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The theme of the Apparel January 2017 issue is ‘Fresh Hope for Fashion’ and the issue stands true to this theme. The Curtain Raiser to the 64th National Garment Fair gives a preview to the NGF which is to be held on Jan 30-31, 2017. The ‘Report’ segment covers the TAI Conference held in Mumbai. The ‘Industry Insights’ segment looks at the past, present and future of the dyeing industry in India; this segment also looks at the expectations of the Industry from the Union Budget. This segment studies the impact of celebrities venturing into the apparel brands arena. The ‘Designer Spotlight’ segment profiles two versatile designers, Poonam Thakre and Sanjukta Roy respectively. The ‘Fashion Speak’ segment covers bridal trends – the old and new and high fashion menswear. 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 January 2017 issue of Apparel is sure to keep the readers completely engrossed.

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...