Mumbai, 25 January 2013: Whistling Woods - Neeta Lulla School of Fashion conducted a forum on ‘Future of Fashion’ to set a dialogue with fashion professionals from across the industry. Held at the WWI campus, the forum aimed at understanding the influence of global trends on Indian fashion as well as the use of new age technologies for fashion products and services.
The panel included names like Lulu Raghvan, MD, Landor Associates, Rahul Narvekar, CEO, NDTV Ethnic Retail Ltd, Krsna Mehta, Founder & Design Director, India Circus Retail Pvt Ltd [indiacircus.com], Dhimaan Shah, Co-founder & Managing Director stylecracker.com, and Saket Dhanker, IMG- Relaince Fashion Head. They discussed how India is a lucrative market who can produce a global product and word class retail environment.
The forum was spread across various categories to cover significant aspects of the Fashion Industry like the emergence of Luxury Brands in India and how the Indian economy has evoked a lot of interest globally given its statistics of some of the highest disposable incomes and increase in the number of millionaires.
Also, growth of fashion retail provoked thoughts and saw a lot of excitement as the gen-next was keen to understand on how strategies can be adopted. The forum was an initiative of the first batch of students from the fashion school. The day long forum additionally covered various topics concerning fashion trends & insights for AW 14/15, significance of e-commerce in promoting fashion, and influence of western silhouette in Indian hemisphere, which were enlightening for aspiring fashion students.
Meghna Ghai Puri, President WWI said, “I am absolutely thrilled that in less than one year the WWI-Neeta Lulla School of Fashion has been able to conceptualize a forum that defines the future of fashion which is full of insights and trends. The forum is set to enlighten the talent about the course of action they must take today to redefine themselves. Fashion is dynamic and is an interpretation of oneself; so an initiative like this is to ensure there is clarity in the minds of the listener on what will gain wider acceptability.”
Speaking at the occasion Neeta Lulla said, “The world is looking at India as a lucrative market for fashion but at the same time we are urging listeners through our forum to create a global product that leads to a word class retail environment. I am delighted and humbled to have had the best people in the industry to provide their imminent inputs to get a broader outlook on the Indian Fashion Industry and its global significance.”