Having already passed her 70th birthday, Kathy Heyndels still embraces change as expressed by both her designs and her adopting OptiTex software to facilitate her creative and production processes.
I have been producing a variety of fine clothing lines for quite some time: Prt-a-porter to haute couture to wedding gowns, states Heyndels. I have four shops throughout Greece, including my flagship store in central Athens that allows me to present my creations to a rather sophisticated crowd. I know that I always have to welcome new factors into my process to stay fresh, and OptiTex is an excellent product to help me continue on my creative journey.
Customers of Heyndels garner considerable benefit from her open-minded approach to design technology. She begins by performing a complete 3D body scan of each customer. The resulting file allows the OptiTex CAD/cAM software to generate an exact image of the customers body type dressed in any selected design a key aspect of the selection process of a made-to-measure item.
All of this allows OptiTex to provide rapid ROI by virtually eliminating fabric and material waste by allowing designers to see how their products move and perform before the first bolt is cut.
We're very happy to add Kathy to our roster of leading designers who leverage our software, states Ran Machtinger, President and CEO of OptiTex, Ltd. The breadth of our designers is truly staggering - from Hugo Boss to exciting up-and-comers like Laurance Rassin and now Kathy Heyndels. We also appreciate our OptiTex business network, as Kathy joined us through Thimios Moutsianas, our dealer in Greece.
Heyndels Summer 2008 lines harken back to Afroditi-inspired designs with a decidedly modern twist, providing a wide range of apparel where antiquity meets modernity. Her creations were warmly received by representatives of key fashion magazines, buyers for major outlets and industry insiders at her show on April 14.
After challenging myself by adding OptiTex technology at this point in my career, watching my fashion concepts spring to life on screen and then being so well received at my show was exhilarating, concludes Heyndels. As I was fusing past and present to create, this was happening on parallel levels combining OptiTex software with my inner visions of beauty. Now my customers, both locally and worldwide, can enjoy the results of this challenge.
OptiTex specializes in the development of innovative, easy-to-operate 2D and 3D CAD/cAM solutions for sewn products and other related industries. Our native Windows-based software for digitizing, pattern engineering, grading, marking, advanced automatic nesting and draping, is 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 a completely integrated CAD package. OptiTex products are available in more than 20 languages and are sold and supported around the world through certified distributors and OEMs.