Indians have been excelling in almost every field nowadays. Be it singing, artistry, acting, athletics, and whatnot, Indians are champions everywhere. One such field where Indians are excelling and proving their talent continuously is the fashion industry.
Indian fashion designers are working very hard and showcasing their talent with immense motivation to shine out brighter. The combination of traditional and modern styles that are seen in the collections of Indian designers is unmatchable. The accessories, juttis, every outfit just stand out and everything is in place and in fashion.
So, here is a list of the top 50 Indian fashion designers that have worked hard and made a significant name in the field of fashion.
1. Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Every Indian bride has at least once thought of wearing a Sabyasachi lehenga on their wedding day. The dreamy lehengas designed by this Indian designer are a treat to see and wear.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee has designed wedding wear for most of the famous weddings of our Bollywood stars like Priyanka Nick, Ranveer Deepika, Anushka Virat, and many more.
2. Manish Malhotra
This designer started his career as a model and later recognized his true passion to be designing. His designs are exquisitely beautiful. Manish Malhotra is famous for designing the best costumes for many famous Bollywood movies.
Big Bollywood stars like Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Urmila Matondkar, Parineeti Chopra, etc. have worn costumes designed by Manish Malhotra. He has won many prizes in the field of fashion designing due to his immensely talented skills.
3. Masaba Gupta
Due to amazing designing skills, hard work, determination, and a creative mindset, Masaba Gupta earned popularity at a very young age.
Her first collection itself, Kattran, gained her a lot of encouragement and made her way through famous fashion weeks.
Her designs are inspired by local and ordinary people and their lifestyles. Her collections showcase quirky, unique, and colorful, and out of the box designs. She has also launched her label by the name ‘House of Masaba’.
Recently, a Netflix series was also streamed featuring Masaba Gupta and covering her life story.
4. Anamika Khanna
Anamika Khanna is famous for combining western silhouettes with Indian textiles. She works in fashion for both men as well as women. Her designs were many times spotted worn by famous Bollywood actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, etc.
5. Anita Dongre
Anita Dongre has launched many brands under her name and with many different names as well. House of Aita Dongre, AND, Global Desi is all her sub-brands.
She recently launched a new collection and brand with the name Grassroots showcasing sustainable fashion styles and clothes.
Anita Dongre also has a jewelry section which is also amazingly gorgeous.
6. Ritu Kumar
Ritu Kumar’s talent can be imagined by the fact that she was awarded the ‘Indira Gandhi Priyadarishini Award’ for her contribution in the field of fashion. She is the one who brought the boutique culture in India with the label Ritu Kumar.
Her designs are extremely stunning with a proper hint and touch of the Indian traditional craftsmanship, textiles, and styles, she has been working in this field for many years now and is amazing at her work.
7. Neeta Lulla
Neeta Lulla has worked on more than 300 Bollywood films. She is a pro in costume designing and fashion styling.
Have you seen the epic Bollywood movie Devdas? If yes, then we are sure that you were also amazed by the stunning costumes worn by Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit in the movie. Those stunning costumes were designed by extremely talented Neeta Lulla. Now, do we need to talk more about why she is here on this list?
8. Aki Narula
Aki Narula is a famous Indian fashion designer. He also has styled Bollywood stars for many big Bollywood projects. Some of his most famous works are showcased in Bunty Aur Babli, Dostana, and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.
9. Tarun Tahiliani
The famous brand and store ‘Ensemble’ was co-founded by Tarun Tahiliani along with his wife Sailaja Tahiliani. He is a well-known Indian fashion designer. The ensemble is the first multi-designer boutique in India.
Tarun Tahiliani is famous for fusing European silhouettes with Indian textiles and craftsmanship in his collection. Tarun Tahiliani has also made his way in bridal designing, interior designing for hotels and restaurants, and event designing.
10. Anand Kabra
Anand Kabra is a graduate of the London College of Fashion in the year 1997. His debut collection was the Spring summer ’07 collection introduced in a fashion week in the year 2006.
Anand Kabra also introduced his label in the year 2001 with the name ‘Anand Kabra’.
11. Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta is popular for his bridal designs. He has his stores in multiple cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Delhi. His saree gowns became very famous, got a lot of encouragement, and are seen as a major contribution to the fashion industry.
