Indian experts played a prominent role, sharing their insights and advocating for innovative approaches to education, market access, and sustainable practices.
Dr. Gulbash Duggal, Dean of the International College of Fashion in India, challenged the perception of fashion education as elitist and exclusive. She highlighted the importance of integrating diverse teaching methods, including research, practical projects, and cultural studies, alongside business acumen. "To start being a designer," she emphasized, 'you need to understand not just design, but also your clients, the market, and the technical aspects.
'Dr. Duggal's participation extended to a session on 'Closed-loop fashion. An inspiring utopia?' where she explored the feasibility of zero-waste practices in the industry. Her insights on consumer habits and the emerging market for sustainable products resonated with a global audience eager for solutions.
The summit's emphasis on cooperation resonated with Pavleen Gujral, a Bollywood actress, who joined the 'Celebrity style on and off the screen' discussion. Highlighting the unique role of Bollywood in creating extravagant on-screen fashion, she emphasized the power of collaboration between designers, stylists, and filmmakers.
Indian experts at the BRICS+ Fashion Summit offered a vibrant perspective on the industry's future. Their focus on inclusivity, innovative education, and collaborative partnerships provides valuable insights for a world seeking to build a more sustainable and diverse fashion landscape.