India is home to grandiose fashion outfits and designers; from Sabyasachi Mukherjee to Ritu Kumar and Manish Malhotra, each garment displays baroque handiwork, lavish fabrics and weaving skills, that redefines the ancient Indian ways of doing things.
Indian fashion has carved out a niche for itself in the global stage. Our designers are creating a buzz with their creative skills, escorted with the help of ultra-modern technologies. The Indian design is expanding to a grand stage with exotic apparels and designer outfits in the game.
Here are the top 5 gen-next Indian designers who have influenced the Indian fashion sense and are driving Indian handicrafts and fabrics to the international stage.
1. Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Sabyasachi Mukherjee needs no introduction. He is among the top choice for sumptuous wedding apparels. The designer is well-known for fusing the rich Indian style and classic value to his designs. He has designed outfits for a list of celebrity duo including Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli, Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas.
He is the only designer to be part of the top-of-the-line fashion weeks in London, Milan, and New York.
2. Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra is by far the most lauded fashion designer of Bollywood. The Indian fashion and Malhotra designs go hand in hand.
After hitting the floor as a model at the age of 25, Manish went on to design for top models and stars like Kylie Minogue, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Reese Witherspoon. His designs have also been worn by the Princess of Riyadh and the late ‘King of Pop’, Michael Jackson.
The king of Indian fashion, Malhotra brags of flagship stores in Mumbai and Delhi.
3. Ritu Kumar
Ritu Kumar is one of the most senior fashion designers working in the country. A Padma Shri awardee, she has been ruling the Indian fashion circuit since 1969.
She is the official designer for Miss India aspirants in India as well as at the Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Asia Pacific pageants. Her designs are an exotic blend of intricacy and embellishments that displays her exemplary sense of beauty
You can find her collections all over the world, with 35 global stores currently flaunting her collections.
4. Rohit Bal
Born in Kashmir, Rohit is well-known for the creativity and drama, he brings into his designs.
Crafting plush designs for decades now, Bal is one of the best in the fashion space out there. He brings quality both to his fabric and designs, earning him the tag of ‘Indian Master of fabric and fantasy’ by the Time Magazine.
He has multiple flagship stores in metropolitans of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bangalore.
5. Tarun Tahiliani
Tarun is known for his ability to fuse Indian craftsmanship with contemporary technologies like digital textile printing. He is the first Indian designer to display his works at Milan Fashion Week.
After opening India’s first multi-designer boutique in 1987, he went on to set up his own studio in 1990. His signature style is to drive Italian elements mixed with Indian textile heritage to his designs. Tahiliani designs are a perfect blend of Indian aesthetics fused with European styles.
At present, he has taken over the designing projects and has crafted interiors for multiple luxury hotels.
The Last Thought
India is gifted with artistic designers who display exceptional designs to our fashion cult. With age-old classic designs infused with a contemporary vision, they are making impressive garments as an ode to the rich and diverse culture of India. Enjoy the ancient sense of pride and beauty with seasoned Indian designers.