Fashion has now become a very important part of every single person’s lifestyle, be it in India or abroad. Everyone’s attention remains on what the person in front is wearing. Fashion takes our everyday casual clothes to inspire us to dress up glamorously and present ourselves to the world.
The fashion industry is one such industry that has given many entrepreneurs an opportunity to grow and showcase their talents. And today we have made a list of some such fashion entrepreneurs who stepped into the fashion industry and are now ruling it.
Top Fashion entrepreneurs to follow
These are some of the best Fashion entrepreneurs who you should follow to improve your fashion.
- Masaba Gupta
- Falguni Nayar
- Anamika Khanna
- Anita Dongre
- Sabyasachi Mukherjee
- Ritu Kumar
- Tarun Tahiliani
- Suchi Mukherjee
- Richa Kar
- Manoj Gupta and Monika Gupta
Masaba Gupta (House of Masaba)
Masaba Gupta is a Fashion Designer and Actress who is also the founder of House of Masaba Brand. She began her fashion designing career at the young age of 19 and first created a collection for Lakme Fashion Week.
Masaba commenced her fashion designing career at the age of 19 and first designed a collection for Lakme Fashion Week. Initially, she was a bit confused about her career as she also loved to dance but when people started appreciating her designs, she thought of pursuing a career in fashion design. After this she gradually started her own label named House of Masaba‘ and she has also been awarded for promoting a fashion show Through Instagram.
Falguni Nayar (Founder of Nykaa)
Falguni Nayak is one of the renowned entrepreneurs of India and is the founder and CEO of Nykaa. After completing her studies at IIM Ahmedabad, she worked with Kotak Mahindra Group and resigned from her post after working for nearly 20 years.
In 2012, she founded Nykaa with her own money and by 2021 its net worth reached $2.3 billion. Currently, Nykaa has more than 1500 brands and more than 1.8 million products which are divided into five segments: Women, Kids, Tech, Men, and Home. Recently, Nayar entered the Forbes India Rich List by securing the 44th position.
Anamika Khanna (Ana Mika)
Anamika Khanna is a Fashion Designer who is known for her international Label Ana Mika. She started her first label in the 90s which became famous for its unconventional and eclectic aesthetic.
She was the first Indian designer to showcase a versatile collection at Paris Fashion Week and has also presented her collections at several fashion shows such as Bridal Asia, Lakme Fashion Week, and Wills Fashion Week and has been featured in the business of Fashion 500 list.
Khanna is the first Indian designer to set up an international label. Her designs are sold online and offline in India and abroad. She used to be a classical dancer and painter before becoming a fashion designer.
Anita Dongre (House of Anita Domgre)
Anita Dongre is a fashion designer and entrepreneur known for her unique beauty style who has also established her own label ‘House of Anita Dongre’. Apart from being a fashion designer, she is also the founder of Pink City, which is a Jewellery Brand.
She has received various awards for her Contribution to the Indian Fashion Industry such as the GR8 Flo Women Achievers Award, EY Entrepreneur of the Year award, and Pantene Shine Award. She is also known for her sustainable fashion initiative and for empowering rural artisans through her grassroots brand.
Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Sabyasachi)
Sabyasachi Mukherjee is a renowned Indian Fashion designer and jewelry designer who is recognized for his traditional and ethnic designs that are inspired by the rich culture and heritage of India.
Ha had a keen interest in fashion design from a young age so after finishing his schooling he went on to study at the National Institute of Fashion Technology. In 1999 he started selling his designer goods using the Sabyasachi label and has been working in the fashion industry for over 2 decades.
In 2005, he won the National Award for Best Costume Designer for Sanjay Leela Bhansal’s film ‘Black’. Bollywood Stars like Neha Dhupia, Sridevi, Karina Kapoor, Isha Ambani, and Nyonika Chatterjee have walked the ramp in his Designed outfits.
Ritu Kumar is a very talented Indian fashion designer who started her fashion career using two small table and hand block printing techniques. She has established one of the most reputable and famous fashion brands in India.
She has been in the fashion industry for over 4 decades and her brand is known for its use of colors, embroideries, fabrics, and Indian aesthetics. Celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Princess Diana, Lara Dutta, Madhuri Dixit, Dia Mirza, and Soha Ali Khan have worn her designed outfits.
Tarun Tahiliani is an eminent fashion Designer known for his innovative Designs. He is also recognized for his fusion of traditional Indian textiles and modern Western silhouettes. After finishing his early education, he went on to gain a degree in Business Management from the Wharton Business School.
After moving back to India, he tried his hands in Family Business in Oil field equipment but eventually in 1987, he began his own Multi- Designer boutique ‘Ensemble’ along with his Wife Sailja. Later in 1990, he began his own label Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio. In 1991, His First collection was showcased in New Delhi and now he has become one of the most prominent Fashion Designers.
Suchi Mukherjee (Limeroad)
Suchi Mukherjee is a successful Indian entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Limeroad, an online shopping platform. She began working at Lehman Brothers Inc. as a Senior Associate for Corporate Finance. Later, she joined eBay after working at Virgin Media first. She went back to India in 2011 with the intention of establishing an international brand there.
She initially started her business by selling women’s apparel and accessories, later he expanded to providing Men clothing, home decor kitchenware, etc.
Richa Kar (Zivame)
Richa Kar is an Indian Entrepreneur who is known for being the Founder and CEO of Zivame, an online market for women’s Lingerie. She launched Zivame in 2011 And Zivame’s site has over 50 brands and over 5000 different types of lingerie. These garments have carved their niche in the Indian fashion industry.
Apart from lingerie, this store also offers other types of clothing like nightwear, fitnesswear, and loungewear.
With a $100 million valuation, Zivame is the top online lingerie retailer in India, offering 5,000 different designs across 50 brands and 100 different sizes. IDG Ventures India, Kalaari Capital, and Uniledger Ventures have collectively invested $9 million in the business.
Manoj Gupta and Monika Gupta (Craftsvilla)
Craftsvilla was established by a Husband-wife duo Manoj Gupt and Monika Gupta which is India’s Largest Store for buying Ethnic apparel, footwear, fashion accessories, beauty products, and handcrafted home accessories.
It was launched in 2011 by CEO Manoj Gupta and COO Monika Gupta. The size of the company is estimated to be around $300-500 million. The startup says it has over 25,000 makers and designers who have sold over 4 million items. Craftsvilla now deducts service tax from each transaction and charges a 20% fee.