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Fall/Winter 2017-18: Key Menswear Trends from London and Milan

Menswear shows at London and Milan have just taken a bow, giving us a preview of what the approaching Fall/Winter season looks like. Silhouettes borrowed from the opposite sex, trends from last season charting new territories, classics hinting at innovation in sync with the times – the runways had it all. From bigwigs like Prada, Coach, J.W.Anderson, to the much talked-about designers like Moschino, Marni and Craig Green, the industry had a mutual inclination towards […]

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Market Fit Dhaka’s success story…

Joining the company in 2006 as a merchandiser, Mohammad Nadim Haider Rouf rose up to the ranks quickly by contributing significantly in increasing the company’s (Bangladesh arm) turnover, which according to him is set to touch US $ 65 million soon. Today, Haider owns 50 per cent stake in Market Fit Dhaka and is its Managing Director. “In 2010, Market Fit was sourcing everything basic. One of the measures I undertook was to introduce an in-house […]

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Menswear from Italy notes growth

Italian fashion and textile industry federation Sistema Moda Italia (SMI) has said that Italian menswear market noted a modest 0.9 per cent revenue growth in the year 2016, reaching almost € 9 billion. Earlier in 2015, the revenue rose by 1.4 per cent. The value of production is expected to recover as against 2015, reaching a growth of 1.2 per cent. The report estimates an increase in foreign sales of 1.9 per cent corresponding to […]

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Global menswear market continues to grow; Brands launch standalone stores

In 2016, menswear grew at a faster pace than womenswear – up 4.5 per cent versus 3.7 per cent, and indications are that by 2019 the segment will reach US $ 40 billion in worldwide sales. This shifting focus of retailers and brands from womenswear to menswear is due to the birth of the style-savvy male consumer on whom the fashion industry is relying on for growth as the overall luxury market growth continues to […]

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‘Borrowing from the Boys’ !

Remember how menswear ‘borrowed’ elements from Womenswear in the A/W ’16-17 collection? Seems like the term ‘androgyny’ is definitely the most influential in the current seasons as designers draw womenswear inspirations from menswear and vice versa. Taking a closer look at the trends at S/S ’17 RTW, it seems like exaggerated and oversized shoulders, trench-style tailoring, sports luxe and yellow colour came to the forefront. Whether it’s an extra-long striped selection or a cool collared […]

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9 To 7 Fashions bags ‘Business & Service Excellence Award 2016’

Fashion Studio, 9 to 7 Fashions was honoured with “Business& Service Excellence Award 2016” by Brand Academy at an event in New Delhi recently for its consumer-friendly services. The award was presented by legendary erstwhile cricketer, Sandeep Patil to Philip Shah – Chairman and Managing Director of 9 to 7 Fashions. The company is into formal wear, ethnic wear and wedding wear for men. It has a 50 years old legacy in providing world-class fabric […]

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Menswear manufacturer Haggar Clothing partners with Bernette Textile Company

Haggar Clothing Co., US-based manufacturer of men’s clothing, has entered into a licensing agreement with Bernette Textile Company for men’s sweaters that reserves exclusive rights for Bernette to design, produce and sell men’s sweaters in the US market. “Licensing Haggar sweaters is a natural fit for Bernette. Since our inception 75 years ago, sweaters have been the mainstay of the Bernette business. Partnering with Haggar, a brand that has led the apparel market through innovation and dependable […]

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Apparel prices in US up 0.3% in October ’16

According to US Labour Department’s latest Consumer Price Index (CPI), released this week, apparel prices rose 0.3 per cent in the month of October, 2016. Category wise, price of women’s clothing rose 0.2 per cent last month, as increases in dresses, suits and separates offset declines in outerwear, intimates, sleepwear and sportswear. On a year-over-year basis, ladies wear prices registered an increase of 0.3 per cent. However, menswear prices showed an opposite trend as these fell […]

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India’s Godwit Khadi, a startup with passion for khadi

Meet, engineer Namita Sharma, Founder of Dehradun (India)-based Godwit Khadi, a startup with passion for khadi, and that too without any textile background. Started recently, Godwit Khadi is a small organization which is 100 per cent into khadi. Namita recently participated at its first ever international sourcing fair and talked to Apparel Resources, “I’ve always had interest in fashion and strong fashion sense too. Khadi business was my father’s dream so I was enthralled about […]

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Menswear continues to evolve with brands launching standalone stores

Gone are the days when brands and retailers focused on womenswear, while menswear was given a huge royal snub. This is no more the case! Menswear is evolving and helping to give birth to the style-savvy male consumers on whom the fashion industry is relying as the overall luxury market growth continues to be slow. The rise of these fashion-conscious men is partly due to the stylish celebrities who are influencing men to pay attention […]

November 7, 2016

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Invista’s Cordura, Marlane team up to unveil performance fabric collection

Invista’s Cordura brand has announced the launch of ‘Officina Endurance Collection’ in collaboration with Marlane, a leading producer of fabrics for elegant and high-end casualwear in Italy. The collection offers a wide range of performance wool fabrics (Cordura Combat Wool Woven Fabric to be exact) for menswear. Cordura Combat Wool woven fabric is a durable wool blend technology that aims to offer enhanced abrasion resistance and longevity. “Our new collection offers a sophisticated yet traditional […]

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Next Sourcing looking to add more vendors

Tirupur (India) office of Next Sourcing is looking for apparel manufacturers that are good in R&D, focus on newer fabric blends and have good printing setups. As of now, the company has over 10 vendors in Tirupur who are supplying to it on regular basis around the year. It sources all kinds of knitted items from Tirupur, including men’s, ladies’ and kids’ wear. The company majorly procures infants’ and kids’ wear. Currently, it sources almost […]

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Jack & Jones partners with CmiA

Menswear brand Jack & Jones has become the first company in Denmark to partner with CmiA on ‘Uganda-made Cotton’ and offer clothing that will carry the CmiA sustainability seal, highlighting that the garments are indigenous. Tina Stridde, Managing Director of CmiA, states “The initiative with Jack & Jones marks a major shifting point in the history of CmiA and for the textile industry in Uganda as Jack &Jones has invested in long-term relationships between the […]

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Chinese menswear label opts for Centric Software

Chinese menswear label, Seven Brand Group has deployed Centric Software’s PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solution. The retailer has opted for Centric – which is the leading PLM solution provider for fashion, retail, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods companies – to streamline its design, production and merchandising processes as part of a transformation from a whole to retail business model. On choosing Centric, Ma, Vice-President at Seven Brand explains, “When rethinking our strategy, it became clear […]

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Italian luxury brand Isaia forays into India

Italian luxury menswear brand Isaia is all set to enter the Indian luxury market. The Naples company has signed a distribution deal with Mumbai-based Regalia Luxury, known for retailing brands, such as Swiss luxury watch brand Bovet, British shoemaker John Lobb and Italian suit brand Kiton, in India. A recognized name for its made-to-measure suits and sportswear, Isaia said that the move is part of its growth strategies. Speaking on the development, Isaia CEO, Gianluca […]

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