Partners 2018

India Fashion Forum- 2017

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Inorbit Malls, a group company of the K. Raheja Corp, was initiated with an objective to not just create physical structures but also to influence lifestyles. Inorbit Malls, committed to setting benchmarks in retailing in India, provides an excellent shopping experience for customers. Inorbit Malls combine the knowledge of the Indian consumer and a changing Indian market scenario in locating, designing, planning, and managing retail environments.

Inorbit Malls began their journey by opening its first mall at Malad to the public in early 2004, in Mumbai. Since then, Inorbit has repeated its success with world class malls in Vashi – Navi Mumbai, Cyberabad – Hyderabad, Whitefield – Bangalore & Gorga Road – Vadodara. The malls have universal class and appeal and seek to provide a one-stop destination for fashion, lifestyle, food, and entertainment leading to an international experience. Inorbit Malls have won more than 70+ awards since inception including India’s Most Trusted Mall by Brand Trust Report 2014 and have been recognized in various national & international forums like IMAGES, Asia Pacific Shopping Centre Awards, ICSC, Asia Consumer Engagement Forum, EFFIEs and ABBYs for their commitment in establishing community connect.


Infiniti Mall is a chain of shopping malls in India and is a premiere destination for shopping, entertainment and food. It is a subsidiary of K. Raheja Constructions, which has been in the business of construction and property development since 1956. The first Infiniti Mall opened in 2004, in Andheri (Mumbai) followed by their second property in Malad (Mumbai) in May 2011. Infiniti Mall (Andheri) is located at Oshiwara Link Road in Andheri (West) and is spread across 3,10,000 square feet with 65 stores, a six-screen multiplex (PVR Icon), food court, family entertainment center and restaurants besides shopping. Infiniti Mall (Malad) is located on New Link Road in Malad (West) and is one of the biggest malls in Mumbai. It is spread across 12,00,000 square feet with more than 180 shopping brands, multiplex, 36 food outlets and an FEC spread over 60,000 square feet area under the name Fun city. Rides like Astro Express, the only indoor 360° roller coaster in the country, Techno Pop, Play Maze, Drop Tower etc are some of the other Italian designed rides and Arcade games.

Since its inception, the mall has won several prestigious awards like IFFA for best success story Mall+Retailer Collaboration 2018, IMAGES’ ‘Most Admired Shopping Centre Launch of the year: West 2017’, CMO Asia’s 6th BRAND SLAM Award for Marketing Excellence 2017, CMO Asia’s Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year – Marketing & Consumer Promotions 2017, ET Retail’s ‘Retail Destination of the Year’, IMAGES’ ‘Most Admired Shopping Centre Launch of the year: West 2016′, CMO Asia’s Most Admired Shopping Centre of the Year 2016, Global Property Awards – Best Emerging Project of the Year 2016, Accommodation Times’ ‘Mall of the Year’ award for excellence in Real Estate – 2011, ET NOW’s ‘Retailer of the Year – Real Estate’ in 2012, CNBC Awaaz’s award for ‘The Best Retail Mall in Mumbai Metropolitan Region of the Year 2012’, amongst others.

Select Citywalk

Situated in the heart of South Delhi, Select CITYWALK is undoubtedly the country’s Most Admired Shopping Center. Select CITYWALK comprises of a gorgeous shopping podium, serviced apartments, Cinemas, Health Club, Destination Restaurants, Cafes, Bar and is home to some of the best brands from across the world including Kate Spade, Massimo Dutti, Dior, H&M, Zara, Sephora, Gap, Scotch & Soda, Aeropostale, Bobbi Brown, Burberry, MAC, Thomas Pink, Mango, Dune, Asics and many more.

This unparalleled shopping and entertainment destination is the hub of international shopping, out of the box events, unique advertising, promotional events and unmatched hospitality.

Select Citywalk

Backed by the mall design and development credentials of the Brigade Group, Orion Mall at Brigade Gateway has the ability to attract top tier International and Indian retail brands. With multiple awards to its credit spanning the entire gamut of mall operations, Orion Mall at Brigade Gateway has carved a niche for itself as a premium player with strong franchise value. Our malls have become an essential part of the community’s social fabric. Brigade Group’s strategy is to develop and operate superior retail destinations across major cities and fast growing towns by integrating fashion, food, leisure and entertainment; and with its excellent mall marketing, world-class operations and unique features to better connect retailers with consumers.

