Rahul Verma is a Digital Fashion Design Consultant, and Founder of NOFORM, a Digital Fashion Lab, based in Bengaluru, India. He received B.A. in Fashion Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi in 2008, and an M.A. in Fashion Design Technology Womenswear from the London College of Fashion in 2012. In his career thus far, Rahul has worked as a Designer, Technical Illustrator, Professor of Fashion, and 3D Design Consultant. His current area of research and study is the use of digital and 3D technology in textiles & fashion to design smartly and sustainably.
The gap between the digital skills the fashion industry wants to hire and what's actually being taught to students is widening. But where does the responsibility of hiring, training, and educating the next generation fall?