Top 10 Famous Fashion Designers in India

Fashion is a broad term that encompasses a range of concepts from styling to attires, accessories, and makeup. The fashion industry in India has undergone an enormous expansion and has established a global presence. Our Indian fashion industry has set benchmarks in the Paris Fashion Week, Dubai Fashion Week, Lakme Fashion week, etc. India has produced a number of remarkable fashion stylists who innovate to create masterpieces on stage. Here are the top 10 most renowned and popular fashion designers in India for the year 2024.

1. Manish Malhotra:

Manish Malhotra

Without any doubt, Manish Malhotra is the number one fashion designer in India. He has more than three decades of experience working with different stars in the film industry. Manish is considered to be a valuable asset for the Indian fashion industry and has worked in numerous big-budget, big-banner, and mainstream Bollywood movies. We can see some of his remarkable works in Dil to Pagan Hain, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Judaai, etc. Apart from being an eminent Fashion designer, he is also a film producer, entrepreneur, and NIFD’s celebrity mentor.

2. Neeta Lulla:

Neeta Lulla

Neeta Lulla is a famous name in the Indian fashion industry and has been in the industry for more than three and a half decades. She is a specialist in designing bridal outfits and has contributed to more than 300 movies. She came into the limelight when actresses like Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit wore the costumes designed by her in Devdas movies. She has also designed costumes for celebrities like Shilpa Shetty, Juhi Chawla, Isha Koppikar, Sridevi, etc.

3. Rohit Bal:

Rohit Bal

He is an alumnus of the prestigious National Institute of Film Technology and is a twinkling star across the fashion cosmos. He is a successful fashion and jewelry designer, and his designs are known for their remarkable lotus and peacock motifs. He won the Designer of the Year award at the Kingfisher Fashion Achievement Awards in the year 2001. He is one of the most famous fashion designers of India and has been fondly named as ‘India’s master of fabric and fantasy’ by Time Magazine. His specialty is that he uses luxurious and affluent fabrics and textiles, such as velvet, brocades, etc, in his designs. His designs have been showcased at a number of International fashion weeks. He has designed outfits for notable celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson etc.

4.  Sabyasachi Mukherjee:

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

He is a remarkable name in the Indian fashion industry and is known for her bridal lehengas that she has designed for bollywood brides. Actresses such as Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Soha Ali Khan, and Bipasha Basu have worn the bridal lehengas worn by him. The cultural traditions of Bengali ladies predominantly influence his designs, and his work is known for incorporating unique Indian art and customs.

5. Anamika Khanna:

Anamika Khanna

She is one of the best female fashion designers in the country and is the first women fashion designer to have showcased her collections at the Paris Fashion Week. She has a unique style of weaving Indian textiles with western silhouettes and tailoring styles. Anamika Khanna has designed costumes for eminent Bollywood stars like Kareena Kapoor, Karishma Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez etc. She has won several awards for her remarkable work, including the T2 and the Vogue Women of the Year Award.

6. Masaba Gupta:

Masaba Gupta

Masaba Gupta is the youngest fashion designer on the list, and she opened her fashion brand, ‘House of Masaba,’ at the age of 19 years. While nurturing her passion as a fashion designer, she also worked as an actress. Netflix has released a web series based on the life of this successful and talented fashion designer and named the series ‘Masaba Masaba.’

7. Anita Dongre:

Anita Dongre

If you have ever been fascinated by the outfits worn by Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, or Kriti Sanon, then the hand behind those wonderful outfits is Anita Dongre. Anita is the proud recipient of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. She is an inspiring fashion designer and an entrepreneur who has been creating stunning designs under multiple brands. She is also successfully running a jewelry brand called the Anita Dongre Pink City.

8. Tarun Tahiliani:

Tarun Tahiliani

He is a remarkable fashion designer with an inherent talent for blending traditional Indian weaving with modern aesthetics. He co-founded Emsemble with his wife, which is the first multi-designer boutique in India. His unique designs are known for their luxurious appeal and intricate craftsmanship. His bridal wear designs are known for their luxurious fabrics and exquisite detailing. He has designed for celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Shilpa Shetty, Aishwarya Rai, etc., to name a few.

9. Ritu Beri:

Ritu Beri

She is one of the early fashion designers in India whose work has attained international recognition. She started her career in fashion, when she created her first line of clothing in the year 1990, called Lavanya. She was one of the very first designers to have portrayed her work in the Paris Fashion Week. Here, designs and styling have become a highlight in top metropolitan cities in India.

10. Rina Dhaka:

Rina Dhaka

Rina Dhaka is one of the leading fashion designers in India who entered the fashion world in the late 1980s. She is the proud winner of the Yuv Rattan Award for her creative and innovative designs in the country. After graduation she set up a boutique for Salwar Kameez and made a line of designs for top celebrities. She is also well known for her theme collections, such as crochet, sheer trousers, woolens, spider web motifs, etc. Her forte remains Western wear and silhouettes. She has also held a number of fashion shows in Paris, New York London, Dubai, Jakarta etc. She is being accompanied by her brothers Shantanu and Nikhil for her fashion outlet, and thus, fashion designing has become their family business now.

Bottom Line:

The Indian fashion industry is undoubtedly an amalgamation of cultural diversity, rich heritage, and innovation. Over the years, a number of fashion designers have attained international attention and fame for their unique styles and for showcasing their exceptional creativity. The top ten fashion designers that we have listed here have taken the Indian fashion industry to the global stage and they have also been a clear inspiration for many young people to enter and succeed in the fashion industry.

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