The fashion industry is predicted to change as much in the next ten years as it has over the last 100. Consolidation, computerization and globalization are the major disruptions of today, and will continue to be as they morph and change. Fashion designers are at the forefront of these disruptions.Arguably, designers are artists. Today, a new dichotomy between artist and technician lies at the heart of issues surrounding the new role of the designer. The fashion designer now occupies a space between creative, technician and merchandiser, a framework and skill-set imposed by an increasingly competitive and demanding marketplace.The biggest pressure on designers, according to the Lectra/CFDA survey results, relates to speed to market: getting collections out quicker and quicker to continually renew the in-store offer. Consumers, at least those of fast-fashion and contemporary brands, have become indoctrinated with a ‘you snooze, you lose’ mentality. This retail strategy of changing merchandise as often as every few weeks to invoke immediate sales is a way of staying competitive and combating online sales. Consumer expectations and shopping habits are changing as a result -a circle which means more is being consumed, more often.In addition to shorter time to market and more collections, designers now have to deal with more competition. Brands need to differentiate themselves, while attempting to appeal to a consumer who is informed, empowered, less brand-loyal, mixing high and low pieces and not squeamish about shopping for the best price online.
Yet the new designer is not completely unarmed to face this new context: digital tools allow them to work fast, both by storing data to be reused as needed and by completely eliminating time consuming tasks such as manual grading, even reducing the need for physical samples to one, with the use of 3D virtual prototyping software solutions.The history of fabrics can be traced back to the 18th century where India was known as the main textile hub. Different types of fabrics were woven, embellished and dyed to enhance their appearance. The textile industry in India is the second most employment-generating industry. Indian fabrics are in high demand all over the world. The quest into the basics of Indian textiles leads to an in-depth study of textile science.Textile science plays a major role in the development of a fabric. The process of developing a fabric is quite complex as it has to go through a series of processes. As important draping and embellishment are to fashion design, so is textile science that holds a prominent place in the field.Fashion is our chosen skin.On an individual level it represents how we feel about ourselves and what we want to tell the world about who we are.On a community level, it tells a story about our history, culture and social customs.
Indian Fashion Designers have demonstrated exceptional talents & innovations both in national & international platforms.Here are the list of the top Fashion Designers who received recognition & won ILC Power Brand Awards in the last successive editions at India Leadership Conclave.
Komal Sood with Nisha Jamvwal
India Leadership Conclave 2018 nomination process journey began in the first quarter of the calendar year in 2018 from Jan-March to find out the best talents, innovators, & disrupters in business in all categories through a very standard fair & independent way of bringing top six names to the final list of voting. The internal team of experts at Network 7 Media Group, the flagship media property of Indian Affairs looked at the all round progress of the individuals/companies & consultations were made with various associations of india & trade bodies. Final selections were made by public from the recommendations of the top industry associations & chamber of commerce. Upon much consideration, research & detailed analysis, nominees were found based on a robust process that involved considerable comprehensive mechanism that Network 7 Media Group do years after years.
“Very importantly, India Leadership Conclave’s mantra is very simple & clear. We dont follow a fixed set of rules of traditional theories of selecting a nominee in the final six list either based on seniority, age or celebrity status. We go by our research, experts advise & bring to light those talent & innovators who never got noticed”.
ILC Power Brands strives for excellence in everything we do, we have innovations in mind, in wherever you operate!. India Leadership Conclave has set a high benchmark in bringing the leaders & companies who are ignored in the presence of big names. Our strong research network keep a constant eye on the achievers who have demonstrated an innovative, creative work models that are path-breaking & trendsetting.
For a selection process to be valid, it must also be reliable. That means the process must measure what it is designed to measure and do so consistently over time. All categories are judged by a highly influential and respected judging panel. The judging is a robust, credible and transparent two-step process, involving pre-scoring and a face-to-face panel discussion.
India Leadership Conclave’s selection criteria is time tested & transparent.Our robust voting mechanism are aimed at bringing a public consensus of the mood of the nation. The Jury & Organizing Committee have taken every possible steps to ensure fair selection. Each category has its own target audience & is backed by our rich research methodology where we invite/ask/appeal/ request ,the stakeholders to select their favorite companies or personalities. Many top leaders & celebrities are being selected through this process.
They have broken all the rules and pioneered the game in the world.The final Six have been selected thanks to the way they’ve seriously shaken things up, now all you have to do is vote for your winner.