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Homegrown denim brands growing in bastion of global brands

Homegrown denim brands growing in bastion of global brands

The entry of international brands has led to a paradigm shift in domestic denim market. Customers are constantly demanding new denim styles, which are adding to the pressure of these brands. However, meeting this challenge with great gusto, Indian apparel brands are not only surviving but also growing amidst stiff competition from the industry. Ind... Read more

Zodiac to continue growth through innovative designs and quality

Zodiac to continue growth through innovative designs and quality

“A lot of passion goes into the creating of Zodiac products,” says Salman Noorani, Managing Director of the premier menswear brand, known for creating shirts, trousers, suits and other apparels for men. Through its sub-brand Z3, Zodiac recently launched a range of organic cotton shirts that will strengthen its eco-friendly initiatives b... Read more

Duke brings in new track wear collection

Duke brings in new track wear collection

Duke a leading menswear fashion brand brings in its latest range of yoga, fitness, leisure or even for comfortable sleep for this season. Young and full of ideas, new generations of European designers are breathing new life into the Duke Fashions collection and has come up with great fashion for young people which is cozy, fashionable and its cosmo... Read more

Cool Colors to explore new aspects of fashion through retail expansion

Cool Colors to explore new aspects of fashion through retail expansion

Every year, Cool Colors, a brand from Bafna Clothing Company, launches new fashion styles that set it apart from competitors. This year, the brand launched a collection of striped shirts besides monitoring the progress of its recently launched T-shirts, blazers and four-way Lycra trousers range. “We are prepared for a good season as we have t... Read more

Slowdown forces value retailers to hold back expansion plans

Slowdown forces value retailers to hold back expansion plans

The ongoing economic slowdown is forcing India’s top value fashion retailers to hold off their expansion plans. Faced with muted consumer demand, these players are planning to cut down their store fleet in 2020. A prominent example of this is 1-India Family Mart, which witnessed good footfalls but has not been able to convert it into sales. T... Read more

Mufti launches five stylish hoodies

Mufti launches five stylish hoodies

Mufti, India's leading clothing and fashion brand has launched a new range of hoodies. These hoodies can be paired with blazers and jackets making it apt for any occasion. These include: Buttoned up Hoodie: Perfect for laid-back bar nights. This checkered hoodie can be paired with a Mufti denim jacket or a basic solid tee and white sneakers. ... Read more

Ecommerce technologies changing shopping experiences across India

Ecommerce technologies changing shopping experiences across India

The world's sixth-largest economy, India also has the world’s youngest population. According to India Brand Equity Foundation, this will boost consumer expenditure in the country to $3.6 trillion by next year as emerging new technologies is changing the overall shopping experiences. As Prasad Shejale, Founder and CEO, Logicserve Digital says... Read more

KandyFloss aims to be the one-stop shop for infantwear

KandyFloss aims to be the one-stop shop for infantwear

Babycare brand KandyFloss is planning big for the future. “We aim to launch all possible apparel products for kids in the age group 0-2 years,” states Bhavin Joshi, Head of the brand. Joshi believes infantwear “to be the most beautiful segment as it has direct connection with god.” Joshi says currently there is a huge void i... Read more

GTE 2020 to improve garment productivity and efficiency in India

GTE 2020 to improve garment productivity and efficiency in India

A platform for manufacturers and suppliers across, the 30th edition of the Garment Technology Expo is currently is being held at the NSIC Exhibition Complex in New Delhi. Comprising seminars and conferences, the expo explores ways to enhance garment productivity by improving the efficiency of garment manufacturing machines and devices. It focuse... Read more

Vanca to explore green fashion with new colors and prints

Vanca to explore green fashion with new colors and prints

In its upcoming S/S ’20 collection, women’s wear brand Vanca plans to use more solid colors with a generous mix of stripes. “We also plan to add more prints and embroideries from different ethnicities,” states Rajeev Sinha, CEO of the brand. “The color palette of the collection will be rich tonal contrasts that will sl... Read more

Time for Indian artisans to come forward and drive embroidery broking bus…

Time for Indian artisans to come forward and drive embroidery broking business

Even while the Made in India label is gaining prominence, the role of Indian craftsmen in making the world’s most beautiful catwalk and red carpet dresses is being systematically brushed aside by European luxury brands. However, now it is time for consumers to be made aware of some of these skilled embroiderers and artisans responsible for cr... Read more

Neva aims to be a leader in thermal and summer wear backed by innovations

Neva aims to be a leader in thermal and summer wear backed by innovations

Established in 1998, Neva has become an undisputable market leader with its innovative and quality products. The company operates in six categories including thermal wear, active wear, sweaters, jackets, innerwear and lingerie for men, women and kids. “Being a pioneer in thermals, we offer innovative fabrics in these categories,” says N... Read more

