Rediscovering fashion roots
With the lighting up of 'Tree of Knowledge', National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), in association with FDCI organised a fashion show at Crafts Museum in Pragati Maidan on January 31. Featuring the works of celebrated designers who are NIFT alumni, the show was a kick start to NIFT's International conference: 'Rediscovering Culture: Transforming Fashion'. Present on the occasion was Textile Minister Smriti Zubin Irani along with Director General, NIFT, Sarada Muraleedharan and Rajesh V Shah, Chairman, BOG.
With an aim to initiate a conversation on fashion, culture, textiles, crafts and sustainability, this conference will be held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on February 2, where leading global leaders will be present. These include Kate Fletcher, Research Professor, Centre For Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion; David Abraham, Creative Director, Abraham & Thakore; Narendra Kumar, Designer and Creative Director, Amazon India; Radha Chadha, writer and luxury brand expert.
Sarada Muraleedharan, Director General, NIFT said, "NIFT has been working with both ends of the fashion spectrum – the legacy of centuries of honed knowledge on crafts and textiles on the one hand, and modern design consciousness and global trends on the other, and
believes that this is a seamless continuum of knowledge, practice and sensibility, where each end can be enhanced through understanding and interface with the other".