Home Press release Lectra and Pantone share the latest information on advanced design and colour communication solutions with the fashion design community

Lectra and Pantone share the latest information on advanced design and colour communication solutions with the fashion design community


(London, March 11, 2013) Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials – fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials – is pleased to host a breakfast briefing in London with their partner Pantone.

The event will feature presentations from Lectra and Pantone who will outline the importance of managing design processes, including colour management, in order to respond efficiently to the fashion market’s constantly changing needs.

Colour is critical in design, but it can also be very hard and expensive to control. The combination of Pantone technology and Lectra’s design solutions provides designers with the ability to enhance the quality and speed of exchanges between design, development and production, while keeping to the company’s original design concept.

“Our customers are having to reduce time to market and cost of producing collections, whilst responding to constant demand of newness in-line with season’s trends. To help them cope with these challenges Lectra’s design solutions and Pantone’s colour management technology help customers to be more efficient without sacrificing on quality or creativity,” said Mark Lyness, Managing Director of Lectra UK.

Pantone will also be pleased to present Spring /Summer 2014 colour trends to the audience.


Tuesday 26 March at 9am registration for 9.30am start


London College of Fashion


Registration is complimentary; please contact Jenni Murphy: j.murphy@lectra.com

About X-Rite/Pantone

X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical.

For further information, please visit www.xrite.com

About Lectra

Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions that automate, streamline and accelerate product design, development and manufacturing processes for industries using soft materials. Lectra develops the most advanced specialized software and cutting systems and provides associated services to a broad array of markets including fashion (apparel, accessories, footwear), automotive (car seats and interiors, airbags), furniture, as well as a wide variety of other market sectors, such as aeronautical and marine industries, wind power and personal protective equipment. Lectra serves 23,000 customers in more than 100 countries with 1,350 employees and $256 million in 2012 revenues. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext.

For more information, please visit www.lectra.com

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