India Fashion Summit 2018

The second edition of India Fashion Summit is to be hosted on Kochi on March 3 at Mariott Hotel.The event is organised by the Indian fashion incubator in association with Kerala State Institute of Design and Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence,Government of Kerala.

India Fashion Summit 2018 will provide an ecosystem for sustainable development of fashion with prime focus on promoting hand-woven textiles in designer fashion and nurturing exceptional young talents in the field of fashion.IFS intends to bring together various fashion stakeholders and eventually act as an ecosystem for the effective policy making and sustainable development.

In connection with a premier national conference for the fashion industry, this year’s main speakers include pioneers of the industry such as leading fashion designers Manish Malhotra, Peter D’Ascoli, Wendell Rodricks, Arjun Khanna, Suket Dhir, Alan Alexander Kaleekal, Jebin Johny and Hari Anand, fashion journalists Vinod Nair (Former Fashion Editor, Hindustan Times and Times Of India) and Neena Haridas (Editorial Director, L’Officiel India) and Online Fashion Retail Heads including Narendra Kumar (Creative Head, Amazon Fashion), Anil Chopra (Former CEO, Lakme Lever Ltd) and Nihal Rajan, Vice President & Head of Design-MFB @ Myntra Designs.

India Fashion Summit will provide a plugged-in and well-rounded view of the issues that impact the fashion industry.It will seek to cover strategies that will enhance the competiveness of the fashion business as well as issues needed to sustain the growth of the fashion industry keeping it on par with the emergence of new consumer trends and behavior. The key objectives of the summit are :

  • Launch and develop new initiatives in the business of fashion
  • Build a well-connected, collaborative fashion network for tomorrow
  • Find, develop and promote budding talents in the field of fashion
  • Create a mentor platform for the young talents
  • Promote hand-woven textiles and artisanal work