List of top fashion designers in Bollywood

1.Vikram phadnis


Vikram Phadnis started his career as a choreographer before rising to fame as a fashion designer. He completed 25 years as a fashion designer.

His journey has been a motivation to each one of the individuals who need to become wildly successful in the fashion industry.

Vikram Phadnis style is about instantiated richness of Indian couture in regal fabrics through traditional ornate crafts like embroideries, embossing and embellishing.

In the words of the designer himself,    “It gives me immense pleasure that everyone from a beauty queen to a girl next door adorns my creations and looks truly captivating.

2.Manish Arora

Source:The Indian Express
Source: The Indian Express

Manish Arora is one of the most celebrated and inspiring contemporary designers in

the fashion world today.

In 1997 Manish Arora launched his own label “Manish Arora” and started retailing in India.Three years later, Manish participated in the first-ever India Fashion Week held in New Delhi and represented India at the Hong Kong Fashion Week.

He is known for a rich palette of psychedelic colors and kitsch motifs in garments that combine traditional Indian crafts like embroidery, appliqué, and beading with Western silhouettes.

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 1st Indian in the Fashion Industry to be awarded this honor.

3.Wendell Rodricks:


Wendell Rodricks began his career in fashion after a successful tenure in hotel management.Trained in Los Angeles & Paris established his own label in 1990.

Wendell’s first collection from Goa earned him the title ‘Guru of Minimalism’ and his next collection in 1995 pioneered the concept of ‘resort wear’ and ‘eco-friendly’ garments at a time the words were not yet coined in India.

Wendell has written for magazines, coffee table books, and anthologies.


First Indian designer to be invited to show at IGEDO

Kingfisher award for Designer Hall of fame in 2000

Marie Claire Fashion Award for best staging 2011

4.Manish Malhotra:

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Manish Malhotra is one of India’s most successful fashion designers.He is known in the Indian film industry for his different style and his ability to envision a ‘look’ for the character.

In 2005, he began a talk show named The Manish Malhotra Show.

He was also asked to design clothes for dancer Michael Jackson when he visited India for a Bollywood show.

5.Ritu Kumar:


Ritu Kumar is the largest & most respected designer-wear brand in India today. Since 1969, it has developed a unique style of its own, reflecting the ancient traditions of Indian craftsmanship in a contemporary vocabulary. The first woman to introduce the boutique culture in India under the brand name ‘Ritu’. Today she has outlets in 14 cities in India.

Ritu in 1999 published a book Costumes and Textiles of Royal India which chronicles the history of textiles and art design in India.

Ritu Kumar has also been awarded  the Padma Shri Award 2013, the country’s fourth highest civilian award

6.Sabyasachi Mukherjee:

Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor displays the creation of fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee during the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016, in Mumbai on Aug 28, 2016. (Photo: IANS)
Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor displays the creation of fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee during the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016, in Mumbai on Aug 28, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the young designer from Kolkata is making waves in the Indian fashion horizon. He entered into films with his costumes designed for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film, ‘Black’ which bagged the national award in 2005.

Mukherjee also aspires to be a food writer and to conduct a food show.

He was declared the best Designer of India at the MTV Lycra style awards and won the ‘Society’ Achievers award for the best new Indian designer.

He was requested to showcase his collections at the prestigious Oxford University Annual black tie charity dinner fashion show.

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