Lectra Signs A Partnership Contract With Italian Fashion School Polimoda

PARIS — June 6, 2013 — Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to
industries using soft materials – fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials –
has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with the international institute of marketing
and fashion design Polimoda. Founded in 1986 in Florence, the school is one of the most acclaimed
in Italy. It caters for 1200 students across 3 locations. Fifty percent of the students are
international, and travel from all over the world to benefit from Polimoda’s high-quality teaching

Polimoda has thus become a part of Lectra’s Education program that brings together over 850
institutions worldwide and demonstrates Lectra’s commitment to the future professionals of the
fashion industry. The school has incorporated Lectra’s pattern-making and marker-making solutions,
Modaris® and Diamino® into its curriculum. Students will use them within the framework of the
three-year Fashion Technology course that includes pattern-making.

“Our partnership with Lectra will allow us to meet the growing demands of the fashion
industry, particularly in terms of new technology. Indeed, a growing number of companies are
looking for young talents who have been trained on product development solutions developed by
Lectra, which is the industry reference”, declared Patrick De Muynck, Head of Polimoda’s Design

“We are honored to count the internationally recognized fashion institute Polimoda among our
Education partners. This agreement marks the beginning of a fruitful collaboration. For students,
having access to our solutions is a true advantage when entering the job market, because they are
used by the biggest Italian fashion brands”, said Fabio Canali, Managing Director, Lectra Italy.

“We are convinced that the innovative training methods of Polimoda’s Fashion Technology
course, combined with Lectra’s technological solutions, will create value for future pattern
makers, providing them with a solid base of knowledge and skills that are essential to succeeding
in the complex and fascinating world of fashion,” concluded Linda Loppa, Polimoda’s Managing

Posted on June 6, 2013

Source: Lectra