(Last Updated on : 15/10/2013)
Ethnic fashion designers are the face of India's ethnicity which is but a scrumptiously problematized subject intertwined with linguistic and regional issues. The ethnicity of India is conceivably more multifarious and complex than that of any other country. The cultural heritage that crowns India with her blandishments of ascertained ethnicity is artistically locked within the length and breadth of the creations by numerous Indian fashion designers
Fashion's "blue eyed boy" Sabyasachi Mukherjee ensures that he executes fashion with elegance, seemliness, solemnity and ethnicity. Sabyasachi's fashion maintains that fashion remains to be an extension of one's intellect. Sabyasachi has been involved in epoch making as he created waves internationally with his ethnic creations and it finally made him well identified as a trendsetting global marquee. The designs from him are indubitably relevant, bold, rebellious, innovative, chic, quaint and awe inspiring. As time rolled on his sense of style evolved too as he has lucratively built a clothing brand that has a brawny social perspective. Quick to identify with the demands of the Indian market, Sabyasachi has created a brand that has represented a comfort zone to global Indians and remained undistorted through major socio-economical-political changes. His signature style is originality, as he moves between stunningly crafted bridal wear and perfectly structured western statements. His inspiration has always been Satyajit Ray
, and how using a broken camera he made world cinema.
Anamika Khanna's style is international with ethnic wear and Indian craft as her permanent perennial style bouquets. She contemplates that fashion is all about reinventing oneself and resulting into grunge-ethno-preppy mishmash. She has had delivered one of her strongest bodies of work to date in a luxury collection for Couture Week, shown off-site at the Evoluzione store. Kashmiri
embroidery, zardosi, parsi gara etc co-existed happily in one collection. Anamika Khanna's designs are traditional and yet contemporary and through them, she pays tribute to the modern Indian woman who knows her mind.
Abhishek Dutta is one of the unsullied Indian fashion designers whose creations untarnished literally screams different. Hailed as the quintessential fashion face of the season his works speak for him. Style is the mantra for him; fashion is his hymn as the fashion fraternity witnesses his quirky quick journey to framed fame, eminence and prominence. He has had already engraved a matchless alcove for himself and his stylistic agendas. Abhishek Dutta is one of the ethnic fashion designers whose work speaks of the ethnic stylistic features.
Ritu Kumar one of India's leading fashion designers whose philosophy is based on the premise that everything that is aesthetic cut across national and international borders. Her range of ethnicity creating history in clothing market has an identity of its own. Ritu Kumar was the first woman to introduce the "boutique" culture in India under the brand name "Ritu". With boutique culture had arrived ethnic artistry. It's she but none who pioneered the term "fashion" in the Indian context demonstrating that hand made products can be as profitable as and even more glamorous than those made by the machine. She also demonstrated that Indian fashion
is more than competent of holding it's own in the international arena of haute couture. Ritu Kumar's forte is traditional Indian clothes that draw heavily on the textile and embroidery heritage of India and remains classics of their kind. But she evolved another style for European buyer. Her Indo-West fusion wear has all the trappings of block prints, embroidery and craft inputs on a western style.
Neeta Lulla is one designer whose style statements are ethnic owing to the fact that they are original assimilating the eastern and western styles. The USP of her creation is the ability to interlock western and Indian silhouettes, prints and design catering to the speckled tastes. Her creations have become a part of the luxury lexicon by continuing to create innovated attires by drawing inspiration from various cultures but yet maintaining the quintessential ethnicity that is part and parcel of the Indian orient soil and cultural extravaganza.
Kiran Uttam Ghosh
Kiran Uttam Ghosh is a venerable name of one who dwells in fashion designing and has subsequently nullified the codification of categorization. Her emblematic exposure in ethnicity is replicated in her style couture. The creations crafted by her are terribly understated, with silhouettes and characteristic textures that repudiate to be bracketed by terms such as Eastern or Western. A symmetrical hem lines sparkles and layers with ephemeral facades of silhouettes is what defines the designs of Kiran Uttam Ghosh. Her style is impeccable with a whole lot of mixed genres of intricate hand work on fabric. Her designs exhibit sensibility mingled with utilitarianism. Her clientele has reason to rejoice for her classic ensembles narrating the bountiful saga of Indian wears going global.
Satya Paul, another fashion designer clearly indicates the ethnical style imbroglio of the Indian fashion panorama. Indian Sarees
have received a new global look in his hand. From a quintessential fashion designer to a global brand designer, his intrinsic value of proactive response has been breath taking.
Tarun Tahiliani is best known for his ability to infuse Indian craftsmanship and textile heritage with European tailored silhouette. There lies the configured border line of his adorned ethnicity. His signature is to combine traditional aesthetics, refined luxury with modern, meticulous design. Style, craftsmanship, quality and refinement are the defining symbols of Tarun's garments. His collections attempt to rejuvenate ideas towards a renewal for contemporary Indian life. A wide spectrum of silhouettes and styles complement his trademark drapes and subtlety. Tarun is a successful fashion designer in the country whose clients cover a domestic and international arena.