12. Shayamal and Bhumika
What is better than a power couple that not only has similar love interests but also similar love for their passion? This power couple is based in Ahmedabad and is working together for their love of fashion designing.
Their collections include contours for men, women, and also bridal wear. Their collections showcase rich embroidery work and keen use of Indian works. They have displayed their work in many famous fashion weeks as well on both national and international levels.
13. Abu Jani and Sandip Khosla
Who doesn’t know these famous ‘The Boys’ of the Indian fashion industry? They introduced their label with the name Matahari and Jashn soon after they started their career together in the 90s. Their label was later changed to Abu Jani and Sandip Khosla. They have also worked on many interior design projects. They are well known for designing costumes for the Bachchan family.
14. Rahul Mishra
Rahul Mishra is a graduate of the National Institute of Design. He is the first Indian to have won the International Woolmark Prize in the year 2014. His designs are generally botanical printed, easy to carry, and splendidly beautiful. He has showcased his designs in the Paris Fashion Week as well.
15. Agnimitra Paul
The designer who designed the personal wardrobe of the famous Bollywood star Sridevi, Agnimitra Paul started her career in the year 2001. She also introduced her label by the name IGNA. She has also worked for many Bollywood movies.
16. Surily Goel
Goel completed her studies at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles. Her Bollywood debut was from the film Salam Namaste where she designed for Priety Zinta.
Surily Goel also owns her own range of clothing by the name ‘Surily’. She had worked with many famous Bollywood stars.
17. Rohit Bal
Rohit Bal is the designer who designed clothes for the famous show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’. He resides in the beautiful land of Kashmir. His native place’s beauty can be traced in his dark colors with beautiful flower and bird motifs. He has collections in both men as well as women’s wear. He also works in jewelry.
18. Rimple and Harpreet Narula
Their bridal wear with embellishments, zardozi work, and heavy embroidery is their trademark. This duo designed the breathtaking costumes worn by Deepika Padukone in the movie Padmavat. They own their flagship stores in cities like Ludhiana, Delhi, and Chennai.
19. Suneet Verma
Suneet Verma’s designs are famous for glittery effects and heavy embroideries. Unique designs of blouses and ruffle works are also his domain. He is the first Indian designer to be a part of the BMW 7 series designing team.
20. Manish Arora
A passed out from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi, Manish Arora is yet another very famous Indian fashion designer. He has been a part of many Indian and international fashion weeks.
21. JJ Valaya
JJ Valaya was born and raised in the royal city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The ethnicity and traditions of his native land are clearly visible in his collections. He works with age-old crafts and styles keeping the traditional aspects alive in the fashion world.
22. Ritu Beri
Even though many designers have showcased their talent on an international level, Ritu Beri is believed to be the first one to do that in an amazing manner. She is very famous due to her elegant, unique, and stunning designs. She also owns a ready-to-wear range of clothes.
23. Gauri and Nainika
This duo is famous for their sophisticated and elegant western styles. Their collection is unique in itself and is a treat for the eyes.
24. Rina Dhaka
Rina Dhaka has a specialization in contemporary forms of clothing. Except for this, she also has a very fine western range of outfits.
25. Satya Paul
Satya Paul designs outfits for both men and women. Her designs showcase bold and bright colors and unique embroideries. Satya Paul is well known not only in India but worldwide.
26. Bibhu Mohapatra
Bibhu Mohapatra resides in New York. His domain is designing high-class luxury wear for women. He has designed many well-known women of America including Michele Obama.
27. Kanika Goyal
Kanika Goyal graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi in accessory design. Later, she studied design in garments and couture from Parsons School of Design, New York.
Kanika Goyal’s label includes menswear, womenswear, and a diffusion line. She has operations in India as well as abroad.
28. Shantanu and Nikhil
Okay, so it is not just a couple of designers that are rocking in this field, but also siblings. Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra are siblings and both are extremely talented designers. Their designs include characteristics like classic zardozi work, beautiful borders, sheen, glow, and embroideries.
29. Anushree Reddy
Anushree Reddy started her career as an editor in a fashion magazine. Working there she recognized that her interest and skills lie in fashion designing.
