With the fall season close on our heels, Apparel’s issue for September 2018 is aptly themed, ‘A Fall to Love!’ In this edition, we bring you the latest and the coolest autumn/winter trends in the world of fashion.
In the ‘CMAI IVY League’ segment, we report on the recently held IVY League Overnight Picnic, while under ‘Features’, we take a look at the changing fashion of the Indian consumers, and also explore the growing market for affordable luxury. In the ‘Designer Spotlight’ section, we profile Manisha Chawda, Textile Designer and the Founder of Neeli Titlee, a brand which specialises in creating scarves woven by Sambalpuri weavers in western Odisha. The ‘Industry Insights’ section looks at the Government’s recent initiatives to support the Indian textile industry, while ‘Tech Talk’ reports on the growing use of artificial intelligence in the apparel industry. The ‘Brand Profile’ segment shines a spotlight on the pioneering not-for-profit organisation, Shrujan, and ‘Fabric Speak’ explores DRY PROTECT™, an innovative technology that promises to keep you fresh all day long. ‘Entrepreneur Speak’ profiles Rishabh Oswal, Executive Director, Monte Carlo and Founder, Rock.It, while the ‘Spotlight’ section throws light on master embroiderer Asif Shaikh. Under ‘Trend Talk’, we explore the growing trend of stoles taking over the traditional Indian dupatta, and also profile the classic white shirt that never goes out of style. ‘Fashion Speak’ reports on the recently concluded FDCI India Couture Week 2018.
Finally, our ‘Regulars’ section offers an overview of all the important textile and apparel news, along with a sneak peek into the latest trends, the newly launched stores 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...