India’s Top 7 Fashion Designers

Updated: Aug 10

It’s easy to just put on a boring old t-shirt and jeans and leave the house, but it’s not what makes heads turn. Intricate patterns, rich colours, elegant silhouettes, those are what give fashion a new meaning. You’ve probably seen Sabyasachi’s lehengas and Masaba’s fusion wear, but today we tell you a bit about the minds behind these stunning designs – the fashion designers who turned their vision into reality. 

1. Manish Malhotra

We’ll start with the country’s most celebrated designer- Manish Malhotra. This London-born and Mumbai-raised icon is one of the most renowned Indian designers, and has designed for celebrities such as Jean-Claude Van Damme, Priyanka Chopra, Kajol, Reese Witherspoon, and even Michael Jackson!

Malhotra ventured into runway fashion designing in 1998, and launched Reverie- Manish Malhotra, and in 2005, launch his couture label Manish Malhotra. 

Over his career, he’s become one of the most influential fashion designers in Bollywood, and is credited with modernizing Bollywood costume design.


He’s won 47 of the 49 awards he’s been nominated for, including the Filmfare Special Jury Award, Guild Award for Best Costume Design, and IIFA Award for Best Costume Design, and with good reason - who wouldn’t want to wear his stunning designs?

2. Sabyasachi Mukherjee