Chairman’s Message

Dear Industry Colleagues,

These are transformative times for the business of fashion. Consumer behaviours, digitalisation, discounting impact, supply chain snags and sustainability demands are challenging us. The larger ecosystem has started terming the fashion business as “difficult”, whereas it was seen a couple of decades back as an area of immense opportunity delivering secular growth.

It is time we rethink, reimagine and remodel our industry and become a great force again. It’s time to shake off what-has-been and give life to the next Golden Age of Fashion Creation.

India Fashion Forum is the perfect destination to kick-start the necessary transformation. Over the 23 years since its birth, IFF has become a movement, a cause. It is a compelling calendar must-do for the whole industry. You need look no further than the most recent edition of IFF in 2023. Over 700 brands, 200+ speakers, 1000+ delegates and every single conference session houseful. Never before had I seen queues such as these for a business conference! IFF simply restated its identity as the country’s most powerful, compelling ideas destination for fashion businesses.

As Chair of India Fashion Forum’s 23rd edition on the 21st and 22nd of February next year, I am passionate about driving the elevation of the business of fashion in India to greatness. Join me on 21-22 February at the Conrad Bengaluru for India Fashion Forum 2024. We can make the Fashion Business Great Again.



Shailesh Chaturvedi
Chairman, India Fashion Forum 2024
MD & CEO, Arvind Fashions Ltd