5 Top Fashion Designers In India

The recognition of fashion industry in India did not happen overnight. Initially , some young and creative designer’s like Ritu Beri and Rohit Khosla came forward with their designer wear stores in different cities.Designers who came later successfully put the design and aesthetics to clothing and accessories relating to Indian culture.

Ministry of Textiles in India in 1986 with an objective to setup a state-of-art fashion technolgy institute in India opened NIFT in Delhi.The increasing awareness of fashion among Indians and  purchasing power has brought the designer wear under their reach.

Check out the fashion designers currently dominating the Indian fashion Industry below.

Top Fashion Designers In India

Neeta Lulla

Neeta Lulla (Third from Right)

She is probably the most renowned designers of India, globally. A personal favourite of actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Neeta Lulla has to her credit films like Jodha Akbar, Devdas, Yuva any several others. Her creations exude royalty, grace and richness.

Her creativity and talent has won her accolades in places like US, Monte Carlo, Rome and Canada. She has also won a National Award.

She has her two storey flagship store done in ivory, aquamarine and dull gold that has been running quite successfully.

Manish Malhotra


A personal favourite of Kareena Kapoor, Manish malhotra is ‘the’ designer of the Bollywood industry.He is the one that brought colours, vibrancy and youthful look to several blockbuster movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil to Pagal Hai, Rangeela, Raja Hindustani and many more.

He has designed wedding outfits for many respectable families too which include families of Deshmukh’s, Patel’s Godrej’s, Birla’s, Jindal’s, Raheja’s and for actors like Karisma Kapoor, Kajol etc.

He has associated himself with leading global companies like Deutche bank, Thai Gems and Jewellers Association, Wizcraft, American express bank, Moet and Henessey and many more.

Manish is also perceived as the top fashion designer in the eyes of bollywood celebrities.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee


He is the king of traditional clothing. Speaking volumes of grace and vibrancy, he has given a royal touch to Indian women’s clothing. Being a personal favourite of Rani Mukherjee and Vidya Balan, he has given the contemporary Indian woman a new face through his creations.

His retail stores like Carma and Ogaan, Milange and Ensemble, Espee and Intrigue and Origins and Oorja have earned a big name for themselves. Apart from making big news everytime at Lakme India Fashion weeks he has earned many awards too.

Films like Black, Guzaarish, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Raavan, Paa and many more have all his creations in each frame.

Vikram Phadnis


He is one of the honchos of the fashion world. Having a fast earning retail store in Juhu, Mumbai, Vikram has created stunning designs in western wear for both men and women.

His creations are well known in places like Chicago, South Africa, New York and Dubai.

JJ Valaya

JJ Valaya

A master of hand embroideries and stunning bridal collection, JJ Valaya needs no introduction in the fashion world.

He has his ‘House of Valaya’ into agreement with Genesis Colour Private Ltd and is amongst the founder member of the Board of Governors of the Fashion Design Council of India along with being the official brand ambassador of Swarovski, India.

He is a renowned name in Dubai, London, Paris, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Johannesburg globally.