T he Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) honoured Meena Bindra, Chairperson, BIBA with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Rahul Mehta, President, CMAI and Shantilal L Shah, Founder Member & Past President, CMAI, presented the award to Bindra at Apex Awards 2015 Night held on October 28, 2015 at NCPA, Mumbai.
CMAI also presented awards for excellence in 25 categories in the apparel industry. The evening of celebration was graced by Kavita Gupta, IAS, Textile Commissioner; BS Nagesh-Founder, TRRAIN; Vijayalaxmi Poddar; Viren Shah; Rakesh Biyani of Future Group, and other stalwarts from the apparel industry.
Jayesh Shah, Chairman, Apex Award Sub Committee, stated that the Apex Awards were presented as per the findings of the research done by Nielsen India Pvt Ltd. The President’s award for Outstanding Contribution by CMAI Member to the industry was given to Ashok Shah, Chairman of CMAI Fair Sub Committee for his contribution in taking the National Garment Fair to a new level.
The award for the Clothing Company of the Year under domestic category went to Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd. The Clothing Company of the Year – Exports Award was won by Shahi Exports Pvt Ltd of Faridabad. IVY League Award for the Most Admired Clothing Company of the Year (Small & Medium) was presented to Pragati Fashions Pvt Ltd.
Anita Donge was honoured with the Woman Entrepreneur of The Year Award. The Retail Professional of the Year Award was Presented to Vasanth Kumar M of Max Retail Division of Lifestyle International. Manohar Chatlani of SOCH was presented the Retail Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The Distributor of the Year Award went to Arihant Marketing of Guwahati. The Brand Professional of the Year Award was presented to Suresh J of Arvind Lifestyles.
Ravi Modi of Manyvar was presented with the Brand Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
The Brand of the Year - Kidswear Award went to Gini & Jony. The Brands of the Year Award Men’s & Women’s Innerwear went to Jockey. The Brand of the Year - Women’s Indian Ethnic wear Award went to BIBA and The Brand of the Year - Women’s Western Wear was won by Deal.
The Brand of the Year – Men’s Indian Ethnic Wear Award went to Manyavar and The Brand of the Year - Denim Wear, award went to Levi’s. The Brand of the Year - Men’s Formal Wear Award went to Louis Philippe and for Men’s Casual Wear to Mufti.
The IVY League Award for the Most Admired Kids Wear Brand (Small & Medium) went to Blazo, The IVY League Award for the Most Admired Women’s Wear Brand (Small & Medium) went to Dressline and The IVY League Award for the Most Admired Men’s Wear Brand (Small & Medium) went to Nostrum. The Jury Award for the Student Designer of the Year went to Anshika Goyal of NIFT, Mumbai.
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