With growing competition, denim manufacturers are coming up with unique innovative offers. The latest in line is Raymond UCO Denim, which has to its credit the ringspun denim offering. The company has an annual manufacturing capacity of up to 50 million mts of denim fabric. The fabric plant in India is spread over 169 acres an... Read more
Gone are the days when plus sized people were cautious about their oversized body. Times have changed and today people have learned to carry apparels confidently and love experimenting with fashion. In short, size and age doesn’t matter, or at least, not as much as it used to. In lieu of this, fashion labels are expandin... Read more
Like all the successful businesses, ace designer Anita Dongre’s initial journey was smothered with hardships. She reminisces that in 1999, when she tried hard to get a store in Mumbai’s Crossroads Mall, they couldn’t. At that point, she had just launched AND, a line of contemporary western wear for women and ... Read more
Pepe Jeans London launched its 219th store in Hyderabad’s Habsiguda area. Spanning across 1,350 sq ft. the store has a vibrant feel with fun props like lamps, trunks, spools etc.
Tejaswini S Nigam and Chetan Thakur from the India design & VM team of Pepe Jeans London, says the new Pepe Jeans store provides a vibrant... Read more
Shingora, was established in 1976 by Mridula Jain with eight handlooms. Her creative innovations of mirror works, phulkari embroidery, hand-painting etc, on shawls caught the attention of women. Shingora’s shawls made its way abroad and started being exported to Europe. That was the transformation today Shingora is a Rs ... Read more
Millions of people, especially women, face sizing issues with readymade garments in India, where apparel industry uses tweaked versions of international size charts. That’s exactly why the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) recently announced India will have its own size chart by 2021. In doing so, it will j... Read more
Derby Jeans Community is a brand that believes in co-creating and co-designing, not just in fashion but also the world at large. Derby Jeans Community, a well-known men’s fashion brand, has 70 exclusive stores across India. But when Vijay Kapoor, MD, Derby Jeans Community started out in 1994, two tailoring machines and a... Read more
India’s intimate wear market is witnessing a huge fillip and is expected to clock in a CAGR of 10-12 per cent. Out of the Rs 30,000-crore industry, the premium segment is estimated at about Rs 6,000 crore to 7,000 crore, owing to the entry of the major global brands, either through partnerships and tie-ups with domestic player... Read more
Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) kickstarted the first of fashion forecasting seminars in the month of November 2017 for autumn/winter 2018-19.
The second series of seminars began on March 9, 2018, from Mumbai for the spring/summer 2019 season.
The season is divided into three broad themes, Common Ground, In Touch and Creative Manifesto.... Read more
Launched in 1991, women’s brand Zola represents style and quality. Marketed by Pragati Fashions, Zola was founded in Mumbai by Kirti Shah, and works on the stronger foundation of creativity and responsibility. “We are pioneers of Indian women’s fashion, operating in wholesale module and are known for providin... Read more
“GST is a great initiative. A single tax has subsumed other taxes,’ says H K L Magu, Chairman, AEPC, praising the government’s efforts and adds, “But there were problems in implementation. Exporters suffered since their funds were blocked and they were unable to pay suppliers on time. Suppliers don&rsqu... Read more
After a stunning event in Chandigarh, showcasing S/S ’18 collections, Junior's Fashion Week is now heading to enchant Chennai. In its next Runway event in Chennai, JFW will be showcasing the Spring/Summer 2018 collections of USPA Kids, Marks & Spencer, The Children's Place, ELL, Flying Machine Boys. Obviously the Che... Read more
Although registered in 1999, Brand Casa was activated for wholesale/distribution market segment in 2015 with the opening of its showroom at Tank Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi. The brand is promoted by the Malwa Group, part of the Oswal Family of Ludhiana that has been accredited for bringing about a hosiery/textile revolution in... Read more