For a country as culturally rich as India, inspiration is not hard to come by. Be it fashion, film or any other creative field – every nook and corner of our diverse country can inspire you in more ways than you can imagine. And those who truly deserve this honour are Ritu Kumar, Sabyasachi Mukherji, Rohit Bal, Manish Malhotra, AnjuModi It is possibly the intimate understanding of this diversity that has made some of our fashion designers irreplaceable, Satya Paul and JJ Valaya.
Each of these fashion design gurus has carved an unique identity for themselves and their brands in the Indian as well as global fashion industry.
Let’s See Some Fashion Designers With their Show Stoppers
The queen of Indian Fashion’ is definitely the topper when it comes to India’s celebrated fashion designers. Her style is synonymous to opulence, elegance and extravagance – making her the most- sought after bridal wear couturier.
Nargis Fakhri walked down the ramp for Ritu Kumar at the Lakme India Fashion Week 2013. The bridal ensemble in white was a classic floor length anarkali set off by a jewel studded neck piece and graceful make-up.
Other celebrities who walked down the ramp for Ritu Kumar:
The Kolkata based designer is dubbed ‘the future of Indian fashion’. With 3 awards already in his kitty, Saby launched his designer line as soon as he graduated from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata in 1999. Renowned for his passion and skill that brings the best out of Indian textiles and techniques, Sabyasachi is a favourite for innovative Indian ethnic wear – especially among the Bollywood celebrities. His style is best personified by his muse, Vidya Balan.
Sabyasachi’s Bollywoods showstoppers:
The ‘Bollywood designer’ is an apt name for this stylish Indian fashion designer. From modeling to costume designing and finally the king of Bollywood style – Manish Malhotra has had a long and illustrious career. The who’s-who of Bollywood has adorned his exquisite designs – both on and off-screen.
Deepika Padukone in this velvet Manish Malhotra lehenga is one of the most popular showstopper pix from the recent past of fashion shows. The heavily embroidered lehenga is paired with an almost plain choli and heavy jewellery – truly Manish Malhotra style.
Kareena Kapoor serves as the showstopper for the good friend Manish Malhotra in a shimmering off-white gown with silver gilt detailing. The low-cut neckline and long sleeves frame her pretty face well.
Take a look at more Manish Malhotra Showstoppers
Anju’s name was already synonymous with innovative Indian design. Recently Ram leela made her a house hold name. Her traditional yet essentially contemporary designs have won hearts all over the world – celebrities and otherwise. Anju Modi – the brand, is a staple red carpet designer wear.
Madhuri Dixit stepped in as the showstopper for Anju Modi at Delhi Couture Week in a princess-like lehenga. The red-highlights and dupatta was in sync with Madhuri’s very traditional red bhindi and sindoor. The black velvet choli with gold detailing served the contrast required to keep the lehenga in focus.
More Anju Modi Showstoppers:
Satya Paul is one of India’s oldest and most influential designer brands. SatyaPaul is a pioneer in contemporary Indian fashion. Well known for reinventing the traditional saree as a modern classic – Satya Paul is a trusted Indian fashion designer. Mandira Bedi is possibly the biggest fan of the elegant Satya Paul designer sarees.
Valaya is a class apart from the usual Indian designers – an ace couturist, a brilliant designer and a passionate photographer; JJ Valaya has been in the business of creating beautiful clothes for more than 2 decades now. Bollywood stars consider it an honour to be his showstoppers.
Kangana Ranaut walked the ramp for JJ Vlaya’s Maharaja of Madrid show at the India Bridal Fashion Week Delhi 2013. The vibrant ensemble was a treat to the eyes, portrayed brilliantly by the stunning Bollywood beauty.
Kabir Bedi dresses as the ‘Maharaja of Madrid’ dances down the ramp for JJ Valaya at India Bridal fashion Week 2013.
Rohit Bal is not only well known for his out-of the box yet comfortably chic design ideas, but also for his wonderfully planned fashion shows. He makes magic out of fabric and almost always dances down the ramp with his models and showstoppers. His top designer status attracts the big fish in Bollywood like Amitabh Bachchan too. The celebrated designer is one of the most popular names among fashion savvy Indians.
Now, let’s take a look at Bollywood’s love for these top Indian Fashion designers. Here are the celebrities who showed off their designer best with the help of these creative designers:
Sonam Kapoor walks down the ramp with Rohit Bal, as his showstopper for the India Bridal week. Rohit dresses her in an elegant off-white muslin – paisley patterned lehenga-choli that stood out with gold/copper borders and detailing. The antique jewellery completed the royal look.
Here are the other RohitBal showstoppers