‘The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me’ are the famous words of writer and philosopher Ayn Rand. The timelessness of this expression captivates the mind even today and forms the very essence of women leading industry and economy in India and across the world. Our issue this month thus pays a befitting ode to women entrepreneurs in the fashion world who have taken risks and fought many a battle to reach where they are today – successfully running companies and setting benchmarks for other aspiring women, and men, to follow.
Through our conversations with them, we take you through their journey in the Indian fashion sector, right from the beginning to where they stand today. These entrepreneurs and leaders share their experiences, stories and anecdotes with us, giving us a glimpse into the business of fashion and the women leading it. And amid all that glitz, we also bring to light the latest trends in the Indian women’s wear market, and the innovations that the changing season will bring with it.
After a two-year hiatus, we’re excited to announce the return of India Fashion Forum (IFF), being hosted at The Leela Ambience, Gurugram, from March 23-24. In its 21st edition, the Forum will underline the four future proof tenets of fashion – Purpose, Innovation, Experience and Engagement – with industry leaders engaging in riveting conversations. We hope to see you there!
February had another big announcement – the Union Budget. Presented on February 1 by Honourable Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the goals set this year for the Budget had many supporters from the MSME and start-up segments of Indian fashion who touted it as one that will take the economy ahead in the right direction. As always, we hope you find this issue informative. We wish you all a Happy Women’s Day!