There was a time Fashion was meant for only the first world countries. The Concrete jungle saw the beautiful and lustful taste of the fashion industry. Majority of the trend forecasting, fashion bloggers that one follows are born in the first world countries.
It was as if the fashion was only meant for them and not for the developing countries like that of India. It was only later that the fashion industry of India boomed, the best fashion designers in India emerged and India and the cultural infused trend of the country shook hands with the oh-so-classic global fashion.
From legendary flag bearers of the fashion industry, today the industry is well known and is warmly welcoming enormous amount of talented individuals.
Various veterans of the Indian fashion scene have worked hard and come together to make fashion not only for the rich but for everyone. India has a vast range of cultures, the Indian fashion scenario works wonders because of the fusion of the west and the original cultures and textiles of this culturally rich nation.
The following is a list of the Top 10 Indian Fashion Designers In India, one should always look out for.
1. Manish Malhotra
This veteran in the industry is synonymous with fashion in Bollywood. He started his walk into fame by designing and styling the heartthrob – Juhi Chawla for the movie Swarg.
Today in a decade’s time he has styled all the big shots of the film industry and the fashion scenario.
His high fashion store by the same name “Manish Malhotra”. He works on a number of high profile wedding trousseau and Bollywood.
2. Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks in one of the famous fashion designer in India started out as a catering student but soon found his main calling- Design and Fashion. He is all about beauty, chic and the classic color – white. He is an artist.
He takes fashion on another level with his collection called the Wendell Rodricks Shiva Temples Collection at the Indian festival held in Canton and Shanghai.
He went up to various extends to figure out fashion. He interned at the museum of the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology, New York to study and learn the preservation process of costumes.
3. Ritu Kumar
She is the woman with a vision. One of the well-known fashion designers in India & flag bearers of the Indian fashion community, she launched her label – Ritu Kumar in the year 1969 in a tiny studio on the outskirts of Kolkata. Today, Ritu Kumar is one of the biggest brands with 27 stores all across the country.
She introduced the art of using the fine craftsmanship of the talented craftsmen of the nation and the beautiful textiles that India is famous for.
Her design philosophy is all about textiles play with the right blend of aesthetics and modern sophistication.
4. Masaba Gupta
Masaba Gupta’s signature style is a combination of traditional religious aesthetics and the perfect blend of the modern touch. She has been a very famous name with the who’s who if the Film industry and is much loved for her quirky bold prints.
This young dress designer is graduated from SNDT women’s university in 2009 with a diploma in Apparel Manufacture and Design.
5. Rina Dhaka
Considered to be one of the most creative minds of the nation, she started her career by creating lines of ranges for designer labels like ‘Ensemble’ and ‘Mutiny’. She has her own niche and is well known for her forte in western wear.
Her knowledge of wovens and knits has taken her places. Today her collections can be seen at Carma, Kimaya, Selfridges, Taylor, and Lord to name a few.
She is known as the best women(who think) dress designer in India. She has won the best designer award in Miami Fashion Week 2004.
6. Manish Arora
The most colorful and eccentric designer in the fashion industry in India is Manish Arora. Owner of two fashion labels ‘Fish Fry‘ and ‘Manish Arora’ has not left any stone unturned to make his name and work known to everybody. His work is tocked up at Lord in NewYork and six leading cities in the nation.
Manish Arora was awarded the ‘Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’ for bringing colors and bold statement in the fashion industry.
7. Rohit Bal
This man is known to be the Master of fabric and drama! His work under his label by the same name is handcrafted to perfection, with meticulous attention to every detail possible. Some of the who’s who of the global fashion world are his most loyal clients.
8. Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Who knew that the simple boy of National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata would be such a big name in the industry in just about no time? He works with various fusions of styles and textiles. He loves textiles of India and makes it a point that the culture of India oozes out in all his creations.
9. Tarun Tahiliani
He came up with the idea of revolutionizing the fashion industry. He launched the first ever fashion boutique by the name ‘Ensemble’ in the year 1987.
He did not just stop there. He launched his own design studio known as the Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio in Delhi and has his own brand label known as ‘Ahilian’. His clothes are exported to the globe.
10. Ritu Beri
Ritu Beri is the first Indian fashion designer to represent the Indian fashion industry in Paris. A very well known face. Her style of work and elegance has no bounds and never be compared with anybody in the industry.
She is one of the first females in the nation to work and take up fashion, her collection known as Lavaanya is still talked about.