Archived Webcast Sessions


National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is organizing an international conference on the theme ‘Rediscovering Culture: Transforming Fashion’ at New Delhi from 31st January to 2nd February 2018. The conference theme is dual-pronged, reflecting the issues and concerns of the fashion industry that are of relevance within the Indian subcontinent and also globally. It aims to initiate conversations on fashion, culture, textiles, crafts and sustainability by creating an interdisciplinary platform to share perspectives and practice-led research experiences on transforming fashion practices. It is envisaged that the forum will initiate trans-global cultural narratives that impact and are, in turn impacted by issues and concerns, innovations, challenges encountered and solutions formulated by the fashion industry.


  • Inaugural event including Fashion show of NIFT alumni and launch of Digital Crafts Bazaar at Crafts Museum, New Delhi
  • Curated Gallery walk at Crafts Museum
  • 4 acclaimed Keynote Speakers
    o Narendra Kumar (Creative Director, Amazon India)
    o David Abraham (Creative Director and co-founder Abraham and Thakore)
    o Kate Fletcher (Research Professor,Centre for Sustainable Fashion,London College of Fashion)
    o Radha Chadha (Writer and Luxury Brand Expert)
  • Technical sessions on 14 sub-themes of the conference
  • Crafts demonstrationand Crafts showcase
  • Design Journeys – Interactive sessions of experience sharing and reminiscences with designers
    o Manish Arora
    o Renuka Reddy
    o Swati Kalsi
    o Shani Himanshu
  • NIFTA Round table
  • Poster Presentation
  • Networking Sessions
  • Cultural Evening
  • Post Conference Craft Tours – Amritsar, Delhi-Agra-Jaipur, Maheshwar-Bagh, Varanasi-Lucknow, Ahmedabad- Kutch

The venue of the conference is India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

Registration Fees

Category Indian delegates (INR) Foreign delegates (USD)
Paper presenters/ Delegates 8000 300
Researchers and Students 4000 300


Please direct your questions regarding the conference to


  • Sr. Prof. Dr. Banhi Jha, Conference Coordinator, NIFT
  • Prof. Dr. Sharmila Dua, Dean (Academics), NIFT
  • Prof. Dr. Sudha Dhingra, Textile Design, NIFT
  • Dr. Varsha Gupta, Head –Corporate Communication Cell, NIFT
  • Dr. Dimple Bahl, Fashion Communication, NIFT