Fashion designer Ritu Kumar is among the few most talented personalities that have not only acquired fame in India, but have achieved international recognition for their outstanding contribution to the fashion industry. From the early 90s she has been designing costumes for Indian and international beauty pageants. Every year Ritu Kumar Collection is specially introduced to provide electrifying looks to the Miss India Contestants at the Femina Miss India pageant and also for the winners who participate in Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss Asia Pacific contests. Ritu Kumar has also created fabulous garments for international style icons including Jemima Khan and Late Princess Diana. In 2013 she was honored with the Padma Shri for her enormous contribution to the Indian fashion industry.
The veteran Indian designer herself introduces some of the creations at her workshop. These sarees have beautiful shades and floral prints all over.
Starting her journey with four craftsmen specializing in block printing in a village adjacent to Kolkata city, she went a long way to open 35 retail stores across different locations in India. Her thoughts and conceptualization of attiring models over, the time has introduced an aura of revolution where ethnicity meets contemporary themes to produce majestic fusion artwork. Even today women impatiently wait for her feathery touch enhanced colorful Ritu Kumar saree collection that has something new every time. Experimenting with different combinations of block prints, embroidery and fusion art she has introduced her signature style with rainbow colours, Indian prints and much more.
The discussion on Ritu Kumar Collection lacks the zeal without mentioning her most celebrated works- the bridal collections. She pours her soul into the artwork and creation when it comes to designing bridal outfits. Ritu Kumar’s bridal collection of lehengas, sarees, and salwar kameez is featured every season in famous fashion weeks. With so many creative ideas, she has a long way to go with her innumerable collections.
The Bollywood divas wait impatiently for the arrival of the latest Ritu Kumar Collection every year. Many famous actresses, including Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Lara Dutta, Anushka Sharma and many others have been spotted in Ritu Kumar designer outfits on many occasions. Many of these actresses and others, including Nargis Fakri, Esha Gupta, and many others have hit the floors of the ramp as a show stopper in bridal outfits, salwars suits, Indo western fusion garments and many others.
Bollywood Actresses exhibiting Ritu Kumar Collection at the Lakme Fashion Week.
Left: Juhi Chawla in a bright red and green ethnic Ritu Kumar collection of bridal lehenga with rich embroidery on the blouse.
Center: Model turned actress Nargis Fakri in an embellished beautiful floor length Anarkali outfit. The copper and coffee colour contrasts at the twin borders look amazing.
Bollywood actress Nargis Fakri in white and golden heavy embroidered anarkali salwar kameez by fashion designer Ritu Kumar has fabulous artwork at the base and on the dupatta. The outfit matches the trend of today’s generation and Indian traditionalism.
A model walks the ramp in Ritu Kumar Collection. The black and red colour of this lehenga is very charismatic with golden embroidery and sequin work all over. The design has been distinguished from the traditional lehenga pattern by layering it with a black full sleeve coat on the red blouse underneath.
Some more collections from Ritu Kumar Collection are below