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The February 2017 issue of Apparel magazine, which is the Fair issue, is based on the theme ‘Evolving Trends’. Under the segment ‘Fair Update’ segment, we cover the Draw of Lots event for the 64th NGF. Under the ‘CMAI Event’ segment, we cover a report on the informative seminar held by CMAI in Mumbai recently. Under the segment ‘Industry Insights’, we cover the trials and travails of Banarasi weavers. In the khadi article, we examine khadi and the various facets of the industry around it. In the demonetisation article, we explore the impact of demonetisation on the big fat Indian wedding. We weave together the experimental world of yarns in the ‘Yarn’ing experimentation article. We explore the winter wonderland that is new-age winter wear for kids. We take a look at the world of borrowed luxury clothing. In this segment, we study the arrival and evolution of denims in the Indian market. Under the ‘Trend Talk’ segment, we take a look at the latest trends gripping the Industry. In the same segment, we also track the new fashion trends that have kick-started 2017. In ‘Trend Talk’, we also study the Spring/Summer 2017 global trends in fashion. In the ‘E-Space News’ segment, we decode the mobile app start-up that has reinvented bespoke tailoring.

The ‘Regulars’ segment of this month’s issue includes a brief yet complete round-up of important news and events in the apparel world, an update on a new store opening, a look at what’s trending and forthcoming events in the world of apparel.

All in all, the February 2017 issue of Apparel is a very interesting read and will surely enthuse the readers for the year ahead.

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...