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With the festive and autumn/winter season in full swing, Apparel’s issue for October 2018 gives you the scoop on all the latest trends, with the theme of the issue being ‘A Festive Fashion Feast!’

In the ‘Reports’ section, we cover the 55th Annual General Meeting of CMAI as well as the Free Two-Day Eye Check-Up Camp conducted by CMAI for the workmen of the garment units at Pune. It also reports on the B2B Meeting held recently between representatives of CMAI and other Apparel and Textile Councils of India and Sri Lanka. In ‘Features’, we explore the rise of customised apparel as well as genderless fashion in India, while the ‘Designer Spotlight’ segment profiles Madhu Jain, Crafts Revivalist and Textiles Conservationist, and Naina Lamba, Textile Designer and the Founder of Naina Lamba Textiles. Under ‘E-Space News’, we take a look at the revival of Indian handicrafts in the digital age, and the ‘Industry Insights’ section explores the impact of the falling rupee on India’s apparel exports. It also details the opportunities and obstacles in the changing Indian fashion retail industry and analyses the future of the winter wear market amidst rising wool prices. The ‘Fibre Speak’ segment shines a spotlight on the growing use of banana textiles in the Indian fashion space, while ‘Trend Talk’ takes a look at the traditional hand-embroidered festive silk garments and the floral prints in men’s wear for autumn. ‘Fashion Speak’ brings you the cool and glamorous looks from Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018.

The ‘Regulars’ section brings you all the important textile and apparel news, along with a look at the current trends, a glimpse of a new store launch and the brands in vogue, and 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...