List of Top Fashion Designers Of India

List of Top Fashion Designers Of India

Fashion Industry of India has gained popularity in world as a fashion centric nation. Earlier, people do not know much about India and Indian Fashion. But now we have seen a boom in Indian Fashion Industry. It is result of Hardwork and Determination of Top Fashion Designers of India. Today, Indian Fashion Designers are well known faces in the International Fashion Industry and it is because of these fashion designers that India is in the list of top countries. The Indian fabric and Indian textile is equally popular and in demand in international markets.

India is now know for its extremely good fabric which has very high demand in the international market and famous for its elegant woman’s attire named “Saree”.

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In this article, I am going to tell you about top fashion designers of India who have given Indian Fashion respect and fame all over the world.  Let us have a look at the faces who have taken Indian Fashion and Indian Fashion Industry at the top most level. These are the best known faces of the International Fashion Industry as well as Top Fashion Designers of India.

List of Top Fashion Designers of India



                                                                                      Manish Malhotra with Katrina Kaif

Manish Malhotra is one the most successful fashion designers of india. He is best known for his  his different style and his ability to envision a ‘look’ for the character. He is know for desiging costumes for many bollywood actresses in Indian Films like Urmila Mantondkar in Rangeela Shahrukh Khan in Mohabbatein and Imran Khan in I Hate Luv Storys etc. He has done several wedding trousseaus for reputed families. He was also asked to design clothes for Michael Jackson when he visited India for Show. He was so pleased by his work that he asked Manish to design his clothes for show in Munich and also for his children.



Abu jandi and Sandeep Khosla are two Big Daddy of Fashion World. They are the one who first get chance to display their creations at Harrods. Ever since, the Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla show is a much awaited, though not so frequent event. Though they lack in professional training, they push ethnic fashion to the limits, almost to the dictates of their fancies. No wonder they claim that they do not make garments, they make heirlooms. Their first collaboration a signature collection, which they named, ‘Mata Hari’. And with it the birth of India’s leading Couture House.




Wendell Rodricks is a prominent fashion designer based in the western region of Goa. His work has involved a wide range of fashion—from lecturing on world costume history to fashion journalism and styling for international advertising campaigns. He is openly gay. Wendell Rodricks also interned at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York to learn costume preservation and conservation Rodricks recently designed the packaging of the four new flavours of POLO for Nestle India Ltd.



JJ VALAYA was born on October 8, 1967 in the state of Rajasthan in India but spent most of his childhood traveling to different parts of the country due to his father’s various postings in the Indian Army. He planned to be a chartered accountant. But his passion for beautiful things and fixation for the rich Indian art and culture took him to the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi (NIFT) where he graduated in fashion design in 1991. In 2010, Valaya’s collection of ALIKA showcased at several events in Dubai was highly-acclaimed. In 2011, Valaya’s Winter/Festive collection at Lakme Fashion Week titled TASVEER received positive reviews. The collection combined Valaya’s twin passions: photography and fashion. The collection was inspired by the evolution of photography from black and white to sepia to hand-stained, natural and digitized images. JJ Valaya’s innovative and groundbreaking styles assure the majestic era of royal India will continue to reign well into the present.




                                                                     Tarun Tahiliani with Deepika Padukone on Ramp

Tarun Tahiliani is most popular Indian fashion designer.  His is best known to combine traditional aesthetics with modern design.  He is graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. He opened first fashion boutique in India, ‘Ensemble’ in 1987.  His own brand label is known as; Ahilian .The designer clothes made by him are sold in Tokyo, New York, London, Hong Kong, Dubai and India.



Rina Dhaka is India’s leading fashion designer and also Winner of Yuv Rattan Award.  After college, Rina Dhaka did a training project with Intercraft, and with designer Evan Grandhal. Rina is best known for her theme collections – sheer trousers, crochet, stretch jersey, woollens and spider web motifs. Her area of expertise is western wear and she prides on the fact that her pieces can be worn as separates. Designing, for her, is basically a lot of fun. She loves to give shape to her inner feelings, and she believes in being true to her creativity. She has also opened a studio in Hauz Khas Village for Lycra.



Manish Arora is New Delhi based Indian Fashion Designer. Manish was studying to graduate in Commerce, when he decided to change his career path and applied for the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi. He graduated in 1994 after winning the Best Student Award. In 1997 Manish Arora launched his own label “Manish Arora and started retailing in India.Later in 2000, Manish participated in the first-ever India Fashion Week held in New Delhi and represented India at the Hong Kong Fashion Week very well. During 2004 he was awarded the Best Women’s Prêt Designer at the first ever Indian Fashion Awards’ 2004 held in Bombay and MC2 Diffusion Paris started representing the label for the export business. The following year Manish participated in the Miami Fashion Week in May 2005 where he was presented with the designer’s choice for Best Collection Award.



Ritu Beri is an International fashion designer from New Delhi. She is the first Asian designer to head the French fashion brand, Scherrer. Ritu Beri did her schooling from Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan in New Delhi and went on to study fashion arts at the NIFT, New Delhi. She wrote the Most Expensive Indian Book,Firefly – A Fairytale. The book is priced at Rs 1 Lakh and is published by Ritu herself. Her international clients includes former US President Bill Clinton, Prince Charles, Moulin Rouge, Nicole Kidman, Hollywood actress Andie MacDowell, Supermodel Laetitia Casta, famous Parisian Socialite Mrs. Lagerdere, Langes Swarovski & The Swarovski family, Elizabeth Jagger and Jerry Hall.Her Indian clients are Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukherji, Preity Zinta, Parmeshwar Godrej & Shobha De. In 2012, the designer showcased her ethnic collection at Mumbai fashion week. The collection was inspired by the richness of Indian culture with artistic handwork moulded into contemporary silhouettes. Ritu sells her creations through boutiques in France and Germany and New Delhi.



Rohit Bal with Deepika Padukone

Rohit Bal is a fashion designer from New Delhi, India. He designs for both men and women. Rohit Bal was born in Kashmir and graduated from St. Stephens College with a degree in history.He also studied at the National Institute of Fashion Technology. He started his career with his brother and later on in 1990, he established his first independent collection. His clients are Uma Thurman, Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson, Naomi Campbell and Anna Kournikova. He won the ‘Designer of the Year’ award at the Indian Fashion Awards in 2006 and also won ‘Designer of the Year’ at the Kingfisher Fashion Achievement Awards in 2001.He was announced as the Lakme Grand Finale Designer for 2012.He is best known for his use of Lotus and Peacock motifs, and for spectacular construction in his clothing.




Ritu Kumar was born November 11, 1944 is famous Indian fashion designer, based in Delhi. She recently awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India in 2013.  Ritu holds the status of a revivalist in the Indian fashion industry, which has successfully bridged the gap between traditionalism and modernity. Ritu’s outfits have been patronized by style icons such as late Princess Diana and Jemima Khan. She is also co-author of a book “Costumes and Textiles of Royal India” published by Christies in 1999, which chronicles the history of textiles and art design in India.


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