Rachna Imam has been a part of the Fashion industry for more than 16 years. A graduate from NIFT Delhi, she was the Head of Sales and Marketing with Tarun Tahiliani. She has been a faculty with Institute of Apparel Management, Ministry of Textiles. She was the Course Leader for PG, PR and Events Management at Pearl Academy.
Her areas of specialization are Fashion forecasting, fashion product development, portfolio design and presentation, fashion blogging, fashion illustration and sketching, conceptualizing executing and styling the fashion collection, creative fashion presentation, planning a fashion show.
She previously worked with Tarun Tahiliani Design Pvt Ltd. as Head Sales and Marketing where she was responsible for the sales and marketing of the Brand Tarun Tahiliani pan India. She successfully conducted events and promotions to introduce these brands in new locations including participation in international fairs such as Tranoi, Paris and Coterie, USA. In her early career, she has worked with Intercraft and Louis Feraud as a designer. She has also been a faculty with Institute of Apparel Management, Ministry of Textiles and Pearl Academy.
She worked closely with designer Anju Modi and Panchachuli weavers of Kumaon to promote skill development for the foundation.
Apart from being an educator and designer, she is also an active consultant to an NGO, S-ILF Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation (NIPPON of Japan), working for the upliftment of the lepers.
Presented papers in IFFTI (International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes) in 2012- Jaipur 2013- L.A (USA), selected for 2015 conference held in Italy.
Presented a paper in the 88th International Textile Conference in Malaysia in 2012
Presented a paper in the Design History Conference organized by NID (Ahmedabad) in 2013
Poster presented at the Higher Education Conference in FICCI in 2013