The fashion industry in India is booming rapidly due to the talented designers and celebrities sporting their best outfits. Indirectly, the Bollywood industry is dependent on these fashion designers who make them look their best with their outfits and accessories. As the industry is thriving, many Indian designers are also going global with their labels and brand. Bringing Indian fabrics and their aesthetic to the international market is a huge deal especially when the west designers have saturated the market with their collections. From celebrity designer Manish Malhotra to new-gen designer Masaba Gupta, the Indian fashion scene has been going through a major change which is bringing them to the international forefront.
Thereby, on the occasion of World Fashion Day, we have listed down the top 6 fashion designers who are breaking the glass ceiling with their fascinating designs:
- Sabyasachi Mukherjee
This man needs no introduction. Sabyasachi Mukherjee is best known for his fascinating body of work on traditional clothes which makes him one of the leading designers in India. From bridal wear to clutch, his brand is versatile in a sophisticated manner. And the aesthetic behind his designs is so intriguing that it automatically makes him unique in the crowd. Sabya also designed outfits for the three most celebrity couples: Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli, Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh, and Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas. Every girl dreams to be in Sabya lehenga once in a lifetime. He has also opened his stores in the west to tap into the west market and has been doing enormously well.
- Manish Malhotra
Fashion in India cannot be talked about without mentioning Manish Malhotra. He is one of the most famous fashion designers in India and also the favorite designer of many celebrities. He was the man behind the outfits of the iconic Poo character from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum whose fashion guide we followed thoroughly in our teens. He has also designed for stars like Reese Witherspoon, Kylie Minogue, Jermaine Jackon, and the late ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson.
- Tarun Tahiliani
Tarun Tahiliani is one of the oldest names in the fashion design industry. He is known for combining Indian craftsmanship with tailored silhouettes. He is also the founder of India’s first multi-designer boutique in 1987, Ensemble. Currently, the designer has also taken over some interior designing projects for hotels and is also thriving in that space.
- Masaba Gupta
The new-gen designer and the most quirky one, Masaba Gupta is known to include both Indian and African heritage in her designs with vibrant colors. She always brings something unique and out of the box which is bound to catch eyes. Her usage of creating unimaginable contrast of colors and fusion wear in traditional style has gotten her fame in the fashion industry.
- Anamika Khanna
Anamika Khanna was the first Indian designer to have an international label: Ana Mika. She is known for her bohemian charm that no other designer has been able to nail up to date. The designer is also the personal favorite of Bollywood’s fashion child and actress Sonam Kapoor. She has also been covered under Business of Fashion for combining Indian textiles with a Western silhouette.
- Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla
The powerful designer duo is the most famous and oldest in the fashion industry. They are popularly known for bringing a sophisticated touch to monochromatic traditional looks which gives out royalty vibes. The duo has designed the most talked about white reception look of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. And is also popularly known for designing famous movies such as Devdas.