Vandana Bhandari

Vandana Bhandari has a wide and varied experience in the teaching, research and documentation of Fashion and Textiles. She has taught graduate and post-graduate students for over 25 years. Her expertise lies in the area of Draping, Fashion Forecasting and Craft Studies, Traditional Indian Textiles and Costumes. Dr. Bhandari has a Master’s Degree in Textiles and Clothing. The subject of her PhD was ‘Women’s Costume in Thar Desert’. She has studied the traditions and lifestyle of the people of Rajasthan, and has an intimate knowledge of the subject. Extensively published in journals and magazines, Dr. Bhandari has authored and compiled books on Fashion and Textiles. Her works include:  Celebrating Dreams: Weddings in India (1998), Textiles and Crafts of India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur (1998), the NIFT Millennium Document titled Evolving Trends in Fashion and Costume, Textiles and Jewellery of India: Traditions in Rajasthan. She has contributed articles on fashion to international encyclopaedias and books, and is involved in working with Indian crafts. She is currently a Professor in the Fashion and Textiles Department at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi.