Nature has always been very vibrant, giving and resilient to a very large extent. We, as Indians, take pride in our strong cultural heritage. Indian is a country with diverse culture and traditions, and its jewels are the art and craft that reflect the influence of different empires. Throughout centuries art and craft has been embedded in our society and has flourished with time.
In the modern scenario designer have specialized themselves to work with this rich heritage and create something new and interesting and have showcased it to the world and be appreciated for its workmanship. Our designers have worked judiciously to be awarded being the best in their field and today Fancyana would like to list down ten of the India’s best designer whose work is commendable and recognized thought the nation and worldwide.
Manish Malhotra is one of the top designer in India and is well known for his beautiful and magnificent creations and modernizing costumes in Indian cinema. He is famous for styling the Bollywood stars and his bridal couture. His strong sense of colour and occasion have made him the first choice of some of the most striking personalities in the Indian film industry and affluent families across the globe.
Manish rocked the international fashion circle when he designed for Michael Jackson when he visited India. Manish has also styled and designed for brides and bridegrooms all over the world, giving them something out-of-the-world for their big day.
Here is sneak peek at his latest collection “The Regal Threads” made by using solely Indian heritage weaves from Banaras and Gujarat reviving their craftsmanship.
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The young designer Masaba Gupta has been successful in making an impact in the fashion scene with her quirky, yet feminine drapes and silhouettes. Her strength lies in the ability to marry traditional Indian sensibilities and aesthetics while keeping the modern context alive. She is one of the designer to use organic fabrics and traditional patchwork and weaving techniques are used to enhance these fabrics. She loves vibrant colours and bold patterns and has won the ‘Most Promising Designer’ title. In 2010.
A peak at some of her designs
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The designer who dressed Michelle Obama. Bibhu Mohapatra is an Indian- American fashion and costume designer famous for mastering the balance between a refined sense of sophistication and seductiveness. His clothes represent timeless elegance, femininity and sex appeal.
His creations have been featured in many fashion magazines including Style.com, DNA, New York Magazine, Time, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Marie Claire, Gotham Magazine, and Vogue.
Some of his creations..
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Tarun Tahiliani is an Indian fashion designer famous for his couture bridal gowns. He has been associated with design industry for the past 25 years. The Indian fashion designer has gained recognition throughout the years for designing Indian influenced rich and opulent apparel in combination with elaborate drapes, layered styles and innovative silhouettes. A Tarun Tahiliani fashion showcasing is incomplete without his trademark style jackets and blazers. The garment styles vary from embellished or heavily embroidered, to woven in beautiful patters. He work on the concept of evoking our own past with the renewed energy of revivalist craft and contemporary construction.
Some of his garments….
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Payal Singhal is an Indian fashion designer based in Mumbai. Coming from a creative background – her grandfather, a renowned painter and her father, a fashion pioneer – Payal’s entry into the fashion world was obvious. At the age of 15, she won the prestigious ‘Designer of the Year’ award from retail giant, Shoppers’ Stop. Her designs focus on Indian fusion clothing catering to young, fashion-forward women looking for something trendy as opposed to traditional.
Some of her designs from various collection…
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Manish Arora is one of the most celebrated and inspiring contemporary designers in the fashion world today. From launching his first designer label in 1997 to his debut at the London Fashion week 2005 he has made people fall in love with his collections both nationally and internationally. Known for his meticulous Craftsmanship and Unique colour Pallet combinations such as his trademark palette of PINK and GOLD, his designs are inspired from the rich Indian heritage giving them a contemporary vibe to accelerate their beauty. Manish Arora has also showcased his collection in Paris fashion week and is has been a member of distinguished French Federation of Pret-a-Porter the same year.
His rich and colourful designs have been worn by bevy of international stars from Rihanna and Lady Gaga to M.I.A and Katy Perry.
On 16 February 2016, Manish Arora was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, by François Richier, French ambassador to India. Manish is the first Indian in the Fashion Industry to be awarded this honour.
Some of his creations through the years…
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Wendell Rodricks is an Indian Fashion designer specialising in resort wear using organic and eco-friendly fashion. He has been an instrumental in organising the first ever Lakme Fashion Week in the year 2000. He is also famous for his liveliness to the white.
A designer with an international presence Wendell has presented his unique garments, inspired by Goa and India, at major fashion events. Rodricks has the honour of being the first Indian designer to be invited to show at the World’s largest garment fair IGEDO in Germany (1995), Dubai Fashion Week (2001), Malaysia Fashion Week (2002), the prestigious Paris Pret-a-Porter salon (2007) and the world’s biggest organic fair BioFach in Nuremberg, Germany (2012).
In 2014, Government of India conferred upon him its fourth-highest civilian award the Padma Shri.
Some of his work though the years….
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ABU JANI AND SANDEEP KHOSLA
Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla is a noted Indian fashion designer, who owns the label, Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla. Known for their fusion of Indian craftsmanship with European silhouettes and creating majestic and elegant designs to wear. Famous for their intricate chicken Kari Zardozi work and their eye for detail to delivery luxurious pieces. They have a very strong hold on to the fashion industry. For the designer Duo, India has always been their muse and they designs for people who want to indulge with their creativity.
The Bacchan family is one of their loyal clients.
Some of their designs…..
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Anamika Khanna is a fashion designer based in Kolkata. The designer does not have any formal training in design but still bagged the Kingfisher Award for the Fashion Designer of the Year 2004, the same year she was invited to show case her collection in the Grand Finale of Lakme Fashion Week 2004. She is the first Indian Women designer to participate in Paris Fashion week in 2007. She is the first Indian designer to have an International label: Ana mika.
Anamika Khanna has been instrumental towards the modernization of Indian craft through her modern wear made from Indian textiles. She has reinterpreted the Maharashtrian nine-yard sari to create dhoti style saris or dhoti pants that have become her signature creation. She works both for Pret-a-Porter and Couture with trousseau wear being her speciality. Famous for blending together ethnic and western concepts, with her unique colour and craft combination that allure people from all over the world.
Some of her creations….
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Rohit Bal is an Indian Fashion designer form Delhi, who started his career with his brother Rajiv Bal, in the year 1986. In the year 2001 he won the “Designer of the year” award at the Kingfisher Fashion awards and in 2006 at the Indian Fashion awards.
Rohit Bal designs are drawn on history, fantasy and folklore to create masterpieces and recognized for meticulous attention to detail. He appreciates the rick craft heritage of Indian and is dedicated to bring them to life through his designs in his original language.
Some of his Designs….
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Madhusmita Tiwari, Fancyana
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