The Resource Centres (RCs) showcase regional costumes of India and other countries. All RCs have representative collections of costumes of all the states of India. The repertoire includes traditional and contemporary, stitched and unstitched, embroidered and plain clothing of all strata of the society.
Select graduation collections of the students are documented and inventoried in all RCs. Creations of NIFT alumni, now designers of international repute, such as, Gitanjali Kashayp, J.J. Valaya, Manish Arora, Namrata Joshipura, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and many others can be viewed in the respective Resource Centres. An Online design repository of NIFT students works is being developed on the platform of e-Granthalaya.
Creations of leading Indian designers such as Ritu Kumar, Hemant Trivedi, Rohit Bal, Suneet Verma, and several others are also showcased at NIFT Delhi.
International collections in NIFT Delhi RC include costumes of various countries sourced in the past.. Samples from eminent international fashion houses such as YSL, Chanel, Armani, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and many others are also used as teaching aid.
The Textiles collections in the Resource Centres have fully documented and methodically arranged collections of fabric swatches and pieces used for teaching purpose. Swatches are categorized according to fabrics or regions for display. Fabric samples received from various trend services and export houses are also displayed for academic reference.
Fashion Accessories & Lifestyle products
All the Resource Centres have collections of fashion accessories including jewellery, footwear, headwear and other items of adornment. Other lifestyle products such as home, retail and office accessories, hand crafted accessories, etc. are also included in the collections of RCs.