As part of its commitment to provide students with
the latest in design capabilities, the London College of Fashion (LCF)
has purchased OptiTex software for 25 design stations. It has opted for
the full OptiTex package including PDS, Marker, 3D modules and 3D Runway
The LCF has the distinction of
being the only college in the UK specializing in all aspects of the
fashion field, based upon a philosophy of offering creative development
coupled with a strong vocational focus.
After reviewing several
software packages in our bid to remain at the cutting edge of 3D CAD/CAM
fashion technology, LCF decided to purchase the OptiTex 2D to 3D
software," says Sharon Blackford, Senior Lecturer of CAD/CAM at LCF.
OptiTex offers students a thorough design experience, whilst affording
them the ability to explore new innovative digital approaches to
producing and displaying tangible products such as garments through the
creation of virtual catwalks and virtual fit.
OptiTex's platform has the
widest range of options and parameters and is the most user friendly on
the market. It leverages 3D models, ending the limitations of standard
production technology. Entire textile lines can now be created
virtually, eliminating wasted material and speeding products to market.
The advantages of exposing
their students to the software were clear to the LCF staff, while the
opportunity to contribute to the students education excited OptiTex as
well. It's wonderful to facilitate the creativity of the next
generation of designers,said Ran Machtinger, President and CEO of
OptiTex, Ltd. The student designers can see their creative visions come
to life while gaining valuable experience they will take to their first
Fashion designers and labels
using OptiTex include Lands' End, Coach Leather, Tommy Hilfiger, and
Target Corporation, concludes Blackford. The OptiTex software
facilitates design solutions across several markets, and the experience
gained from this cutting-edge software will enhance the employment
prospects of LCF graduates.
Founded in 1988,
specializes in the development of innovative, easy-to-operate 2D and 3D
CAD/CAM solutions for sewn products and other related industries. Our
native Microsoft Windows-based software for digitizing, pattern
engineering, grading, marking, advanced automatic nesting and draping,
are specifically designed to meet the needs of today's manufacturers of
industrial fabrics, apparel, upholstery, transportation, composites,
home furnishings, among others. OptiTex's open architecture system
features multitude of import/export formats, enabling OptiTex users to
interface with a wide range of software and hardware. OptiTex also
offers the convenient option of purchasing a completely integrated CAD
package OptiTex products are sold and supported around the world through
certified distributors and OEMs.
of Fashion is the only college in the UK to specialise in fashion
education, research and consultancy. With an international reputation
for fashion education, we offer a unique portfolio of courses from
fashion design and technology, management and marketing to
communication, promotion and image creation. Our aim is to reflect the
breadth of opportunity available in this vibrant, ever-changing
industry. The college's reputation for excellence has been further
enhanced by our merger with the prestigious
College - with its century-old reputation as the leading provider of
training and education in footwear and accessories.