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'Fashion Beyond Borders' theme of the IFFTI 2012

Dec '11
Come March 2012, India will see celebrated designers, style gurus and fashion educators from across the globe converge in the vibrant city of Jaipur, Rajasthan under the auspicies of the 14th Annual Conference of International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI).

IFFTI which is a leading international forum for the fashion industry that has metamorphised into a significant gathering of industry shapers, begins on March 17, 2012. Pearl Academy of Fashion is proud host of the five day event in India.

The theme of the IFFTI 2012 conference is 'Fashion Beyond Borders' and addresses issues such as multicultural identities, virtual connections, commercial opportunities and educational responses amongst others.

The conference is scheduled to include prominent names from the fashion sector including Yohji Yamamoto, Romeo Gigli, Simon Lock, Jeffry Aronsson, Rajeev Sethi, Manish Arora, Ram, Sareen, Christopher Sanderson –drawn from all corners of the world to share their thoughts and vision on the business of fashion.

Think tanks in Design, Technology and Business of fashion from 40 member institutions of IFFTI representing 19 countries, along with large enterprises and institutes from India, will converge to discuss issues and opportunities pertaining to the vibrant and rapidly evolving sector.

Dr. Satoshi Onuma, Chairperson, IFFTI said “The first decade of the new millennium has exhibited interesting and significant trends. The idea of fashion has struck a universal chord with multiple fashion weeks occurring across continents.

Despite these global market trends, Fashion and Design haven't quite evolved as mainstream career options in India. The fashion and design excellence being brought into India through IFFTI will place India on the global platform of fashion education and change mindsets significantly.”

Dr. A.K.G. Nair, Group Director, Pearl Academy of Fashion said “It's indeed a great honor to host the prestigious 14th Annual IFFTI Conference. The IFFTI 2012 conference will have industry representatives from all parts of the globe, ensuring a cross-border exchange of fashion ideas and trends, thereby enriching all stakeholders. "

"Cognizant of the global interests of Indian fashion designers and manufacturers, the IFFTI 2012 conference provides an unique opportunity for our talents to show the world what India has to offer.”

Since its inception fourteen years ago, IFFTI has grown into the most comprehensive and prestigious international organization representing leading fashion higher education institutions in the areas of design, technology and business. The foundation presently comprises 35 members from 19 countries.

Institutes of learning dedicated to the promotion of Fashion Education are growing in number in all parts of the world. Some of them have acquired name and fame chiefly on account of their commitment and dedication to the cause of the fashion industry. They have developed their own ethos focusing or concentrating upon one or more of the three broad streams of interest vital for the development of the industry.

Pearl Academy of Fashion was founded in 1993. It is a leading fashion and design education institute in India. Graduates of the Academy are highly sought after in the fashion and design industry, and a number of PAF alumni are in key positions at leading design houses and fashion companies worldwide.

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