TOP 10 FASHION DESIGNERS IN INDIA

The textile industry is the second largest industry in India after agriculture and when it comes to choosing an apparel we all wanted to be a designer.

We, Indians, are really very fortunate to see some budding fashion designers who through time have proven their worth as top fashion designers not only within the country but also across the world. High-end Indian brands like Peter England, Allen Solly are now famous all over the world. If you want to pursue your career in fashion designing or really want to increase your fashion knowledge, then go ahead and check out the list below where we have mentioned the top 10 Indian fashion designers who have flourishingly made a place for themselves in the global fashion industry.

Without any further ado, let’s directly dive into the main topic.

Indian Top 10 Fashion Designers

Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar
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Ritu Kumar is one of the most respected fashion designer. She is known for her great fashion sense and unique design style. Her products are enriched with rich Indian heritage as well as contemporary fashion items. Her attractive designs are very much loved by famous Bollywood and International celebrities. She also received many awards like “Padma Shri Award”, “Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award”, “Delhi Women of the Decade Achievers Award”, “The Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Award” etc. 

Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani
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One of the most well known names in the world of fashion. He is mainly known for his couture bridal gown and rose to fame when Jemima Khan wore his outfit for her wedding to Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan. He together with his wife co-founded India’s first multi-designer boutique in 1987 and then after two years gap they set up Tahilani Design Studio

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Sabyasachi Mukherjee
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Sabyasachi is a very renowned name in the world of fashion. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli’s wedding outfits are designed by none other than him. The list also includes other celebrities like Bipasha Basu, Samantha Akkineni, Vidya Balan, Isha Ambani, Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. He also owns National Award for Best Costume Design for the movie Black through which Sabyasachi’s label made its debut in the film industry. 

Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra
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Manish Malhotra needs no introduction.  Though he started his career as a model, but soon he realized his true talent and gradually became a costume designer. He became instant famous when he designed a costume for RANGEELA in 1995. Since then he has become a favourite of all Indian top celebrities. He has not only assigned to Indian celebrities but also foreign celebrities like Michael Jackson and many other international stars. 

Anita Dongre

Anita Dongre
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Anita Dongre is one of the foremost fashion designers in India. In spite of being a member of a traditional, conservative family, she broke all the stereotypes and craved her way as a successful fashion designer. She took the keenest interest in fashion from a very young age and her mother was her first inspiration. She started her journey with only two sewing machines in early 1990 and then gradually set up her fashion house “House of Anita Dongre”.  Now she has four labels named-AND, Global Desi, Anita Dongre(bridal couture and prêt men’s wear), Anita Dongre Grassroot.

Manish Arora

Manish Arora
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Manish Arora is a world-famous fashion designer. He launched his first own label “Manish Arora” in 1997 and his second label “Fish Fry” in 2001. He represented India at the London Fashion Week in September 2005. Furthermore, He was designated as the “Best Indian Fashion Designer” by a fashion jury in a leading Indian publication, Outlook. He has also worked in collaboration with high-end brands like MAC(a famous cosmetics brand) and Swatch for a limited edition of watches.

Neeta Lulla

Neeta Lulla
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Neeta Lullla is one of the most famous icons in the world of fashion who is known as a costume designer and fashion stylist. She is the first woman designer of India who received National Film Awards four times for her best costume designs. She designed costumes for many blockbuster Bollywood movies like Devdas, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, Manikarnika, Darr, Taal and Jodha Akbar. She also designed the wedding outfits of Aishwarya and Abhishek.

Sandeep Khosla And Abu Jani

Sandeep Khosla And Abu Jani
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The designer duo Sandeep Khosla and Abu Jani, who is known as ‘The Boys’ in the fashion world has gifted India one of the most remarkable fashion houses. The duo is well known for their Chikinkari and Zardosi work. This duo has also designed costumes for Bachchan family.

Gaurang Shah

Gaurang Shah
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When we are talking about fashion, then the name pops up in our mind is Gaurang Shah. He has given a new life to the age-old dying art of India by popularizing the Khadi. He is also praised by veteran film actress Sharmila Tagore for his work.

Anamika Khanna

Anamika Khanna
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Another woman who successfully leave her footprints in the fashion world is Anamika Khanna. She is the first Indian designer to launch an International label: “Ana mika”. Her work is a perfect blend of western modernity and Indian tradition. She quickly became famous among all the leading ladies for her unique work and now she is ruling the fashion world. 

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Conclusion

This list consists of the famous fashion designers of India who have become an inspiration for many fashion enthusiasts. From Ritu Kumar to Anamika Khanna, these fashion stylists bring a revolution in the fashion world by inventing new styles with their creative minds. Now check out the list and find out yourself if your favourite designer is in this list or not.