Patricia Grice, a member of the BA (Hons) Fashion teaching team, has published her first book to assist the users of Lectra Modaris 2D and 3D.

Patricia Grice, a leading consultant in digital fashion technology for the fashion industry, is a Visiting Tutor at AUB and was previously a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Technology. Patricia was responsible for researching and implementing the Lectra Modaris pattern cutting system into AUB’s course curriculam several years ago, and her commitment and passion for digital technology has supported and directed the Design and Technology pathway on the BA (Hons) Fashion course.

Patricia saw a gap in the educational delivery of innovative technology for the fashion industry and negotiated an educational partnership with Lectra that allows AUB students access to the Modaris package alongside ongoing support and training for academics and technicians, keeping the staff and students ahead of the industry.

The use of digital technology and virtual prototyping in both pattern cutting and design has become increasingly important both in industry and education. Lectra, a world leader in software solutions for fashion, continues to grow and dominates technical CAD roles in the fashion industry. Over the years, Patricia has placed many students into key industry roles within these areas – most recently Caitlin Martin who is now supporting the development of virtual prototyping with a leading global luxury fashion brand.

She said; “Our proactive approach and creative exploration led to AUB becoming the first UK University to implement and deliver the exciting 3D prototyping technology in 2012.”

Now Patricia has published Digital Pattern Cutting for Fashion with Lectra Modaris, which is the first book to include workshops in 3D prototyping.