Dr. Vandana Bhandari


Dr. Vandana Bhandari has a varied experience in teaching, researching and documenting on Fashion and Textiles. She has taught graduate and post-graduate students for 30 years. Her expertise lies in the area of Traditional Indian Textiles and Costumes, Craft Studies, Draping and
Fashion Forecasting. She has studied the traditions and lifestyles 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, specially languishing crafts. Currently, she is Dean of Academics of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi.