Although cities like Paris and Milan comes to the mind, when one talks about fasion, the fact is that fashion is a huge industry in India.
With India openingup to the world, Indian Fashion designers got a much wider platform to showcase their talents, no wonder the ‘Sari’ (India’s national costume) has become so popular around the world.
There are several talented Indian Fashion Designers, who are not only working in Bollywood (designing for the top stars) but are also making their mark in the global arena (at the same time keepin traditional Indian embroideries and hand work alive.)
These professionals style Print, TVC , Fashion/editorial shoots and Fashion weeks. The styling services provided by them usually include planning the entire look upbeat styling of clothes,drapist, accessories, footwear, to planning hair and make up.
Strong with innovative sourcing from designers all across India, including stores, brands,streets etc and have an in-house styling wardrobe as well. They also do client focused personal shopping for occasions/media appearances or work on their wardrobe for an entire season.
Take a look at these top Indian Designers & Stylists, who work with big Bollywood stars.
Perhaps the mostwell-known face, because of his proximity to leading Bollywood stars, Manish Malhotra is definitely among India’s leading and most successful fashion designer. Known to give a glamorous ‘look’ to the character, Manish designs for most of the leading actresses in Bollywood.
Indian fashion stylist and costume designer Neeta Lulla has been in the industry for more than two decades and has received several National Film Awards for Best Costume Design. From simplicity to royalty, renowned designer Neeta Lulla has designed them all, she brings together western and Indian design elements with a fresh perspective.
Ritu Beri is a Delhi based fashion designer of international repute. Beri has been instrumental in the globalization of India’s fashion industry. Ritu Beri has alsoworked as a stylist for top Bollywood celebrities.
She is the first Asian designer to head the French fashion brand, Scherrer. She is alumni of the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT); today she serves on the board of Governors at NIFT. Ritu Beri is the author of the personal fashion book, 101 Ways to Look Your Best.
Perhaps one of the most commercially successful designers (has created a fashion empire), her signature labels include Anita Dongre, Timeless, Anita Dongre Inter-Pret & Grassroot, AND and Global Desi.
She’s the owner of ‘House of Anita Dongre’, recognized as India’s leading fashion house.
Another delhi based fashion designer, who at one time, used to work a lot with Bollywood stars. The celebrated Indian designeris known for his sophisticated designs that integrate both traditional and modern worlds.
Rohit Bal is an connoisseur, both in womenswear and menswear. He also has bridal and evening collections, in addition to day-wear and ready-to-wear.
Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla
Considered to be among the top bridal designers, their designs are usually a marriage between Indian tradition and western silhouettes.
Noted Indian fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani is best known for his blend of rich Indian craftsmanship with European designs. Tarun studied at the Doon School and has a degree in Business Management from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. Tarun opened the first fashion boutique in India, ‘Ensemble’ in 1987.
In the industry, many call JJ Valaya the ‘Monarch of Indian fashion’. His hand embroideries and exquisite bridal trousseau are a rage around the world. His timeless attires have a fresh and distinct look.
A coveted designer (and quite well-known too), Sabyasachi is credited for bringing traditional Indian crafts to the forefront of fashion.
Wendell Rodricks is leading Indian fashion designer based in Goa. Besides styling, Wendell is involved in a wide range of fashion related things. He lectures on world costume history, does fashion journalism, bsides styling for international advertising campaigns.
Another popular designer, the young and talented Rocky S has an artistic mind and a flair for creativity.
Delhi based fashion designer Ritu Kumar has designed the wardrobes (swimwear, eveningwear, traditional Indian wear, casual wear, formal evening gowns) of several Miss India winners, for their participation in International Beauty Pageants.
Falguni & Shane Peacock
Falguni and Shane Peacock are known for their unique and unusual styling, and attention to detail they give to each design to create “Luxury”. Falguni and Shane Peacock have successfully exported the glitz of Indian couture embroidery to global pop culture and Hollywood, having dressed the likes of Paris Hilton and Rihanna.
Falguni Shane Peacock
Often listed among the top Indian designers, Anamika’s collections have a strong Indian influence.
Anavila is known for her unique designs, especially the linen sarees that reflect ‘Indian’ in its true rustic beauty.
A popular designer who styles both menswear and womenswear, Narendra Kumar’s designs are known for their clean cuts and modern silhouettes.
Esha Amin started of as a full-time stylist working at Style cell-by Anaita Shroff Adajania. Since then she has had a great career as a freelance stylist, styling Bollywood celebrities, working on magazine, TV and advertisement shoots.
Nandita Mahtani is a famous Bollywood fashion designer. Sunjay Kapoor (who divorced Karishma Kapoor) was earlier married to designer Nandita Mahtani.