Her significance is in ethnic and bridal wear.
Many Bollywood actresses have been seen wearing Anushree Reddy’s designs like Amrita Rao, Tapsee Pannu, etc.
30. Falguni Shane Peacock
Falguni and Shane are two completely different personalities with different backgrounds. But what brought them together is their love for fashion. They introduced their first label by the name peacock prêt in 2003.
Their clientele includes many foreign prominent personalities like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicky Minaj, etc.
31. Amit GT
The designer according to whom, designers are dream weavers, Amit GT actually designs outfits that look and feel nothing less than a dream. His specialization is in designing splendid evening attires for both men and women.
32. Vikram Phadnis
Vikram Phadnid is famous for designing exclusive outfits for celebrities. His bridal collection also has many fans. His work is one of its kind, elegant, subtle yet charming.
33. Raghvendra Rathore
Raghvendra Rathore is also known as Raghuvendra Rathore or RR. He is a well-known fashion stylist and also an entrepreneur.
Raghvendra Rathore, as the name suggests, belongs to Rajasthan. He is a member of the royal family of Jodhpur. He has also stepped into the business of jewelry and interior designing.
34. Archana Kochhar
Archana Kochhar has also made her way through the list of best designers in the country. She is famous for working and showcasing traditional contemporary Indian silhouettes in her bridal wear. Archana is famous both on a national and an international level.
35. Rocky S
Rocky S is a very talented designer who has made his way through the hearts of many Bollywood celebrities and fashion lovers. He has designed the personal wardrobes of many famous Bollywood celebrities.
36. Pernia Qureshi
A designer who has inspired many by her grace and style, Pernia Qureshi surely deserves to be a part of this list. She has a website to her name to showcase her collection.
37. Asmita Marwah
Are you a person who loves traveling and fashion? If yes, then Ashmita Marvah is the designer for you. Her specialization is in designing resort wear. She also uses the sustainable techniques of fashion and has immense talent in the field.
38. Namrata Joshipura
The colors, embellishments, print, and works used by this designer is surely outstanding. She is an expert in the field of designing, combining western and contemporary silhouettes.
39. Rabani and Rakha
This brand and its designers are famous for their traditional collection. Lehengas, gowns, Anarkali suits, gowns, and everything else, their traditional outfits are out of this world.
40. Astha Narang
Astha Narang is yet another amazingly talented Indian fashion designer. Her label displays outfits targeted to luxury wear.
41. Karishma Sarnaa
Karishma Sarana’s collection is for those who have a vibrant personality. From detailed outfits to unique colors and vibrant looks, this designer has it all.
42. Rajdeep Ranavat
Do you want to wear something that dazzles up your overall personality and leaves everyone stunned? If yes, then visit Rajdeep Ranavat. Sequins, details, embroidery, etc. are his specializations. He deals with Indian craftsmanship and skills.
43. Nida Mahmood
Working with both Indian and western styles, this label has its own grace. The artistic mindset that their collection showcases are incomparable.
44. Varun Bahl
He studied fashion at the prestigious institute NIFT, New Delhi.
Varun Bahl introduced his brand in the year 2001. His designs are unique and artistic.
45. Payal Singhal
Payal Singhal is popular for her bridal collection. She has a wide NRI clientele because of her fashion sense that combines both Indian and global fashion.
46. Wendell Rodricks
The Indian fashion industry experienced a great loss when this talented designer passed away in February 2020. He was a fashion designer who believed in sustainable styling.
47. Ranna Gill
This designer also earned knowledge from NIFT. Her designs are outstanding and she has earned immense love and popularity in the industry.
48. Ashley Rebello
Ashley Rebello is a designer who thinks that clothes are not just things to cover your skin but they are your skin. He has designed clothes for many Bollywood actors and actresses like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Aishwarya Rai , Sonakshi Sinha, etc.
49. Mayank and Shradhha Nigam
A duo who loves to experiment with new styles without leaving the contemporary ones behind. Their styles are a showcase of the talent of Indian weavers and textiles.
50. Tanya Ghavri
This designer conveys the message out loud to know your body first before wearing or choosing outfits. She has designed for many famous actresses like Kareena Kapoor Khan. Katrina KaifSonam Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.