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Apparel

Apparel

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The Apparel September2017 issue is enlightening and holistically covers various aspects of the online-offline trade, along with talking about the latest trends to look for during the festive season and also sums up the developments taking place in the industry at present. Introduced with the theme of ‘FESTIVE GLORY’, this issue under the ‘CMAI APPAREL INDEX’ segment covers a report on CMAI’s APPAREL INDEX for the First Quarter (April-June FY 2017-18). The ’CMAI CAPSULE’ segment covers a detailed report on the latest news from the industry and glimpses of CMAI’S initiatives for the value chain. The ‘Industry Insights’ segment explores the progress story of women's ethnic wear market in India. The ‘Retail Trends’ section explores the online fashion stores and their impact on brick and mortar stores, while the ‘E-Space News’ section analysed the present and future of online apparel logistic hubs in India. A narrative on the design journey of brand Upasana by accepting its sustainable ways adapted by the brand has been told under the ‘Feature’ segment. The ‘Designer Spotlight’ section has an interview with the colourful designer Karishma Shahani Khan. The ‘Fashion Speak’ section explored the trends showcased at the FDCI India Couture Week 2017. The ‘Regulars’ segment of this month’s issue includes a brief yet complete round-up of important news and events in the apparel world, a look at what’s trending, news of the brands in vogue, the brand and designer stores that has recently opened their doors in India, and the forthcoming events in the world of apparel.

The Indian apparel, garments and textiles industry is a dynamic one. With the industry generating the second highest employment after agriculture in our country, it is no doubt that the trade is one of the people, by the people and for the people. Apparel, the monthly official trade magazine of the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI)—one of the largest apparel and garments bodies in the country—gives you the latest news and events specific to this industry, while delving deeper into issues plaguing it, new technologies adopted and the people who make things happen. The magazine regularly carries articles by industry experts, interviews with the who’s who of the industry, many of whom are members of the CMAI, and features upcoming and established brands and their latest collections. Apparel also exclusively covers any event hosted, organised or supported by the CMAI, including the bi-annual National Garment Fair, which is one of the largest apparel trade fairs in the sub-continent...