her the grand prize during TÉLIO Canada’s Breakthrough Designer Competition at Montreal Fashion Week. Part of her winnings included a license for Lectra’s Kaledo for fashion design. We had a chance to sit down with...

Emily Carter, Fashion Textiles graduate from the London College of Fashion 0

An honors graduate of the London College of Fashion, Emily Carter recently won the school’s Lectra Showtime Impact Award. The British designer’s creative use of mixed media to showcase her work impressed the judges and earned her the prize, which was sponsored by Lectra and presented by its UK...

Fashion from Madrid 0

Imagine that while you are student, your designs are seen and produced by an up and coming fashion brand. Well, this is the collaborative project between Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid and peSeta®, a fashion and homewear Spanish brand. We had the chance to speak with Marina de la...

Long live the trench coat! 0

This year, Lectra and the Arts University Bournemouth organized a design competition for final-year students, who had to design a trench coat. We had a chance to speak to the 1st prize winner Elizabeth Perry. She opened up about winning, her trench coat and her royal inspiration. Congratulations Elizabeth!...

F/W collection, “Chaos Control” 0

Born and raised in Vietnam, Tran Thi Thanh Nga studied fashion at ESMOD Paris before launching her own fashion house, called Defined moment. We were lucky enough to attend her Fall/Winter 14-15 fashion show. “I don’t consider fashion as beautiful stand-alone objects in themselves, I view fashion as a...

Canada’s up-&-coming designers talk fashion. 0

Montreal’s French language fashion school Cégep (Collège d’enseignement général et professionnel) Marie-Victorin, held a Fashion Gala last month, this annual event is fashion show for the graduating class. This year’s gala was hosted by renowned Quebec personalities, Anouk Meunier and Jean Airoldi with more than 150 people attended including students, professors,...

Managing Change in the Fashion Industry, a future challenge for students 0

In association with Drapers magazine, a roundtable event was held at London’s Stafford hotel, last month on the theme:  Managing Change in the Fashion Industry. A lively discussion looked at how the fashion industry deals with change, while facing the challenge of creating quality and newness.  How do industry...