Donear NXG makes a fashionable impression with new yarns and fabrics

Donear NXG makes a fashionable impression with new yarns and fabrics

Menswear brand Donear NXG’s latest collection makes a fashionable impression through the use of fancy yarns for developing space dyed, mélange, grindle and linen-look fabrics. “We have also used recycled fibers for making fabrics for formal trousers. The shirts in this collection are made from stretch fabrics,” explains Rah... Read more

United Colors brings in fun-fledged New Year with rap sensation Prabh Dee…

United Colors brings in fun-fledged New Year with rap sensation Prabh Deep

United Colors of Benetton kick-started the New Year by unveiling the new new edition of the Rolling Stone India magazine at its store in Ambience Mall, Gurgaon. The magazine’s cover features the young music talent Prabh Deep in a complete Benetton look from the ebrand’s clectic Fall-Winter collection. Benetton has a longstanding histo... Read more

Online fashion to reach $35 billion by 2020

Online fashion to reach $35 billion by 2020

As per Google India, the online fashion industry is expected to touch $35 billion by 2020. A Statista study revealed that the Indian women’s apparel market was projected to reach over Rs 2.9 trillion by 2028. This growth will be fuelled by the working women population in India. The emergence of private labels and startups with unique busines... Read more

Indian e-commerce sails through the storm with a 38% growth in 2019

Indian e-commerce sails through the storm with a 38% growth in 2019

Riding against the winds of economic slowdown, the Indian internet industry grew by 38 per cent to $76 billion in 2019. Consumers, earlier cautious of their overall expenditure, spent nearly $3 billion within the first six days of these sales. Most of this money was spent on items like mobiles, electronics, large appliances and home décor it... Read more

Social commerce to redefine shopping experience in the next five years

Social commerce to redefine shopping experience in the next five years

The rise of social commerce, e-commerce and selling facilitated by social media- has made the experience of shopping convenient for consumers. However, this ease comes with an uncertainty as these platforms likely to disappear into thin air within just a few days of their formation. These social platforms not only increase the number of transaction... Read more

Indian retail expects to bounce back in 2020

Indian retail expects to bounce back in 2020

The Indian retail industry expects to bounce back in the second half of 2020. A pickup in demand and growth is expected. But this would depend on various factors like recovery of manufacturing and other sectors, incentives in the union budget and availability of money in the hands of consumers to make purchasing decisions. If the budget is pro-cons... Read more

Numero Uno expands with new collections

Numero Uno expands with new collections

In its latest S/S ’20 collection, Numero Uno plays with two macro themes – Reconnect & Empower Up. Reconnect is a crossover between nature and craft. “From sustainable designs to outdoor safari to a melting pot of mismatched craft and traditions, this collection covers the moods of outdoor safari and retro music,” notes ... Read more

Duke balances style and comfort in new collection for the cosmopolitan In…

Duke balances style and comfort in new collection for the cosmopolitan Indian

Truly trendsetting, the S/S ’20 collection of Duke Fashions exudes the easy elegance of summer through its vibrant hues, and a touch of sophistication through shimmery oceanic blues. “The unique patterns and strong tones of this collection are a modern take on preppy and classic styles,” avers Kuntal Raj Jain, Director of the bran... Read more

Peppermint to launch girls festive wear brand ‘Cocobutter’

Peppermint to launch girls festive wear brand ‘Cocobutter’

Santosh Katariya, Managing Director of the kid’s wear brand Peppermint, which recently launched its A/W ’19 collection believes manufacturing clothes for kids, especially girls is a complicated process. “It involves multiple use of fabrics and trims need to match perfectly with each other. Each its trim calls for a detailed gradin... Read more

Mustard Fashion plans 100 new stores

Mustard Fashion plans 100 new stores

Mustard Fashion plans to open 100 new stores over the next three years. As of now the women’s apparel brand operates 33 exclusive brand stores in 15 cities across India. New Delhi alone has eight stores. Mustard, founded in 2004, offers affordable apparel in all categories such as casual wear, party wear, office wear, ethnics, and outerwear. ... Read more

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12 mantras to maintain brand competitiveness in tough times

12 mantras to maintain brand competitiveness in tough times

A visionary academic leader and persuasive administrator, Professor Dr Darlie O Koshy is well known for transforming several educational institutions like the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad where he served... Read more

‘We are focusing strongly on the innerwear category’

‘We are focusing strongly on the innerwear category’

Kavindra Mishra, Managing Director, India Business and Asia Pacific, Pepe Jeans, speaks exclusively to DFU Publications about the brand, its initiatives and the global denim industry. What is Pepe Jean’s mission... Read more

