India is known for her vibrant culture, colorful and rooted rich heritage. These designers have kept no stone unturned to showcase the beauty of Indian culture to the rest of the World. People from all around the globe are and have appreciated and celebrated works of these great Indian designers.
Many of these designers have participated in Fashion Shows all around the world. Online fashion magazines like BoF and other have covered them. And designers like Sabyasachi Mukherjee and Manish Arora are considered most influential personalities in the world fashion scene.
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1. Manish Arora
Manish Arora is also fashion designer who has left his mark on the international circuit in lots of ways. he was among the first to break out to major international fashion shows & is widely known to have brought out the color in Indian fashion out.
Website - http://www.manisharora.ws/manish_arora/
2. Raghavendra Rathore
If any understands the worth of "Brand India", it is Raghavendra Rathore.
The "Rathore Jodhpur" brand has a neat and modern sensibility that is driven by a holistic vision of luxury, inspired by the old-world charm of Rajasthan. His work has been appreciated in the domestic as well as the international market. He has designed the wardrobe for famous celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachhan. And now Rathore is no stranger to the glamorous world of Seventh Avenue fashion.
Website - http://www.rathore.com/
3. Rohit Bal
Rohit Bal, is known as `India`s Master of fabric and fantasy,` by the Time journal.
In 1990 he created his first label, as a traditional designer wear for men. Since then, the regard he commands among the top echelons of Indian fashion is endorsed by a discerning, high profile clientele, that includes a number of India`s largest names in the media, Bollywood and corporate world. Intensely concerned with design as an art, he creates masterpieces, which retail for up to 15k USD.
Website - http://www.rohitbal.com/
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4. Shantanu & Nikhil
Known primarily to play their fashion with contemporary styling, Shantanu Mehra & Nikhil Mehra dove in to fashion, first with their Indian menswear couture label in 1999, hence the birth of "Shantanu & Nikhil". Signature collections, both pert-a-porter & diffusion soon followed, & the designer duo stepped onto the field of high fashion with their debut diffusion line in 2001.
Website - http://www.shantanunikhil.com/
5. Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Sabyasachi, is a young designer from Kolkata who, has been making waves in the design circles in India.
Sabyasachi`s design philosophy is the personalized imperfection of the human hand. Deserts, gypsies, and antique textiles have been a lifelong inspiration for this designer who believes that clothes ought to be an extension of one`s intellect.
Website - http://www.sabyasachi.com/
Designer Wendell Rodricks started out as a catering graduate but found fashion designing was more suited to his palate. His minimalist chic style is a rage among Indian clothes lovers and he is known for his passion for white. He has written special features for Apparel, regular columns for Femina, Goa Today and freelance fashion journalism in major Indian news media. The multi-talented designer`s work includes theatre design, advertising styling and forecast portfolios.
Website - http://www.wendellrodricks.com/
7.Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla
‘The boys’, as the twosome of Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are known in the fashion circuit, can be considered among first names in that made it big, by way of success, attention, fame and hype. It is a creative alliance that exudes attitude and talent. They were one of the first to display their creations at Harrods. Ever since, the Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla show is a much awaited, though not so frequent event.
Website - http://www.abusandeep.com/
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8. JJ Valaya
Born and raised in the historical city of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India’s premier fashion designer, JJ Valaya, has made a name for himself as one of the most original and inspired designers working today. The revolutionary fusion of traditional crafts and contemporary haute couture generates an alluring, urbane, one-of-a kind handiwork is the signature of the House of Valaya. Valaya has rejuvenated and redefined age-old Indian crafts as a profitable niche within the cosmopolitan market, allowing the valued artistic processes to live on despite the pressures of globalization.
Website - http://www.valaya.com/
9. Rina Dhaka
Rina Dhaka is India’s leading fashion designer who burst onto the fashion world in late 1980s. Winner of Yuv Rattan Award, she is counted among the creative and innovative designers of the country. After college, Rina Dhaka did a training project with Intercraft, and with designer Evan Grandhal. She also set up a ‘Salwar Kameez’ boutique for one of her acquaintances. Around this time ‘Mutiny’ and ‘Ensemble’ were just coming up as fashion houses and she made a line of designs for them.
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10. Ritu Beri
She is known as the first Indian designer to present a collection in Paris. There is no comparison for her style and elegance. Today her designs have become a highlight in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, USA, London and Paris. Ritu Beri’s ready-to-wear line is an impressive couture collection that had the French media raving about her. She is one of early fashion designer whose collection made it quite big internationally. Ritu started her illustrious career in fashion when she created her first line of clothing in 1990, called Lavanya. It was a complete success for Ritu in India and on the international market, with the range selling out very quickly.
Website - http://www.rituberi.com/
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