First of all, let me extend my gratitude to you all for being a part of India Fashion Forum 2019 and making it bigger, and even better than ever before. I also take this opportunity to thank all our key partners — NIFTA, Infor Nexus, UNBXD, NIFT, WGSN, and Instituto Marangoni. Thanks to your support, the 19th edition of IFF went miles in drawing a current and truly meaningful perspective to the Business of Fashion in India.
While the success of the event was unreservedly fulfi lling, putting together pieces for this follow up issue turned out to be an ardourous task. This year, if there’s one thing that stood out in IFF 2019 is the vigour with which the entire fashion value chain is adapting to these changes in technology, trends and consumer perspectives. The rate at which every business from this sphere is attuning themselves and is assimilating to the pervading changes, it was fairly clear that the Indian Fashion Retail industry is up for a great future. While the opportunity that this sector is poised to off er in the years to come is beyond doubt, the achievement of this would depend on India’s fashion companiesmastering a few indispensable essentials.
Sticking to this year’s theme, Innovate the Future of Fashion, the 19th edition of the India Fashion Forum exercised a 6-point game-plan for a powerful fashion business in this age of millennials. The two day extravaganza, in a unique way through various sessions, round table conferences, key-note addresses and customer experience forums, moved a long way forward in crystalizing the core tenets driving the dynamic business.
For those who missed the event, this issue of Images BoF brings you a detailed report on all the key sessions and deliberations at the India Fashion Forum 2019. I strongly recommend that you, dear reader, go through the issue with a pen in hand, quickly marking the insights that are of actionable value and ideas that are eminently replicable or inspiring.