Let us all welcome 2020 and hope that it concludes as a defi ning year in fashion retailing in India. I would like to wish you all a very happy new year and I sincerely hope that this year turns out to be prosperous both for you and your businesses. I would also take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you all for supporting our cause over all these years and sincerely look forward for your continued backing in the future.
December was a very busy month for all of us at IMAGES Business of Fashion, but it gives me immense pleasure to let you all know that, with everyone’s support and contribution, the 20th Edition of the India Fashion Forum turned out to be one of the biggest in its history. I congratulate all the participants, the winners of IFA and thank all those who have been associated with it and made it possible. For those who missed the event, IMAGES BoF will bring you a detailed report on all the key sessions and deliberations over the next fewissues.
Also, per tradition, we are pleased to start the new year with a bigger and better edition of the annual Brands of India Special Issue of IMAGES BoF. As always, we have concentrated all our eff orts in bringing before you some of the biggest stalwarts of the fashion industry in India — both homegrown and from across the world, as well as a few young and rising stars. As a key part of our mission to catalyze the fashion retailbusiness in India, the Brands in India Special issue seeks to aid retailers with a survey that catalogues fashion brands, their collections aswell as current status in the markets.
As we elucidate upon the brand identities and consumer cores that satisfy to help Indian fashion retailers build a highly profi table business around them, we sincerely hope that these success stories work towards inspiring the next generation of brands and leaders in the Indian fashion sphere. Given a chance, I would strongly recommend that you, dear reader, go through the issue with a pen in hand, quickly marking the insights that are of actionable value and ideas that are eminently replicable or inspiring.
Wishing you a very successful year ahead, Cheers!!