The Indian Fashion Industry is blooming across the world at a fast rate, yet not many people are aware of the faces that actually glorified this domain. While India has no dearth of fashion designers today, there are a few names that will always be regarded as the fountainheads of this industry. Who are they? Well, here is a list.
Sabyasachi is known as the designer who pays immense attention to details. His signature style is originality as he moves between stunningly crafted bridal wear and perfectly structured western statements. He uses the right hint of opulent texture, class and sheer extravagance.
He pioneered the use of Indian textiles in a modern context. His unique contribution was the use of indigenous methods like bandhani, gota work, block printing, hand dyeing et cetera in construction of modern silhouettes.
Many might remember him as the dream designer on the popular wedding show ‘Band Baaja Bride’. He is the man behind our beautiful brides Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone and Samantha Ruth Prabhu.
Talking about the fashion industry, the first name that strikes in mind is that of this dream designer of Bollywood. Having begun at an early age of 25, Manish Malhotra has done a remarkable job in styling the big names of Bollywood. From a revolutionary costume designer to a top-notch fashion designer, this man has a plethora of glories attached to his name. Famed as the king of couture, Manish Malhotra is the man behind the opulent lehengas and the wedding trousseau that every girl wants to own!
He is the man behind the amazing outfits of many of our Bollywood actresses for the award ceremonies.
Extensive knowledge of art history and musicology made Ritu Kumar, a revivalist in the field of fashion. In her efforts to revive the traditional craftsmanship, she played a major role in creating employment in the underdeveloped areas. Apart from her own collections, Ritu Kumar has also designed wardrobes for the contestants participating in Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Asia Pacific.
Masaba Gupta was born in Mumbai, glitz capital of India, to cricketer Viv Richards and actress Neena Gupta. Her style is well known to be contemporary and new. At the tender age of nineteen, she applied for Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai with support from Wendell Rodricks, an icon in India’s fashion industry himself. At the fresh age of 24, she was named fashion label Satya Paul’s director.
The founder of the House of Anita Dongre, her creative impulse couldn’t be restrained to just one brand. She has founded four brands, including the eponymous Anita Dongre which is a must-have for brides looking for exclusive bridalwear, Global Desi, AND, and Anita DongreGrassroot.
Every fashion-loving woman will definitely be popular with these names. Every one of them may not be in a position to afford the dresses of these designers. Comment your personal favorite.