India has been well known for textile and fashion since very ancient times. Today, many Indian designers are responsible for the embroidery, embellishments, and fabrics you see from prestigious fashion houses like Versace, Hermès, Christian Louboutin, Gucci, Prada, Dior, and more. Many Indian designers have carved a niche for themselves, in a very dynamic and cut-throat industry of haute couture. From wearable everyday pieces to luxe bridal couture, these Indian designers have made their mark on the fashion industry and each represent their country in their own unique way.
While some stick to traditional styles like sarees, lehengas, tunics, and churidars, others embrace updated aesthetics like tie-dye sweats, floral button-downs, and puff sleeves. The new age Indian fashion designers such as Sabyasanchi, Anita Dongre, and Ritu Kumar have carved a niche for themselves, in a very dynamic and cut-throat industry of haute couture.
Indian Designers FAQS
Who are the top Indian designers?
Many Indian designers have carved a niche for themselves in the world of haute couture. They have been making a mark on international grounds, dressing some of the who's who of Hollywood and royalty alike. Som of the most well-known Indian names in the designing industry are Gauri-Nainika, Saloni Lodha, Manish Arora, Naeem Khan, Falguni and Shane Peacock, Alpana and Neeraj, Gaurav Gupta, Amit GT, Bibhu Mohapatra, Rocky S, and Manav Gangwani.
Who is the richest Indian designer?
Along with fame many Indian designers have also made a lot of money in the glamour industry. In India, the name Manish Malhotra is synonymous with fashion. With revenues of about 230 crores, he is India's richest fashion designer and always stands at number 1. Manish has dressed celebrities both in real life and on the big screen. His fashions aren’t only confined to India; he’s styled Halima, Kylie Minogue, Renee Witherspoon, late Michael Jackson, and a slew of other Hollywood stars.
Does any Indian designer have foreign clientele?
Indian designers have created a tempest in the glamour world, and many of them have a long list of international clienteles. Designers such as Bibhu Mohapatra, Manish Arora, Naeem Khan, Saloni Lodha, and Gauri-Nainika have designed for several international celebrities including Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton, Emma Watson, and Demi Lovato.
Who are famous Indian designers in USA?
One of the most famous Indian designers in USA is Naeem Khan, who is based out of New York. He primarily works for an international clientele and has showcased at various prestigious fashion weeks. His designs are based on western silhouettes but have Indian elements like sequins and dark tropical hues. Apart from him, many other designers such as Bibhu Mohapatra, Rachel Roy, Parna Ghose, and Anand John are also very well-known Indian designers in the USA.
Are any Indian designers working on sustainable fashion?
Understanding the need of the hour many Indian designers are switching to eco-friendly and ethnic fashion. Some of the most well-known sustainable fashion brands in India are Mio Borsa, Rengé, Maati by Neha Kabra, InSom, B Label, Liva, MixMitti, and No Nasties.