Fashion Industry of India is popular worldwide and Indian fashion designers are shining in international front. India’s rich culture and tradition have been admired throughout the world.
Earlier Indian fashion was not known in the international fashion world. But today India’s fashion designers have carved a niche in the international fashion world. These designers have blended different styles of various cultures of India and have given a new trend in the fashion world.
The Indian film industry has also played a major role in expanding India’s fashion on the international fashion front. People from all over the world are mesmerized by Indian fabric and styles. Top 10 Indian fashion designers to look for are.
1. Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra is a Couturier, costume stylist, entrepreneur, social media influencer and revivalist. Manish Malhotra’s prolific career spanning 27 years has seen him redefine fashion for an entire generation of Indians. Manish Malhotra started his career as a model while studying at Elphinstone College in Mumbai.
Though he did not have formal fashion design training, Manish’s love for sketching, passion for cinema and penchant for clothes, saw him veer towards costume styling. He revolutionized costume designing and introduced the concept of styling in Bollywood after his first film as a designer for Juhi Chawla-starrer ‘Swarg’.
A firm believer that costume was an integral part of visual story-telling, Manish clearly marked his foothold in the fashion industry by winning the first Filmfare Costume Award ever conferred for the film ‘Rangeela’.
2. Tarun Tahiliani
Tarun Tahiliani is a brand that straddles the present while rooted in India’s heritage of draped form and tradition of artistry.
Founded in 1995, the Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio juxtaposes modern sartorial prowessAcross Couture, Occasion Wear, and Ready-to-Wear, the designer’s studio creates unique combinations of historical opulence and contemporary chic through the fine crafts and textiles of India.
3. Ritu Kumar
Ritu Kumar is the largest & most respected designer-wear brand in India today. Since 1969, it has developed a unique style of its own, reflecting the ancient traditions of Indian craftsmanship in a contemporary vocabulary.
Mrs. Kumar’s understanding of ancient designs and the innovative use of traditional crafts has created a new classicism. Today the company is renowned for its distinctive use of colors, quality of fabrics, intricate embroideries and a gloriously rich Indian aesthetic.
4. Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Sabyasachi Mukherjee is an Indian fashion designer from Kolkata. Sabyasachi has created a brand that has represented a comfort zone to global Indians and remained undestroyed through major socio-economical-political changes.
His recent collections project India in a new light to the west which in turn would help Indian textiles and tourism in a big way. His clothes are found in countries far and wide like U.S.A, Kuwait, UAE, Switzerland, Russia, Greece, Germany, and U.K among others.
5. Rohit Bal
Rohit Bal is a fashion designer from New Delhi, India. Rohit draws from influences, wide and varied. From the village crafts and traditional methods of design that India is so rich in, to the transient phenomenon of the sub continent’s urban landscape, the designer brings them all to life in his spectacular yet original language.
Has held fashion shows in London, Paris, New York, Singapore, Moscow, Jakarta, Colombo, Sao Paulo, Munich, Geneva and all major cities in India. His collections have been met with an incredible and enthusiastic response.
6. Manish Arora
Manish Arora is an Indian fashion designer based in New Delhi. It was in 1997, that the world 1st viewed Manish’s design aesthetic with the launch of his label ‘Manish Arora’.
Manish Arora has been toasted across the Fashion world with Fashion spreads in International magazines such as V Magazine, Interview, Vogue, Elle, Harpers, L’officiel. He has also collaborated with eminent brands such as Walt Disney, Swarovski, Swatch, Reebok, Barbie, Monoprix, Nespresso, Nivea, MAC Cosmetics, Pommery, and Amrapali among others.
7. Neeta Lulla
Neeta Lulla is an Indian costume designer and fashion stylist who has worked on over 300 films. Neeta Lulla whirled into the fashion scene more than two decades ago. Hailed as the ‘Czarina of Indian Fashion’, Neeta Lulla is today a force to reckon with in the glamour and the fashion retail industry. Her designs have not only been recognized in India but have also acquired great acclaims globally.
8. Ritu Beri
Ritu Beri’s name is synonymous with the explosive globalization of India’s fashion industry. A pioneer in her field, she launched her label in 1990 when India was still awakening to the couture era. She was also the first designer to storm the catwalks of Paris with her label and was anointed India’s Fashion Queen.
9. Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla
Established in 1986, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla is one of India’s oldest and most celebrated Couture Houses. The Brand is coveted for its formal, occasion and bridal wear. It is a trend-setting rather than a trend following label.
Their clothes are a unique meld, using the finest fabrics as a canvas, which comes alive with exquisite embroideries and intricate embellishments to create what has been described as modern masterpieces.
10. Anita Dongre
Anita Dongre has been at the forefront of fashion for over 20 years, having created one of the most successful fashion houses in India. Launched in 1995, the House of Anita Dongre comprises a portfolio of brands namely AND (western wear brand for women), Global Desi (boho chic brand for women) and the luxury brand Anita Dongre offering bespoke bridal, couture, luxury prêt (Grassroot), menswear and handcrafted gold jadau jewellery (Pinkcity).
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