This was a no ordinary week at Whistling Woods International (WWI), as Asia’s premier Film, Communication and Creative Arts institute hosted back-to-back masterclasses on the fashion and retail industry. These exclusive sessions, which were part of the Career Week, served as the ideal showcase of the industry and saw both local and international industry veterans share their combined wisdom and experience with the enthralled students.
The first masterclass featured an interactive Q&A session with a panel of designers and brand managers from leading names of the nation’s fashion retail industry. Comprised of Mr. Raj Nagaonkar - Head of Design, Men's Wear at Shoppers Stop; Ms. Sanghamitra Samaddar - Ex-Brand Manager, Pantaloons Fashion & Retail, Shoppers Stop, and Reliance Trends; Ms. Archana Panda, Business Head at Shoppers Stop, and Ms. Madhumita Datta, Chief Design at Future Retail India, the experts detailed the inner workings of the sector to the eager students. Among the key topics discussed, were efforts towards environmental sustainability, the importance of understanding both the business and design aspects of fashion, and industry expectations for freshers and interns.
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