Lahore-Pakistan institute of fashion and design is the first and only institute from Pakistan that has been awarded full membership of Cumulus, the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art and Design. The membership was awarded in the conference held at Nottingham, UK in April, 2016. It is the only global association to serve art and design education and research. This would help to create an Academic Forum for advancement of Higher Education and Research in Art, Design and Media. Ministry of Commerce has extended its support in collaboration and creating linkages with international organizations/Associations.

Mrs. Umber Zahid, Associate Professor, Textile Design Department and Mr. FaseehSaleem, Assistant Professor ,Textile Design Department  have presented their work in the Conference themed ‘Open Design for E-very-thing’ hosted by Hong Kong Design Institute in Hong Kong from 21st till 24th November, 2016.

Their work got selected under the category of ‘Open Design for Experiment’.

The concept of Open Design could be traced back to the open-source software movement, but is implemented for the development of physical products rather than software.