India

Designer Raghavendra Rathore

Mergers and Acquisitions

Ermenegildo Zegna Group Acquires Minority Stake in Indian Brand

The deal will help the Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur label to step up its game.

clock July 2, 2018Martino Carrera

Shahi Exports' Unit 8 factory in Bangalore.

Business Features

WRC Issues Report Alleging Abuse and Violence in Shahi Exports Factory in Bangalore

Shahi Exports has come under fire for allegedly beating and threatening activist employees in one of its factories.

clock June 22, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Shoppers at a FLFL-operated Central department store.

Mergers and Acquisitions

After Six-Year Hiatus, L Catterton Invests in Indian Fashion Again

The market is “at an inflection point expected to exhibit exponential growth,” L Catterton Asia’s Narayan Ramachandran said.

clock May 21, 2018Tiffany Ap

A Visitor is Silhouetted As He Walk Past the Logo of Flipkart at Surge 2016 Event For Startup Businesses at Manpho Convention Centre in Bangalore India 24 February 2016 More Than 400 Startups and 5 000 Attendees From 72 Countries Took Part in This Startups Event to Showcase Their Web Based and Mobile App Based Innovative Products Web Summit and Conference As Part of the Global Startup Ecosystem India BangaloreIndia Business Surge 2016 Bangalore - Feb 2016

Retail

Walmart’s $16B Bet on India

The U.S. retailer will now have more than 60 percent of the Indian fashion e-commerce market after it acquires 77 percent of Flipkart.

clock May 10, 2018Mayu Saini

A Visitor is Silhouetted As He Walk Past the Logo of Flipkart at Surge 2016 Event For Startup Businesses at Manpho Convention Centre in Bangalore India 24 February 2016 More Than 400 Startups and 5 000 Attendees From 72 Countries Took Part in This Startups Event to Showcase Their Web Based and Mobile App Based Innovative Products Web Summit and Conference As Part of the Global Startup Ecosystem India BangaloreIndia Business Surge 2016 Bangalore - Feb 2016

Retail

Flipkart Deal Gives Walmart Big Stake in Indian Fashion

The U.S. retailer has taken a 77 percent stake in Flipkart for $16 billion and becomes the market leader in India.

clock May 9, 2018Mayu Saini

Pambianco's second Beauty Summit in Milan.

Beauty Features

Italian Beauty Industry Looks East to Seek Future Opportunities

According to a PwC study, China and India’s cosmetic industries register the highest compound annual growth rates in the period from 2012 to 2021, increasing 7 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

clock May 3, 2018Sandra Salibian

Sanjay Garg

Designer and Luxury

Sanjay Garg on a Decade in Business and Expansion Plans

The designer discusses his commitment to traditional Indian textiles as well as his plans to open two stores later this year.

clock May 2, 2018Mayu Saini

India is undertaking an apparel sizing project in six major areas that could impact how global brands size their clothes for the market.

Government and Trade

Indian Sizing Project Could Force Global Brands to Adapt

The apparel sizing project is expected to be completed by 2021.

clock April 4, 2018Mayu Saini

Sunil Sethi, chairman of the Fashion Design Council of India

Designer and Luxury

The Man Behind the Growth of Indian Fashion

Sunil Sethi talks about serving as chairman of the Fashion Design Council of India for a decade.

clock March 27, 2018Mayu Saini

An informal garment factory located on the outskirts of the center of Dhaka

Markets

Female Apparel Workers Struggle With Wages, Overtime, Safety, Study Finds

Microfinance Opportunities studied female workers in the apparel industries in India, Cambodia and Bangladesh for a year.

clock March 19, 2018Mayu Saini

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Fashion Scoops

Liberty London Unveils ‘Made in India’ Space

“Made in India” is a temporary space on the fourth floor of the retailer’s store.

clock March 2, 2018Lorelei Marfil

NIRAV MODI STORE RENDERING LAS VEGAS

Jewelry

Nirav Modi Sparks Political, Economic Storm in India

Nirav Modi has been accused in an alleged $1.77 billion fraud involving bank loans, which has rocked the entire Indian jewelry industry.

clock February 19, 2018Mayu Saini

Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Christian Louboutin at Harrods

Designer and Luxury

Sabyasachi Mukherjee on Working With Louboutin and Growing a Megabrand in India

Sabyasachi, in an exclusive interview, discusses his collaborations with Christian Louboutin and Lane Crawford and expanding his brand into a lifestyle label.

clock January 15, 2018Mayu Saini

Darshan Patel, founder of Fogg Deodorant

Beauty Features

India’s Fogg Deodorant Shows How Local Can Beat Global

Outpacing global competitors, Fogg deodorant draws in the biggest private equity investment in India’s personal care space.

clock January 12, 2018Mayu Saini

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, left, and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, pose for the photographers during their wedding reception in Mumbai, India, . The couple got married at a heritage resort in the Italian countryside of Tuscany on Dec.11Bollywood, Mumbai, India - 26 Dec 2017

Fashion Scoops

Virat Kohli ‘Understands His Role as a Mass Icon,’ Says Designer Raghavendra Rathore

Sabyasachi Mukherjee designed the silver gown Anushka Sharma wore at last week’s Mumbai reception.

clock January 2, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

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