Born Indian, Gone International: 6 Designers Making Waves Globally
As fashion-conscious women, we know you’re always talking about Louboutin, Ferragamo and Alexander McQueen. But did you know that some Indian designers are not far behind in the international hall of fame? With India making its presence felt globally, these cool designers are making their mark on the international red carpet with many Hollywood celebrities sporting their creations. Read on to know more.
1. Falguni & Shane Peacock
This designer duo has been on the minds of a number of international celebs, from Fergie and Rihanna to Katy Perry, JLo and Lady Gaga—all of whom love their edgy-meets-quirky-meets-chic combo. They even showcased their collection at New York Fashion Week 2014. You can find their stores in Mumbai, Delhi, New York, Los Angeles and London.
L to R: Katy Perry, Rihanna and Fergie in Falguni & Shane Peacock’s creations
2. Bibhu Mohapatra
From the city of Odisha to the roads of New York, Bibhu Mohapatra has been stealing the hearts of glamorous ladies. We love his minimalistic designs that come with a touch of bold prints. He has worked with prestigious fashion labels like Halston and J.Mendel early in his career. Bibhu now has a store in New York and has dressed celebrities such as Michelle Obama, Lupita Nyong’o, Cobie Smulders and Gwyneth Paltrow.
L to R: Lupita Nyong’o, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cobie Smulders in Bibhu Mohapatra’s dresses
3. Naeem Khan
From Michelle Obama to Beyoncé and Katherine Heigl, Naeem Khan’s creations have blown away the ladies. He’s known for his use of solid shades, minimalistic cuts and bold sequins—and we especially like the fact that his outfits drape the body just right. You can find his store across the globe in UK, USA, Singapore and other places.
L to R: Katherine Heigl, Michelle Obama and Beyoncé wear Naeem Khan dresses
4. Gaurav Gupta
Rooted in Indian culture and influenced by Greek goth, Gaurav Gupta’s creations are simply mind-blowing. And Shakira, Lady Victoria Hervey and Hofit Golan agree! They have been seen sporting the designer’s creations on the red carpet and for other occasions. We especially love the texturing of the clothes combined with fine Greek-inspired embroidery and lace.
L to R: Lady Victoria Hervey, Shakira and Hofit Golan rock Gaurav Gupta creations
5. Alpana and Neeraj
Quirky and kitschy designs from Alpana and Neeraj have been popular with the ladies from the West. They rose to fame when Lady Gaga sported an all-white ensemble by them. Soon, Kat Graham and Nicole Sherzinger followed suit. You must take note of their feminine cuts and textures, combined with a touch of futuristic fabric and designing.
L to R: Kat Graham, Lady Gaga and Nicole Sherzinger wear Alpana and Neeraj outfits
6. Manish Arora
The refreshing designs and colours in Manish Arora’s collection surprise us every season. And we’re not the only ones; Heidi Klum, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry also love his outfits. Manish has been associated with brands such as Walt Disney, Swarovski, Swatch, Reebok and Barbie. Find his signature style of splash of colours with Indian motifs and Western cuts in stores in the UK and India.
L to R: Heidi Klum, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry showcase Manish Arora creations
We hope to see international celebrities rock Indian designer outfits more. Do share if you have more names to add to the list.
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