October 2018 : Page 1

Apparel October 25, 2018 00:00

In this issue of Apparel : 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.

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