Top Fashion Designers
From the establishment of Ensemble, India’s first multi designer boutique, in 1987 to the founding of his own studio in 1990 and becoming the first Indian fashion designer to showcase his works at Milan Fashion Week, Tarun Tahiliani has made many contributions to Indian fashion over his career. His signature style borrows elements of Italian pattern cutting and Indian craftsmanship mixed with modern technologies like digital textile printing, culminating in a look that is both faithful to opulent Indian aesthetics yet contemporary, chic and international. Some of Tahiliani’s most famous designs include British heiress Jemima Goldsmith’s bridal gown for her wedding to Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan in 1995.
A graduate of both New Delhi’s National Institute of Fashion Technology and New York’s Parsons School of Design, Kanika Goyal cut her teeth in the fashion world working for high end brands including Marchesa, Bibhu Mohapatra and Prada, before establishing her own label in 2014. Described as ‘provocative minimalism’, Goyal’s menswear and womenswear are guided by a mix of classic luxury and urban chic fused with paradoxical textiles and shapes. Hotly tipped as one of India’s best up-an-coming designers, Goyal made her Lakme Fashion Week debut as a Next Gen designer this year with her Summer Resort 2015 collection, ‘Creatures of the Night’.
Kolkata-based designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee founded his label following his graduation from New Delhi’s National Institute of Fashion Technology in 1999 and in just a few short years was making waves in the fashion world, winning the 2001 Femina British Council award for Most Outstanding Young Designer in India and being named Grand Winner at the Mercedes Benz Asia Fashion Week in 2003. Described by Mukherjee as ‘international styling with an Indian soul’, his designs are characterized by a fusion of styles, patch-worked embellishments and vibrant color palettes and have been seen on Bollywood stars in films like Raavan and Guzaarish.