Best Fashion Designers In India

With a rich heritage of marvelous craftsmanship and delicate designs, Indian fashion designers never want to leave their ethnicity behind. Rather, they try to incorporate ethnicity with modernity. The Indian fashion industry is expanding and has already achieved a prestigious spot in the fashion world, globally. Don’t you feel proud knowing Sabyasachi Mukherjee collaborated with Christine Louboutin? Yes, they proudly presented their unique handcrafted each-one-of-a-kind sabya inspired embroidered shoes. Some unique traditional embroidery handbags were created to match with the unique shoes that danced to the light.

Oh, did we not yet mention Ritu Kumar? She is a veteran fashion designer, working since 1969. Her contribution to the Indian Fashion Industry is elephantine. Manish Malhotra, Rohit Bal, Sandeep Khosla and Abu Jani, Neeta Lulla are some of the eminent faces in India and world fashion as well.

The emerging pool of designers are helping to make designer wear accessible and affordable to the mass. Each of the designs is unique in its way and doesn’t lack the touch of traditionality. Let’s check out the names of the best fashion designers in India. To know, navigate below.

Famous Designers Of India

Here’s presenting the famous and the best fashion designers of India.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

The one-stop destination for bridal wear. Indian brides can’t think of anyone else other than Sabyasachi Mukherjee. Do you remember the ones worn by Deepika and Anushka for their wedding? No one can forget the exquisite colour combinations, textures, the embroidery, the elegance. That is Sabyasachi Mukherjee, a Kolkata based designer, who bagged this position in the fashion world with his sense of critical love for ancient and medieval Indian attire with unusual fabrics and experimentally bright colour.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Manish Malhotra

He is almost the most famous and well-known fashion designer of India. Although he started his career as a model, later shifted to what he does best. Manish Malhotra can claim himself as a self-made designer because he started his career with Sridevi for the movie Gumrah without any formal training. His career started with it. Manish Malhotra is known for his classy, elegant and minds startling designs. A number of stores are available all over India and few in abroad, Manish Malhotra is the unstoppable horse in the Bollywood fashion industry. Manish Malhotra’s high couture level has brought him to the mainstream Bollywood and now we thank god for that.

Manish Malhotra bridal design


Ritu Kumar

One of the best fashion designers in India, Ritu Kumar set in motion the modern form of boutique in India. Since 1969 she is still dominating the fashion industry. Started from a small manufacturing house near Kolkata with just four block printing machines, she now has stores all over India and abroad. She has also been awarded the Padma Shree award for her outstanding and undeniable contribution to the Indian fashion, textile and craftsmanship. She also received a prestigious award from France, “Chevalier des arts et des lettres” for the same. Her line of work is known for presenting royal Indian aesthetics and sophistication which re-defines fashion in the contemporary era.

Neeta Lulla

A moment comes in your life when you realise what you are actually made for. Neeta Lulla realised her niche, passion and her meaning to life when she won the best fashion designer award during her college. She became unstoppable that day. Neeta Lulla worked in over 300 movies in seven different languages. She even worked for films like Devdas, Jodha Akbar, kochadaiiyaan and many more. She makes a strong mixture of contemporary styles with ethnicity that defines the line of work by Neeta Lulla.

Neeta Lulla

Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama

An emerging fashion designer from India, launched her debut pret-a-porter collection for the Lakme fashion week Gen Next Summer/Resort, 2015 under her label P.E.L.L.A. She works to promote the concept that there is beauty in imperfection. Her work is influenced by the Japanese Wabi-Sabi school. Her debut concentrated on natural fabrics like silk, handcrafted aesthetics and silhouettes. She named her collection “utopic”, which is really mind shaking.

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Tarun Tahiliani

A combination of the Italian cutting patterns and Indian craftsmanship which combines with modern technologies like digital printing and evolves with something that is chic and international, with ritzy Indian aesthetics yet such contemporary influence, he is a God. In1987, he opened India’s first multi-designer boutique and also founded his own store in 1990. Tarun Tahiliani became the first Indian fashion designer to participate in the Milan Fashion Week.

Anita Dongre

Do you love multifarious yet elegant pieces, then Anita Dongre is your type. Her main philosophy is to make people wear the brands and not the other way around. Starting from two sewing machines in a single room to owning 4 labels under her and two stores in America, Anita Dongre is an achiever and one of the famous designers of India.

Anita Dongre Fashion collection

Rohit Bal

Naomi Campbell, Pamela Anderson, Uma Tharman and many more had praised Rohit Bal’s collection while wearing outfits designed by him. He understands the psyche and the energy released from the fashion world, no other knows it better than him. He started his career working for his brother’s clothing company, and ultimately establishing a brand of his own in 1990.

Masaba Gupta

Did you love the pocket saree idea or the polka dot jumpsuits or the denim sarees? She uses kaleidoscopic colours and bold geometric shapes to enhance the hippy yet contemporary styles out of you. She has been awarded “The Most Promising Designer” award at the Lakme fashion week. She is not just limited to her costume designing spree but tried her hands at cosmetics too, which is a big hit too!

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Sandip Khosla And Abu Jani

A designer who is living life and experiencing success to the most, only their 30s, that’s Sandip Khosla and Abu Jani for you. Again, we see the blend of aesthetics with modernity. They are famously known for zardozi and chikankari work with a little twist as always. Do you remember the song by Beyonce, “Hymn for the weekend”? Is there any particular thing that strikes you, go check out now.