(Last Updated on : 17/08/2013)
of West India are mainly from Rajasthan
, the urban tinge getting highlighted in their creations and the influential climate of globalization mapping their work. Manish Malhotra
who is famous for his ability to envision a 'look' for the character is an inhabitant of Mumbai, West India. Manish Malhotra's list of films includes several blockbusters since Rangeela, where Mass hysteria erupted when he transformed the then "plain" actress Urmila Matondkar
and turned her into a raging sex symbol. He then won the first Filmfare Costume Award Awards for the Rangeela. He repeated the magic with Karishma Kapoor
and changed her image through Raja Hindustani and bagged an award for the same; then followed Dil to Pagal Hai and an award for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. He has also been graced with Indira Priyadarshini Memorial Award for his contribution to the fashion industry, felicitated by National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi
and the Indo American Society for his contribution to fashion designing. He is named as the most Stylish Designer of the Year at the Elle Style Awards in 1999.
Manish's style is strongly influenced by fusion wear and he favours pale, ice creamy neutrals, lilacs and lemons for hot, sultry summers adding chiffons. Manish greatly admires on the foreign fashion front, designers Georgio Armani and DKNY. His other favourites include Vivienne Westwood and Donatella Versace.
is the West Indian fashion designer from Ahmedabad
who with a flicker of flurry Chiffon and unabashed glamour walked into the fashion street whirling and discovering the fashion fair once again two decades ago and in her sojourn exploring her self anew afresh. She fires up the canvas creating waves across runaways and the silver screen worldwide.
is the pride of West India who has in actuality revolutionized the way fashion's perceived in India and has given a new dimension altogether a couture and prˆt in India. The eclectic Avant Garde designer is known for his sophisticated, aristocratic and deceptively simple silhouettes and the brand's aim of creating wearable art. If any one understands the value of "Brand India", it is Raghavendra Rathore.
an inhabitant of Goa
or West India does not fall into the basket of middling fashion designer rather the jack of all trades and inherently master of many; he has written special features for Apparel, regular columns for Femina, Goa
Today and freelance fashion journalism in major Indian news media. The flexible designer's work includes theatre design, advertising styling and forecast portfolios!
J. J. Valaya
, an inhabitant of Rajasthan is regarded as one of the fashion czars in the industry; referred to as the Monarch of Indian fashion. He rules the fashion world with his splendid collection of hand embroidered fabric that has captured the global market. JJ Valaya, one of India's most celebrated designers, has come a long way from his days of auditing banks in India. Growing up in an Army family, JJ and his two older brothers were raised by their parents in various cities across India. He is known for his knack of combining clothes and his unique experimentation.
born and brought up in Mumbai
, West India is best known for his ability to infuse Indian craftsmanship and textile heritage with European tailored silhouette. His signature is to combine traditional aesthetics, refined luxury with modern, meticulous design. Tarun started his professional career in management, with a degree from the Wharton School of Business. In 1987 he conceived of starting a world-class fashion store in Mumbai that would house up-market designer clothing. Tarun and his wife Sailaja chose a handful of talented young, undiscovered designers, which led to the birth of Ensemble, and along with it a revolution that would change the face of the fashion industry. Tarun's own design career also had its inception in the birth of Ensemble. Although he had the flair he honed his technical knowledge in design by qualifying for an associate degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
is the Indian fashion designer who is currently the design head of Satya Paul
who has beyond doubt sculpted a niche for herself in the fashion world and B-town and is definitely here to stay. Her creations are simple yet eye-catching which forms to be the wardrobe of scores of Bollywood divas. Her cow- and camera-print outfits are a particular favourite with many.
, one of the famous Indian fashion designers
was born in New York, but came to India rather Mumbai
at the age of 11 and then her parents put her into a boarding school in the Himalayan Mountains (Sanawar). From the very start she found that it was too military and conformist for her. Being a rebel right from her childhood days, she ended up running away from school 6-1/2 years later.
is a Fashion designer who is one of the innovators of Mumbai
's Coho, with his cool and snazzy boutique next to the Colaba Post Office, and with his background of a being a real New York City Soho inhabitant, living and working downtown.
is one of the Indian fashion designers
based in New Delhi
. In early 2011, he was appointed creative director of the womens wear collection of the French fashion house Paco Rabanne, although he left the company in May 2012.
Rajesh Pratap Singh
is one of the Indian Fashion Designers
are on a perpetual spree to explore the new vistas of fashion market, of stepping and turning the new stones of fashion fair churning into new statements and new moves every time . Reinvention of fashion and steering it towards a new way a destination that calls forth change to be welcomed by one and all is the forte of Rajesh Pratap Singh.
is one of the designers to show with Ensemble, as early as the 80s. This is one designer who has shown consistency and skill in her styling. Monisha got noticed due to her wonderful prints, the softness and sculpt of her professional cutting and her price consciousness.