India’s fashion industry has evolved over the years and has made a mark on the international stage for fashion. With growing visibility in the world of fashion, Indian fashion has gained popularity.
It is liking in many other countries. Indian fashion designers have also gained fame on the world stage for their creativity and artistic excellence.
The attire popular in India “Sari” has become well known all over the world. Today, the Indian fashion industry has a very significant contribution to the growth of the economy. It is helpful for the development of related industries like textile, fashion education etc.
It is due to this popularity that Indian fabric and textile has great demand outside. Its exports have increased manifold.
Since India is rich in cultural and religious diversity, there is no standard dressing type or style. Every state has its own traditional attire specialized with their own type of fabric, fabric design and embroidery.
Also, every religion has its own specialty of holy dresses and process of worship. This cultural diversity has given Indian fashion designers a wide canvas to explore, experiment and create a new, unique and special dressing style.
The blend of traditional and contemporary styles has helped bring in great freshness in the dressing style. Another industry which coexists with the Indian fashion industry giving it a boost from time to time is the Indian movie industry known as Bollywood.
Indian designers have gained fame, thanks to the celebrities of Bollywood industry. They have displayed the art of Indian fashion designers and shown their creativity. In this way, they have helped to make the latest fashion trends in Men and Women.
Here is a list of top Indian fashion designers who have become popular with their unique and exclusive designs. Their style is popular not only in India but also in the International fashion industry:
His first debut was designing for Juhi Chawla in Swarg at the age of 25. After that, there was no looking back. He became the brand for style in Bollywood.
Manish Malhotra has transformed the fashion industry by designing custom looks for a character. He has made some great designs for some of the best actresses in the industry.
They include Sridevi, Urmila Matondkar, Karishma Kapoor, Kajol, Raveena Tandon, Manisha Koirala, Madhuri Dixit, Twinkle Khanna, Shilpa Shetty, Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherjee, and Preity Zinta.
With each of his designs gaining popularity, he formally started his fashion brand in 1998 with his exclusive couture store
Reverie-Manish Malhotra. He has also designed many wedding ensembles for high profile royal families. For many years, he set the latest fashion trends for men and women in India.
His reputation soared after he designed clothes for Michael Jackson for his appearance for Bollywood awards in New York. His work was applauded by the singer and he signed him to design for him for his show in Munich and for his children too.
Another top fashion designer is Wendell Rodricks who was a catering graduate but ended up in the Fashion industry introducing new fashion trends.
Known for his love for white, Wendell Rodricks is popular for his minimalistic chic style. He also writes special features for various magazines like Apparel, Femina, Goa today.
He is also active as a free-lance for fashion journalism in Indian media. His talent has shown strides in Theatre Design, styling in advertisements and other forecast portfolios.
His special Shiva Temples collection was displayed in 1994 by Ministry of Culture at the Festival of India Peking, Canton and Shanghai.
Wendell Rodricks is known to patronize Goan artist through exclusive promotions at the Wendell Rodricks Couture Salon. His work was liked so much by The Fundacao Oriente.
He also gave away a scholarship to the designer to intern at the famous Museu Nacional do Traje in Lisbon. Apart from this, Wendell Rodricks also interned at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. This was done to gain knowledge about costume preservation and maintenance.
A great fashion brand by themselves, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla have rose to fame by way of success. They have much-received media attention as well.
The twosome has an unlimited and exclusive creative partnership presenting the finest fashion talent. Being the first to present their work at Harrods, the Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla show is very much awaited.
The boys though lacked any professional training, their artistic finish and creative fusion has done wonders in the fashion industry. They have well presented Indian ethnic wear with a contemporary look.
One of the most popular fashion designers of India, Tarun Tahiliani got professional training and degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.
His training gave him vision and scope to create designer wear in India. Tahilani’s fashion boutique “Ensemble” opened in 1987 had brought great transformation in the arena of fashion.
His exclusive designing studio in New Delhi is known by his name Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio. He also launched his own brand label known as Ahilian which became prominent for its unique style and exclusiveness.
His designer attire was sold in Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai and in New Delhi and Mumbai.
A great designer who hailed from Jodhpur city also known as sun city is JJ Valaya. He has been popular for creating amazing blend of conventional crafts with modern state of the art designs and style.
Valaya was the first Indian Couture label in 1994 who gave a solo show in India. His works bring in the royalty and magnificence of the Kings with a touch or modern era. Also, his label JJ Valaya life is India’s biggest solo designer store till date.
Valaya has shared stage with World’s top designers in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, London, Dubai, New York, and Paris. Over the years, JJ Valaya has grown as India’s top fashion designer.
He has created new trends in fashion for both men and women. He has created some fine fashion dress for men women in the past few years
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