TOP 10 FASHION DESIGNERS OF INDIA IN 2019

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List of top Fashion Designers of India


1. SABYASACHI MUKHERJEE
2. MANISH MALHOTRA 
3. MASABA GUPTA
4. BIBHU MOHAPATRA
5. RITU KUMAR
6. PAYAL SINGHAL
7. MANISH ARORA
8. PRIYANKA ELLA LORENA LAMA
9. TARUN TAHILIANI
10. KANIKA GOYAL

1. SABYASACHI MUKHERJEE

SABYASACHI MUKHERJEE

Nobody’s unaware of NIFT in today’s date right? It is the most popular institute for fashion designing. Sabyasachi completed his education from NIFT.  Fashion designing sometimes is hereditary.

His mother worked at govt. Arts College and was deeply into handicrafts. He was very quick in his career. Right after 4 months of his studies, he launched his first label which had only 3 people as his workforce.

His philosophy is the imperfection of the human hand. He uses usual fabrics, fusions, patchworks, etc. which makes his design stand out of everyone else’s. He’s also into Bollywood as he has designed dresses for SANJAY LEELA BHANSAALI’S film.

2. MANISH MALHOTRA

MANISH MALHOTRA

Who doesn’t know this man? Right from being mentioned in movies like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya to being known as the most famous fashion designer, he leads the path of fashion designing with his head high. It was in 2005 when he launched his label of MANISH MALHOTRA owning 2 stores in Mumbai and New Delhi.

Not only India but Dubai too had Manish Malhotra as their partner in designing. Failure is never a waste. He proves this as after failing in his modeling career, he started focusing on clothes which out busted success for him. He tried his luck with Bollywood at 25 years of age by designing a dress for Juhi Chawla in the movie SWARG.

This was his start to Bollywood journey. In 2014 his label made a turnover of INR 1 billion. He designs beautiful bridal costumes. May it be a designer saree or gown or men’s fashion, Manish Malhotra never lets his viewers down.

3. MASABA GUPTA

MASABA GUPTA

Masaba Gupta who is one of the leading fashion designers of India teaches us that trying and accepting changes leads us to our final destiny.

She dreamt of becoming a tennis player at the age of 8 and also joined a dance academy after 16 years of age. It was success knocking at her door when she gave an application to the Lakme fashion week Mumbai and got successful.

Trying different options is never a waste. It lets you know that you aren’t meant for it. Till the age of 30 years she has achieved a lot. She named her first collection Kattran. She focuses on light weighed material for women which has beautiful motifs and prints. Her boldness and creativeness has helped her be in the top 10 fashion designers.

4. BIBHU MOHAPATRA

BIBHU MOHAPATRA

He proves to be another successful fashion designers who stands true on the saying “success doesn’t knock after knowing your age. It can knock you at any age.”  Born on 7th June 1972, he completed his education from fashion institute of technology masters degree.

He proves to be a selfless businessman as he has a collection of hand woven silks to help the traditional weavers of his home state of Orissa. His passion for success made him resign a company with a good position in 2008.

He launched his first label after that. The council of fashion designer America elected him as a member in 2010.Not only clothes but the jewelry world too, has his name. He stepped into the diamond jewelry world in 2016 with the name Artmis by Bibhu Mohapatra. 

At 46 years of age presently, he succeeds in motivating each and everyone out there who wants to pursue fashion designing.

5. RITU KUMAR

RITU KUMAR

London to Paris, Paris to New York. Success follows her where ever she wants it to follow. Who says Mom’s aren’t successful. Ritu kumar proves this by being in the top 10 fashion designer’s list. She was born in Amritsar but lack of educational opportunities led her to shift to Shimla.

People now a day’s need huge investment and assets to start a business but this determined lady started with 2 small tables and a hand painting book in Kolkata. Bridal wear is never easy to start but Ritu kumar started with the bridal dresses and flourished. 1960s and 1970s had a good name of her as a fashion designer and after 2 decades she moved to the international market. 

The government has awarded her with the Padmashree award in 2013 which is a great honor. Talking about clothes, she mostly focuses on natural fabrics and traditional printings and weaving techniques. She includes western wear too but never got carried away with it. Celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, and Madhuri dixit prefer wearing her designs.

6. PAYAL SINGHAL

PAYAL SINGHAL

The spark which starts a career was seen when Payal Singhal got the shopper’s stop designer of the year award at the age of 15. She was drum stuck when she saw Aishwaya Rai wearing her design on the ramp.

She launched her 1st label at the age of 22. Till the age of 37 she has achieved a lot as a fashion designer.

She keeps her focus on ready to wear Indian clothing and the customers till now are extremely happy with her designs. She describes her journey of the past 15 years as an up and down path but hard work makes a woman perfect.

7. MANISH ARORA

MANISH ARORA

Changing streams is not easy especially in the graduation and post graduation. Manish Arora got his intuition that he isn’t made for the commerce stream and immediately changed his stream to fashion designing.

He was born and brought up in Mumbai. In 2011 he was appointed as the creative director of WOMEN’S WEAR FRENCH FASHION HOUSE.

He applied for the national institute of fashion technology, New Delhi. 3 years later h participated in India’s first ever Fashion week New Delhi.

With a unique label named Fish Fry he started his Label in 2001. With each passing year he achieved something. In 2002 he opened a flagship store and in 2003 he dealt in a stocking with a fashion house of Paris.

After so many efforts, he has finally made it to the list of top 10 fashion designers

8. PRIYANKA ELLA LORENA LAMA

PRIYANKA ELLA LORENA LAMA

Names matter. A beautiful name has the potential to achieve something. Lama made her label out of her own name called P.E.L.L.A. at the Lakme fashion week 2015.

she started with painting just like you and me but soon this painting turned into designing.  She completed her graduation from apparel and fashion design at Bangalore’s national institute of fashion technology.

She sets up a strong statement of “Beauty is all about imperfection” in front of us. She handles an instagram page with the name PELLA which has 4608 followers. She designs beautiful

Motifs from scratches and paints motifs.

9. TARUN TAHILIANI

TARUN TAHILIANI

There is a woman behind a successful man. Tarun Tahiliani is one of the top 10 fashion designers. Sailaja Tahiliani, his wife and his own efforts led to the discovery of Ensemble, India’s first multi-designer boutique in1987.

He has a specialty as his designs have a fusion of Indian craftsmen designs European tailored silhouette. He is also known for his bridal wear.

10. KANIKA GOYAL

She is a high spirited woman and has her roots deep into craftsmanship and refined tailoring.

She was very clear in her perspective and was constantly surrounded by shapes, lines, designs, etc. which further helped her be a good fashion designer.

ByAditi John

Aditi John who has just completed her 12th boards with commerce, handles a page named secret of shadows with the user name secret_of_shadowswhich has 6k followers. She started writing not taking it too seriously in class 9th. It was when people started appreciating the write ups and suggested to submit it in contests. She has also got an editor’s pick in an American novel named colorism healing and is now a published poet. Several other books also have her write-ups. She aims to become a banking professional and a recognized writer one day.  

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