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Lectra awards design faculty & graduate students at ITAA Conference
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Dec '09
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials textiles, leather, industrial fabrics and composite materials is pleased to announce its continued support for educational programs that promote technology in the apparel industry through its participation in the 2009 International Textile and Apparel Association's (ITAA) Annual Conference, recently held at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Washington.

The ITAA is a professional educational association composed of leading university scholars, educators and students working in the textile, apparel and merchandising disciplines. "Lectra is proud to be a corporate member of the ITAA," states Roy Shurling, President of Lectra North America. "Our company is committed to supporting the educational realm and the industry's next generation of Fashion professionals; this is why it is important for us to award the most creative teachers and students."

In addition to showcasing their leading professional textile and fashion design platform, Kaledo®, their benchmark pattern-making solution specifically designed for the fashion market Modaris®, as well as, Modaris 3D Fit, the highest performance virtual 3D prototyping solution on the market at the show, Lectra also sponsored five awards to the faculty and graduate students.

The "Lectra Outstanding Faculty Designer Award" is an award given to the most talented university faculty designer for their design submitted to the ITAA selection committee. This year, 101 designs were selected out of 359 designs entries submitted. At the end of the professional Fashion Show, the "Lectra Outstanding Faculty Designer Award" was given to Vincent Quevedo, Associate Professor from Kent State University for the design submission 'Midnight'.

According to Hari Kenkare, Lectra's Schools Partnership Manager, "Vincent Quevedo created an ornate bolero and fitted pants inspired by a matadors outfit. Techniques such as draping, couture sewing and fabric manipulations were used to create this design. The work was based on a request of the American Heart Association's Red Dress Campaign, an initiative designed to raise awareness for heart disease, the number one killer in the United States."

Quevedo was awarded a trip to Paris, France in September 2010 that includes a visit to Lectra's world headquarters and an invitation to attend The World's Premier Fabric Show™, Première Vision, that brings together 50,000 professional visitors from 106 different countries in the French capital.

"Lectra Outstanding Graduate Student Designer Award," which was given to Mee Jekal of Hanyang University, Korea for the design submission "The Blooming Scented". The design was created with the focus on feminine silhouette using flexible and various knit structures. Mee's faculty sponsor was Youn Hee Lee.

"Lectra Graduate Student Award for Use of Technology" was given to Anne Porterfield of North Carolina State University, for the design submission "Postcard From Morocco." This design was inspired by a costume created for a production of the opera, Postcard from Morocco. The design uses engineered print methodology for rendering the design inspired by the opera's haunting aria recalling the sinewy intertwining of the Art Deco vines and floral motifs. Anne's faculty sponsor was Traci Lamar.


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