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‘Summer Panache!’ is the theme for Apparel May 2017 issue. Event Preview’ section covers a preview of the ‘Textiles India’ event. The CMAI IVY League is a report on the 15th CMAI IVY League Meeting. The ‘CMAI Capsule’ consists of important news from the CMAI. In the ‘Industry Insights’ segment, we highlight the woes of the Chikankari workers. In the ‘Trend Talk’ segment, we explore what S/ S 2017 has in store for fashion enthusiasts, we also explore trendy wardrobe staples. In the ‘Brand Profile’ section, we converse with Mr Ajoy Chawla of Titan, to get insights into the brand ‘Taneira’. In the ‘Fabric Speak’ section, we explore Chanderi as a fabric fit for summer. In the ‘Going Green’ section, we study the ethical path adopted by brands to ‘Go Green’. In the ‘Feature’ section, we delve into the revival of the art of Himroo weaving. In the ‘Designer Spotlight’ section, we converse with Manali Jagtap on bridal couture. In the ‘Fashion Speak’ section, we report on the Amazon India Fashion 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,  an update on a new store opening, and 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...