At Kochi, Kerala, India

A creative platform to share your passion in the realm of fashion, initiate growth talks and to develop an ecosystem for the sustainable development of fashion.
India Fashion Summit, is premier business conference for the fashion industry, provides 360-degree views of issues impacting the fashion industry. The Summit topics will cover strategies that can enhance competitiveness of the fashion business, as well as other business issues needed to sustain growth of the fashion industry in line with the emergence of new consumer trends and behavior.


In association with Kerala Tourism along with industry bodies to provide an ecosystem for the sustainable development of fashion. Its primary objective is to bring together various fashion stake holders under one roof and will eventually act as an Eco system for the effective policy making, sustainable development, platform for the budding talents.
• To Tackle the challenges faced by today’s fashion industry
• For Building a well-connected and co-operative fashion network for tomorrow.
• To Expose the budding talents in the field of fashion.
• To Create a mentor platform for the budding talents

Our Speakers

Speakers include India's top fashion designers and leading Fashion editors, on and offline retail heads, and other industry leaders form part of the prestigious panel at the Summit. Along with a host of other fashion insiders, these speakers and panel leaders will generate insightful discussions centering on the Summit’s theme.

2017 Speakers

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2016 Speakers

Sabyasachi Mukherjee


Sabyasachi Mukherjee is an Indian fashion designer from Kolkata. Since 1999, he has sold designer merchandise using the label 'Sabyasachi'. Mukherjee is one of the Associate Designer Members of Fashion Design Council of India and the youngest board member of the National Museum of Indian Cinema

Manish Malhotra


Manish Malhotra is one of India's most successful fashion designers. Malhotra has designed for many leading actresses in Bollywood. He is known in the Indian film industry for his different style and his ability to envision a 'look' for the character.

Rahul Mishra


Rahul Mishra is known for his contribution to Indian handlooms, is continuously working on empowering and employing Indian Craft Community through his sustainable design interventions. The brands philosophy revolves around integrating the rich heritage of Indian craft with the constantly varying pulse of global fashion.

Narendra Kumar

Creative Head, Amazon Fashion

Narendra Kumar’s tryst with fashion began in 1990 after graduating from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in New Delhi. After graduating from NIFT, he honed his skills and designed with Ensemble, Rohit Khosla and Tarun Tahiliani.

Vinod Nair

Ex-Fashion Editor, Hindustan Times, Times of India

Stepping into fashion was pre-meditated for Vinod Nair. Hailing from a small town in Kerala, where men wore dhotis like mini skirts, most women smelt like drums of coconut oil, he thought the only way to size up pretty girls and still not get hit by their stilettos was by writing about them. So he started that in 1991 when fashion was still small here. Writing, of course, was incidental. In 2004, Vinod Nair was awarded “Best Fashion Journalist” at the first fashion awards in the country, F-Awards. Fashion has gone a long way since then… but he still stands where he started…

Neena Haridas

Editor in Chief, L'officiel Magazine

Neena Haridas is an Indian journalist known for being the Editor of the Indian edition of the international beauty and fashion magazine Marie Claire from 2010 to 2013. Before becoming the editor in 2010, she worked at Maxposure Media, Andpersand lifestyle magazine, Estetica beauty magazine, and conceptualised and edited an in-flight magazine called Spice Route. Before that, she worked at Business Standard, The Pioneer, The Telegraph and HT City, and she also worked as a features editor at News X Channel.

Gautam Kotamraju

Creative Head- Private Brands. Amazon

Gautam Kotamraju is the Creative Head of Private Brands at Online Retail Giant Amazon. He previously worked at and rose through the ranks starting as a Private Brands Head, and becoming SVP of new initiatives. During his stint as the VP for Fashion Brands at, he created what can be termed as the most successful private brands business of any retailer in the history of Indian retail, at a speed that can't be easily replicated. Using design to differentiate and create brands was the key to his success.

Pernia Qureshi

Founder, Pernia's Pop Up Shop

Pernia Qureshi is one of India’s leading style icons & fashion entrepreneurs. A stylist with Harper’s Bazaar, Elle & Conde Nast in New York & New Delhi, Pernia also ventured into designing costumes for Bollywood, namely the film ‘Aisha’. She created & launched Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop, India’s first true fashion website that showcases over a 100 designers, and has a global reach.

Beena Kannan

CEO & Lead Designer - Seematti

Beena Kannan is an Indian sari designer. After university, she joined the family textile retailing business 'Seematti' in 1980. She became one of the most noticed wedding silk sari designers in south India. Her unique contribution appears to be her efforts to retain the pride of place for saris even in the face of onslaught from Western and North Indian fashions.

Prasad Bidapa

Fashion consultant, Choreographer

Prasad Bidappa is a Bangalore based fashion stylist and choreographer for various fashion shows. He is known to be a fashion consultant, choreographer, image consultant and stylist. He is reputed to have a gift for spotting talent and he has picked and groomed top models who have gone on to make it big in the fashion industry and even in movies. Lara Dutta, Anushka Sharma and Khan Junaid were some of his finds.

Jaspreet Chandok

VP and Head Fashion, IMG Reliance

Shantanu & Nikhil


Shantanu & Nikhil is a designer duo whose works have been adorned by the best of the best­ from Amithabh Bachan to Serena Williams. The brother duo refers to their achievement as an excellence in the best of both worlds­ “arts and commerce”. With an interest in designs that go beyond Haute Couture, the label has grown to include bridge brands called Shantanu & Nikhil Drapes and Shantanu & Nikhil Co. The brand caters to those who dream to wear the perfect blend of contemporary with vintage. Their signature designs are Demi­Couture Gowns, Contemporary Lehengas, Concept Anarkalis, Saree Gowns, Draped Kurtas, Indo­Chic Jackets and designs that can be summed up as the seamless integration of the Indian tradition and western expression.

Sreejith Jeevan


Sreejith Jeevan launched RAUKA brand, a textile graduate from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and the Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, who witnesses no boundaries in his quest for perfection. Sreejith, now works from his studio in Kochi, creating a timeless style that derives from the essence of people. He loves to dress, and the brand is his love potion. And he’s sharing!

When And Where

At Kochi, Kerala, India

2016 Sponsors

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Platinum Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

  • Hospitality Partner

  • Airline Partner

  • Holiday Partner

  • Event Partner

  • Outdoor Partner

  • Telecom Partner

Who Should Attend

Fashion Designers

Fashion Entrepreneurs

Marketing Heads of Fashion Brands

Fashion Journalists & Bloggers

Fashion Stylists & Makeup Artists

Fashion Students and Faculties

Visual Merchandisers of Fashion outlets

Fashion Retailers

Fashion connoisseur and consultants


Early bird offer get tickets to IFS 2017 for Rs 2500 (later on Rs 4500). For students Rs. 1500

Fashion and splendor – The God’s own country

India Fashion Summit is only few days away and Kochi is all ready to play host to one of Asia’s most premiere fashion contests. The contest will show case teams of fashion students from all over India, Dubai and South-East Asia. Kerala has always been a box of surprises for tourists who are enchanted by her beaches and mountains at the same time. So in case you are wondering how to make your trip more interesting, we bring to you a list of wonderful places you could blow in on this August - apart from IFS of course!

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