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15 Most Famous Fashion Designers in India

The land of India harbors some of the finest craftsmen and artists. With client base everywhere, setting new trends and reviving lost traditional designs, Indian designers leave no stone unturned. The designer couturiers from India are unparalleled. Skyscraping to the standards of Paris and New York, Indian designers have established their names in the market.

The top designers of India are members of stylist crews of Hollywood celebrities too. International fashion magazines also have them as their first choice for designing for any cover shoot and special editions.

Sabyasachi Mukherji

The most trending and unconventional designer Sabyasachi is every bride’s dream. His wedding collections are loved by superstars too. Many actresses have opted for him to design all their wedding looks. Along with bridal collections, he also creates fusion wear. He has reinvented the jumpsuit for women and dhoti for men. Controversies always have him due to his edgy style. Sabyasachi has collaborated with many international designers to release their own labels. Jewelry such as Irani Jadau sets are also a part of his brand.

Tarun Tahiliani

One of the senior designers who is the idol of every newcomer, Tarun Tahiliani began his career back in the 1970s. His first boutique was named Ensemble and has branches in parts of Delhi and Mumbai. Not only does he design amazing clothes but also works as an interior designer, hotel theme curator, and event set designer. Notably, all his collections have a European touch with the silhouettes.

Manish Malhotra

His name comes along whenever you think of any of the leading actresses entire film career. Manish Malhotra has worked with almost every single artist in the industry for their most important looks. Red carpet events inevitably have more than one actor and actress wearing his work. One would be surprised that he didn’t have a degree in fashion and instead was himself a model. A major portion of movies of Indian cinema has had him as the main designer. Being a couturier for over three decades Indian fashion trends have been often set by his work.

Ritu Kumar

Her quirky styles showcased in fashion weeks can make anyone believe her to be a new designer. Ritu has been the industry for over 30 years and has three brands. Label Ritu Kumar is now a luxury brand. She has her stores in New York, Paris and London. For her contributions to the country, she had received a Padma Shri in 2013. Online stores are now making it possible for the common man to get to wear her designs. The once biggest woman designer of India hasn’t taken a back seat. Bright colors and lot of shimmer are the distinct characteristics of her style.

Manish Arora

Bringing wildness into the dainty fashion pieces on models is a cakewalk for Manish Arora. Unique headgear and motifs send the message loud that it has to be his collection and no other. All his fashion shows have been a hit and whether athleisure outfits or everyday ethnic wear brands like BIBA, Manish has been part of all diverse ventures. His collections have been put up in various museums during exhibitions too. He was amongst the foremost designers who were awarded in a formal awards event.

Rohit Bal

You talk of nothing but velvets and brocades with peacocks and heavy work when you are thinking about Rohit Bal. He has worked with leading ladies of the Indian fashion industry and film industry. Sushmita Sen, Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan have been his showstoppers. Rohit also designs for men and has even created Khadi garments. His early life was spent in Jammu Kashmir and later he moves to Mumbai for further studies. Today he has stores all over the metropolitan cities.

Ritu Beri

She has a touch of European historical culture in her work. After completing her professional studies from NIFT Delhi, Ritu Beri launched her own label called Lavanya. She later did something no other would done, creating a non profit platform for amateurs. Her work got her a break in the international fashion world. Heading a French label she showcased her collections in international fashion weeks.

Anita Dongre

The cutesy intricate floral patterns, subtle colors and layers in her fabrics turn fairytales into reality. Without even doing anything out of the box her designs are extremely wearable yet most classic. Anita Dongre is the voice of the new generation despite being a fashion industry giant. Her latest brands Global Desi and AND are the most latest chic wear. She also invests in organic clothing under her label Anita Dongre Grassroot.

Rina Dhaka

Naomi Campbell and eminent people of the world have Rina as their head to the designer. The common man might not have heard her name that’s just because she is invested in the aristocratic class. She has been in the industry for years. Her creations include a lot of silk and soft textures.

Sandeep Khosla

He was one the of the multi-designer team member in Ensemble boutique of Tarun Tahiliani. Not only does he design heavy embroidery occasion wear, his skills include furniture designing. He belongs to Dehradun and has done his schooling from the same. Later he assisted film designers and created many labels like Limelight and Mata Hari.

Wendell Rodricks

More than his fashion career he is known for his activism for gay rights and homosexuality issues. He openly accepted his sexuality an married the love of his life despite it being against the law. American top ten designers have him as one of the names. His career has been a roller coaster and has big breaks like opening the Dubai Fashion Week. A Padma Shri awardee Wendell has written his biography called The Green Room. He has also written other books.

Neeta Lula

You can’t end the best designers list without naming the most desirable designer in India. Neeta has devoted herself to all-time Bollywood designing. Her biggest breaks were designing for Devdas that was a box office smasher of those days. Later she also designed wedding outfits for Miss World Aishwarya Rai and Rakhi Sawant. She also had Late Sridevi as her loyal client whom the whole nation hails as the biggest fashion icon ever.

Anamika Khanna

Anamika is considered as the designer who was able to make it earliest. Her brand is an international label called Ana Mika. Not only does she hint the European culture in her work, and instead even employs international the tailoring and techniques. She has been involved in many social cause events. Collaborations with other brands got her the fame to move ahead and become the icon she is today.

JJ Vallaya

Best known for his ALIKA creation inspired by the history of royal courts of India Vallaya trained under Rohit Khosla. He has more labels than any other designer. The unique style of narrating stories through garment collections has been the reason for him being on the list. He has an ace photographer within the designer brain. Ability to showcase collections based on photographic looks allowed him to explore every kind of men and women wear.

Suneet Verma

BMW Series 7 interiors have been designed by Suneet Verma! He began his career as a couturier but moved on to work for a handbag brand called Judith Leiber. Yves Saint Laurent was his first international venture. Later he also worked for Arvind Mills Ltd that house labels such as Louis Phillipe based in India.

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