New ideas, new creations, bursts of energy – upcoming designers bring all of this and more to the ever changing domain of fashion designing. It’s always exciting to know who’s creating that buzz, whose knockout design is that celeb flaunting, who is the next big thing waiting to happen to the fashion world!
Here’s our pick of Top 5 Indian Fashion Designers who are already making a splash with their edgy designs, contemporary twists to timeless styles and use of age-old techniques to create modern outfits for today’s women.
Say hello to our superstars in the making…
neha started her eponymous label in 2011 and made a debut as a Gennext Designer at Lakme Fashion Week Festive Winter 2012. She also won the Grazia Young Fashion Award for the Breakthrough Label of Year 2013. Sneha has an art of putting her story-telling through design. Her collections have a sense of simplicity and calmness. You will find most of her creations outright wearable straight from the runway.
A combination of classic bodies with avant-garde detailing, structure with a flow and modernity with a vintage twist, she loves combining contrasting elements to create ‘love forever’ pieces.
For more on her work we’ll let the pictures do the talking…
An NIFT alumni, New Delhi-based Pratima Pandey specializes in the use of natural fabrics. Her label Prama means beauty with intelligence in Sanskrit and strives to get the same spirit in her work with a view to encourage craftsmanship and sustainability. She was the winner of Grazia Young Awards 2011 in the category of eco-friendly fashion.
Here are some dresses that we love from her collection…
After graduating from London College of Fashion Ruchika moved to India to set up her label Bodice. During her time in London she worked with prestigious designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Giles Deacon. She creates magic by combining unconventional and distinct designs with classic tailoring. This makes her collection quite wearable. Having won the Vogue India Fashion Fund 2014, she has established herself as a promising young talent and will go on to become a household name in no time.
Bodice is a contemporary label which aims to make timeless classics with a modern twist by adding unexpected details and quirky embellishments. Have a look…
No Indian look can be complete without a saree. And Sonaakshi’s designs are all about flattering silhouettes, feminine and refined. Known as the Saree-Gown specialist, Sonaakshi was assisting Manish Malhotra before her independent launch. Barely 3 years to her first Lakme Fashion Week she is a hot favorite in the Bollywood circuit. Name an actress and she has a Sonaakshi.
Sonaakshi is one of the very few Indian designers who has been featured for her popular work on the website of Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. With such talent and strong clientele, Sonaakshi’s already carved a niche for herself in a very short span of time.
Ragini Ahuja is quite a newbie having launched her brand Ikai at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013 Gen-Next Show. But given the buzz she created at the Fashion Week it won’t be long before she becomes a name to reckon with in the fashion industry. Testimony to this fact is that she was the first runner up at the recently concluded Vogue Fashion Fund 2014.
With her creativity, edgy designs and her knack of putting interesting elements together, there’s no doubt that she’s already making her way into the big band of designers.
So whose creation are you wearing next?
Stay stylish… stay fashionable….
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