Select Citywalk

Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd is a subsidiary of Arvind Ltd which is India’s largest integrated textile player and is one of the oldest and most respected groups in the Textile Business in India. Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd has been a pioneer in bringing international brands to India and first brought Arrow to India in the year 1993.
Arvind Lifestyle Brand Ltd has licensing relationships with many international brands including Arrow, US Polo Association, Aeropostale, Sephora, GAP, The Children’s Place, Gant, Nautica, Ed Hardy, Elle, Cherokee and Hanes. Arvind has a large portfolio of own brands including Flying Machine, True Blue, Excalibur, Newport, Ruggers, Anahi, Bronze, Karigar and Donuts. The company also runs India’s largest premium value retail chain, Unlimited.
Arvind’s pursuit of multi-brand, multi-price point and multichannel strategy over the last 5 years has paid rich dividend and has grown the business at a CAGR of 25%. Arvind is the only company in the fashion industry which has presence from Value to Bridge to Luxury Segments.
Arvind is targeting revenues of `9000 crores from its brands & retail businesses in the next 5 years by strongly leveraging its strengths in production, marketing and distribution. This would come from growing the business organically at a CAGR of 25%.

The company also has one of the strongest distribution networks in Indian apparel sector with over 1.6 million square feet of retail space available pan-India to its brands across over 1,300 retail stores spread over 180 towns.

Online Partner


Myntra is India’s leading platform for fashion brands and pioneer in m-commerce play. Myntra has partnered with over 2000 leading fashion and lifestyle brands in the country such as Nike, adidas, Puma, Levis, Wrangler, Arrow, Jealous 21, Diesel, CAT, Harley Davidson, Ferrari, Timberland, US Polo, FabIndia, Biba and many more to offer a wide range in latest branded fashion and lifestyle wear. Myntra services over 19,000 pin codes across the country. With the largest in-season product catalogue, 100% authentic products, Cash on Delivery and 30-day Exchange/Return policy, Myntra is today the preferred shopping destination in India


Deal Jeans

Incepted in the year 2000, Deal Jeans revolutionized the denim industry in India with its concept of “Designer Denims”. Bringing the season’s in-trend fashion, Deal caters to the women who are mainly fashion seekers with a lot of style, attitude & flair. Deal fulfills the instinctive desire of women to be comfortable while maintaining the confidence that comes with looking her very best.

Footwear Partner


Bata has held a unique place in the hearts of Indians for more than 85 years. Probably the only footwear brand that offers footwear and accessories for the entire family,Bata has redefined the modern footwear industry in India. It has established a leadership position in the industry and is the most trusted name in branded footwear. It sells 50 million pairs of footwear every year and serves to over 120,000 customers almost every day.

Bata India is the largest footwear retailer in India, offering footwear, accessories and bags across brands like Bata, Hush Puppies, Naturalizer, Power, Marie Claire, Weinbrenner, North Star, Scholl, Bata Comfit and Bubblegummers to name a few. It retails in over 1,290 Bata stores, on and in thousands of multi-brand footwear dealer stores pan-India.

Luxury Insight Partner

Istituto Marangoni

Established in1935 Istituto Marangoni has been building on Giulio Marangoni’s values, providing the fashion industry with highly skilled professionals who respond to industry needs. Istituto Marangoni praises itself for the education of four generations of students from 5 continents and for having launched over 45,000 professionals in fashion and luxury field.

Alumni include names such as Domenico Dolce (Dolce and Gabbana), Franco Moschino, Rahul Mishra, Alessandra Facchinetti (Creative Director – Valentino), Julie de Libran (Sonia Rykiel), Alessandro Sartori (Berluti), Rodolfo Paglialunga (Jil Sander) and Andrea Pompilio (Canali).

Istituto Marangoni now has campuses in Milan, London, Paris, Firenze, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Mumbai and Miami.

With the combination of creative problem solving, design tradition, craftsmanship, innovation, creativity, research and development, exposure to history, art and culture and meticulous attention to detail, graduates are able to appreciate the meaning of the ‘Italianness’ in ‘Made in Italy’. Students have exposure to brands in terms of industry projects, workshops and specialist knowledge they are exposed to through the various activities. Istituto Marangoni Mumbai faculty consists of full time staff from the European Schools but also regular ‘flying tutors’ who come to deliver specialist units on the programme from Milan, Paris and London. Alumni who bring their local luxury industry expertise complement the team.

Our campus is located in the beautiful Ceejay House in Worli with a 270-degree view of the ocean with an all-Italian décor.

Consumer Intelligence Partner

Istituto Marangoni

Stylumia is founded by experienced fashion brand and retail professionals and cutting edge world renowned data scientists. Fashion business is one of the most challenging ones in taking decisions in what to spot, what to buy, where to send and whom to send. We at Stylumia help fashion brands and retailers of all sizes with simple intuitive tools which use machine learning and computer vision to provide consumer driven insights on
a. Real time fashion trends and block busters
b. Visual business intelligence for your own data
c. Innovative tools to predict consumer attention
In effect, using cutting edge neuroscience and artificial intelligence, we help you spot the buy button in your consumer brain. This helps you improve sales, profitability and reduce inventory and working capital. Stay ahead of the market and be relevant always.

