As the festive and winter season continues, with sustainable fashion emerging as the star of the day, the November 2018 issue of Apparel brings you the latest trends in the world of apparel, with the issue being aptly themed ‘A Bright Future Ahead’.
Under the ‘CMAI’s Apparel Index’ segment, we give you a recap of the performance of brands as per CMAI’s Index for Q2 and FY 2018-2019. In the ‘Features’ section, we profile the new age brands and designers who are taking the sustainable route to fashion, and decode the millennials’ influence on the global fashion trends and collections, while also taking a look at the rise of the pop-up shop. Under ‘E-Space News’, we analyse the e-commerce boom and its significance for apparel, and in the ‘Fibre Speak’ segment, we explore the innovative, sustainable concept of self-healing fabrics derived from squid genes. The ‘Science Plus’ section takes a look at climate change and how the fashion industry can work to tackle this pertinent challenge. Under ‘Industry Insights’, we decode the evolution and importance of cotton, analyse the woollen wear market and its trends and challenges, and take a look at the humble khadi textile and its importance in the Indian apparel industry. In the ‘Brand Profile’ section, we bring you two sustainable brands, Toile and Kishmish, who are known for their chic, trendy designs, and ‘New Avenues’ talks about the emerging possibilities in the Indian fashion industry after the dilution of Section 377 by the Supreme Court of India. ‘Fashion Speak’ gives you the scoop on the out-of-the-box, sustainable fashion collections presented at the Green Fashion India Conference 2018.
Finally, in the ‘Regulars’ section, we round up all the important textile and apparel news and events, take a look at the latest trends, a new store launch as well as the brands in vogue, and give you a preview of 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...