‘CMAI needs to take a leap into the next level’: Rahul Mehta

‘CMAI needs to take a leap into the next level’: Rahul Mehta

Rahul Mehta has been unanimously re-elected the President of Clothing Manufacturers Association of India popularly known as CMAI for the year 2018 - 2020. Under his leadership, CMAI has been growing leaps and bounds. He ... Read more

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Reliance Retail Q3 pre-tax profit increases by 62 per cent

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Retail posted a 62.3 per cent jump in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) ... Read more

Crocs launches fourth edition of global marketing campaign

US-based footwear brand Crocs has launched its fourth year of its “Come as You Are” campaign with Bollywood celebrity Priya... Read more

New technologies, investments, compliance to aid industry growth

Technology is making big strides across the global apparel industry.  However, India lags behind countries like Vietnam and Cambod... Read more

GRADO presents its extensive tailored collection for menswear

GRADO, presents a quintessential man from the House of GBTL and OCM unveils its festive collection, presenting a varied palette for its... Read more

Jaipur Fashion Fest to showcase Pan-India fashion brands

At its upcoming fashion fair, Jaipur Fashion Fest will showcase clothing and accessories brands from across India. To be held from Febr... Read more

Italian brand Yamamay enters India

Italian brand Yamamay opened its first store India in New Delhi. Yamamay’s presence in India is not only a significant step for t... Read more

Biba to enter e-gifting space

Women’s ethnic wear brand Biba has partnered Gyftr (Vouchagram) to enter the e-gifting space in India, as it looks to enhance vis... Read more

Indya opens Zyra store in Hyderabad EBO

High Street Essential expanded the offline footprint of its jewellery brand Zyra by opening a shop-in-shop in Hyderabad’s Forum S... Read more

Nykaa Fashion expands distribution network

Nykaa is expanding its distribution network. The retailer’s entire multi-brand selection of Indian fashion brands and its own pri... Read more

Amazon invests Rs 1,700 crore into its Indian units

Ecommerce giant Amazon has pumped in over Rs 1,700 crore ($239.8 million) into its payments and wholesale business units in India. Amaz... Read more

Top brands shun exclusive e-tail deals to widen customer base

Top apparel and footwear brands, including Under Armour, Nike, Marks & Spencer and Adidas are shunning exclusive agreements in orde... Read more

Walmart restructures India business

As a part of restructuring its business, the world's largest retailer Walmart Inc has sacked 56 of its executives in India, including e... Read more

Investments to fuel development of Indian Garment Industry

Representing most exporters in the NCR, the Garment Exporters Manufacturers Association is the biggest association for garment manufact... Read more

Zegna gains Indian market insights with Raghavendra Rathore

Almost 18 months ago, Italian Group Zegna had partnered Reliance Brands and Reliance Industries Group to purchase 12.5 per cent in Ragh... Read more

Snapdeal to increase seller base in 2020

E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal plans to increase its seller-base by adding another 5,000 manufacturer-sellers on its platform in 2020.... Read more

New Anushree store to showcase latest collection

The new dedicated e-commerce store of womenswear brand Label: Anushree will showcase its latest collection ‘Kalam’ along wi... Read more

Indian e-commerce sector comes under pressure

E-commerce players in India face the risk of increasingly coming under pressure in 2020 due to key policy changes and the entry of JioM... Read more

Tom Chu to lead the Asia-Pacific operations of PVH

The American company PVH, which owns brands like Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, has appointed Tom Chu as new the regional president o... Read more

High Street Essentials raises Rs 8 crore for offline expansion

High Street Essentials (HSE), the parent company of FabAlley and Indya has raised Rs 8 crore ($1.1 million) in venture debt from Trifec... Read more

Yamamay forays into the Indian market

Italian swimwear and lingerie brand Yamamay has forayed into the Indian market by opening a new flagship store in New Delhi. The brand ... Read more

Puma to focus on children’s wear

Puma plans to increase its focus on children’s wear. This is a fast growing product category for the sportswear brand in India. C... Read more

Vasanth Kumar to exit Lifestyle International

Vasanth Kumar is set to exit as the head of Lifestyle International-India, a part of Dubai-based retail and hospitality conglomerate La... Read more

Reliance Retail invests in data analytics

Reliance Retail is aggressively investing in data analytics. The aim is to go hyperlocal and dive deeper into catchments. The company i... Read more

Rangriti brings variety to wardrobes

Rangriti aims at bringing freshness, variety and style to every woman’s closet. Providing high-end fashion at attractive prices, ... Read more

15th Blenders Pride Fashion Tour to feature noted designers

The 15th edition of the Blenders Pride Fashion Tour, to be held in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi, and Mumbai will feature top designers inc... Read more

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