Session Partner


Arvind Internet (AI) is India’s largest omnichannel enablement company built by retail practitioners and industry insiders who understand the complexities of omnichannel retail transformations–both technological and operational. We power the omnichannel roadmap of 40+ global brands covering a network of 1800+ stores.

Having worked with heterogeneous brands and retail technology architectures, our omnichannel platform is built for plug-and-play deployment with out of the box integrations with leading ERPs, point-of-sale systems, payment gateways, logistics partners, loyalty programs, etc. We power integrated omnichannel journeys via our web interfaces and native app interfaces.

Our team of dedicated engineers have built our SaaS platform in-house to solve the needs of modern retail from a practitioners point of view and thus the platform requires very little customization to be deployed for most brands & retailers. We also have a team of 100+ retail practitioners across different fucntions such as retail operations, training, CRM, store support, supply chain management, analytics and merchandising operations to deliver end-to-end omnichannel journeys to our brand partners for their customers.

Our ROI-driven approach delivers upto 8% incremental uplift for our partners in a matter of months.

We are backed by Arvind Ltd., one of India’s most respected fashion conglomerates.

Istituto Marangoni

Masterclass Partner



THE WOOLMARK COMPANY : The Woolmark Company is the global authority on wool. It promotes Australian Merino Wool as the ultimate natural fibre and premier ingredient in luxury apparel. The Woolmark logo is one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands, providing assurance of the highest quality, while representing pioneering excellence and innovation from the farm to the finished product. The Woolmark Company will showcase new trends in Sports and Fashion this year at India Fashion Forum, through The Wool Lab and Merino Innovations.


For 30 years Michael Yacobian has worked with the world’s finest retailers to transform traditional Selling Environments into Buying Environments.

Buying Environment Behaviors are exclusive to Top-Line Solutions and a YACOBIAN hallmark. Each brand interaction is designed to stimulate the Natural Emotion to Buy of today’s Omni Shopper…resulting in more and larger transactions.

This transformational approach and content is easy to understand, internalize and apply in all retail channels, Brick & mortar, Online and Mobile.


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RaysilTM is 100% natural viscose filament yarns from Grasim Industries Limited (Unit: Indian Rayon), an Aditya Birla Group company. The leading VFY producer and No.1 VFY exporter of India, Raysil creates the best of georgettes, crepes, chiffons, and other rich fabrics owing to its inherent qualities of fall, feel, colour vibrancy and lustre. It has the sheen of silk, yet is super comfortable. Truly, it is Elegance by Nature.

Cheer Partner

Istituto Marangoni

Charity Of Chaoice


Once again it’s time to reflect on the last six years of our journey at TRRAIN with the sole objective of “Empowering people in retail”. Today TRRAIN is a national organization getting recognition and appreciation globally with its many impactful programs launched and scaled during the last 6 years. I am proud that the board members, donors, patrons, retail fraternity, my colleagues and the society have come together to nurture this small enterprise with a big vision.
Retail industry is full of stories, hopes of millions of retail employees, aspirations of retailers & the fear of failure, but one thing we have seen in common is the desire to serve the customers and deliver the best. So while we started by focusing on critical issues, we addressed these through initiatives that would not just recognize and reward those who belonged to the retail industry, but also in still a feeling of pride and self- worth. We created programs such as Pankh, which has now opened a whole new world of opportunities for over 6500 Persons with Disabilities (PwD’s) in India. New donors and recruiters always encourage us in this program and we are confident that “Pankh” will soar new heights, true to its byline “Wings of Destiny”.
Retail Employees’ Day, on the 12th of December was started to recognize and thank the retail employees; however, it has now become a global phenomenon with more than 5 million employees celebrating in India,Turkey and UAE. From an initial 30 odd companies in 2011, we now have 750+ brands & 80+ malls celebrating this day in India & many more around the world. This year our association with Paytm was also a high point. The impact is now crossing boundaries and has started impacting the value chain of retail. Our dream of the world celebrating Retail Employees’ Day does not look far-fetched.
The retail skilling program has skilled 35000 + youth in various retail companies. From one off programs,we have now started delivering yearlong programs in partnership with retailers. In the coming year, we intend to focus on sustaining these initiatives & scale them up through the digital medium.
With all our initiatives, having been scaled, we have now embarked on the next big initiative.
We have launched TRRAIN Circle- Friend Ho Toh Aisa, a B2B2C membership based exclusive network that works towards making the lives of the retail community & the lives of the retail associates simpler, better and more rewarding.
Our dream is that an associate gets more for same or same for less, whether he is buying products/services, consuming leisure time or is seeking knowledge, skills & professional growth for himself & his family or wants to enhance his life by getting affordable housing etc.
TRRAIN & its various activities combined with the might of the retail industry can play a major role in the nation building exercise.
Join us in making retail a better and happy place.

International Network Partner

Istituto Marangoni

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