With its rich traditions and culture, love for ethnic wear never fades in India. Though many new trends and styles have been introduced lately, ethnic wear continues to be the garment of choice for Indian consumers, especially during festivals. “Another factor that attracts young Indians to ethnic wear is the influence of celebrities and soci... Read more
With its name derived from the last name of its founders, Lotto is synonymous with technological and design innovation in the world of sports. The brand has created a niche for itself in Indian sportswear by targeting value segment customers. It’s recent launches Dinamica and Breeze offer lifestyle products for customers seeking more options ... Read more
Incepted in 2018, Hail Women-an online women’s high fashion professional wear startup aims to end morning wardrobe struggles of all working women. Offering an array of Western formal business attire including dresses, skirts, all-day tops, blouses, trousers and suits, the brand offers clothes inspired by European style. “Modern yet clas... Read more
Recent innovations like colored jackets, trendy blazers and fancy denim jackets have helped Ruff to maintain its futuristic outlook. Launched in 1980, Ruff is the first brand in the country to address the needs of kids segment. “Venturing into casual wear for boys in 1995, we have never looked back since then,” notes Sohail Patca, Direc... Read more
India’s first organic cotton menswear brand NorthMist, has mostly stayed pivotal to its initial ranges of products. However, now, the brand plans to diversify its product range. “We plan to launch women’s wear and a recycled cotton sweatshirt collection in the next few months,” notes Arijit Mazumdar, Founder & CEO of the... Read more
Having 15 offices and 500 professional employees across India, IIGM is India’s leading technology and service provider. The company, which recently participated in the GTE exhibition, offers embroidery, CAD systems, sewing, automation or cutting. To this, the company recently added new products like exhaust fans, cooling systems, electrificat... Read more
Preference for ethnic wear for festivals, weddings and other special occasions besides daily wear has given a huge boost to the segment. Keeping this in view, ethnic wear brand Odhni launches two new collections every month alongwith special collections during festivals periods. The brand recently launched an exclusive signature collection &l... Read more
This season Wrangler launches “Traveler Lite Jeans”, widening their best-selling range “Traveler”. Traveler uses a knit-fabric combination that looks like denim but feel like sweat pants. With the new addition of Traveler Lite, the brand has notched up comfort quotient by using innovative knit fabric made with hollow yarn, m... Read more
Offering traditional clothes with a modern twist has been the USP of ethnic wear brand Rangriti which recently launched a new range of fashion jewelry across India. The brand, established to cater to the middles class, offers jackets, kurtas, shrugs, Indie tops, bottom wear like palazzos, skirts, fusion pants, slim pants, stoles, scarves and ethnic... Read more
Nidhi Yadav, Founder and Creative Head of AKS Clothing believes brand building is a committed, persistent and intellectual exercise. The brand, which recently launched three new collections, offers premium fast fashion at affordable rates. “Our products include capes, tunics, long maxi with collars, lehengas, indo-western tops and spaghetti k... Read more
Neva Garments recently launched a new Sweatfree technology treated activewear collection for people suffering from excessive sweating. Made from R|Elan Kooltex 2.0 fabric, the garments in this collection absorb sweat from a person’s skin and transfer it to the upper layer of fabric from where it evaporates into the air. This enables a person ... Read more
Being ‘India inspired; Ethnicity aims to offer exceptional shopping experiences to enliven Indian expression of fashion. The brand, which plans to launch a new festive collection soon, introduces capsule collections inspired by Indian art forms every fortnight. “We fulfill rising demand of our customers by offering them a good mix of tr... Read more
Starting with a single handloom in 1976, Shingora has come a long way to become a premium luxury brand. A leading manufacturer of scarves, shawls, throw blankets, cushion covers, shrugs, ponchos, ties and belts, the Shingora recently launched a new collection focusing on duppattas. “Made from a wide range of colors, designs and techniques, th... Read more
Abhay Gupta, Founder & CEO – Luxury Connect and Author of the book ‘The Incredible Indian Luxury Bazaar’ recently alluded his thoughts on the evolving scenario in the luxury landscape.
With the rapidly evolving consumer taste and changing preferences, brands and stylists alike are struggling to keep pace. An onrush of gl... Read more
After three stores in New Delhi, Uniqlo is now looking to open stores in Mumbai and Bangalore. The Japanese apparel retailer has exceeded its targets by 30 per cent in value terms. In winter, a lot of products went out of stock by mid-December and the retailer had to airship products multiple times.
As of now Uniqlo sources from India cotton shir... Read more
India’s luxe market is growing at 6.6 per cent. Hermes’ revenue from operations in India rose 11 per cent from the previous year. Net profit increased 55 per cent. Louis Vuitton’s net profit in India rose 24.5 per cent in fiscal 2019. However Christian Dior which deals in leather bags, fashion apparel and accessories reported a ne... Read more
A well-entrenched global group known to offer “End-to-End Solutions in Air Treatment”. One of the fastest growing adsorption technology groups in the world today, the Pahwa Group focuses on energy smart and green technologies. Operating within a broad framework of 'environment and energy', the group offers advanced environmental control... Read more
The Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak in China is likely to affect Indian textile and apparel industry, in many positive ways. A recent press release by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) reveals, the prevailing situation along with uncertainty over the commencement of production is posing a major issue for Indian manufacturers wh... Read more
H&M plans to expand its presence in Tier II and III cities of India. The brand is seeing a growing demand for its apparel beyond metros. At present, almost 50 per cent of its store presence is in Tier II cities while the rest in metros. The Swedish retailer, which has 47 stores across the country, has aggressively expanded in India over the las... Read more
Never losing its focus on quality, Mustard Fashion is constantly improvising its working. The brand, that manufactures and markets designer apparels for women in regular and plus sizes, recently launched an ethnic wear and Indian partywear collection.
With a presence both online and offline, Mustard Fashion offers kurtis, western tops, T-shirts, t... Read more
V-Mart Retail plans to open around 40 stores in 2020-21. The value fashion and lifestyle product retailer already has 260 stores in almost 195 locations across India, largely in Tier II and III cities. So there will be a total of 300 outlets by next fiscal. Stores are opened with an average lifecycle of around ten years to 20 years.
The company i... Read more
Three Indian designers, Priya Ahluwalia, Kaushik Velendra and Supriya Lele are among 20 shortlisted for the LVMH prize for young fashion designers.
Priya Ahluwalia is an Indian-Nigerian menswear designer. She uses archival fabrics from Adidas for the ready-to-wear pieces. Kaushik Velendra is a Chennai born men’s wear designer. He continues h... Read more