Indian fashion is known for one thing: luxury.
The bright colors, intricate gold details, and delicate fabric all combined make for wearable and show-stopping looks. Many Indian fashion collections emphasize the beauty of modesty and how high-fashion can come in different styles. Explore Indian fashion through the lenses of these designers.
Pastels and Pop
1st Floor, above Silver Bijoux store, #211 5th Main, Post Office Rd, Vijaynagar, RPC Layout Bangalore – 560040
Pastels and Pop handcrafts juttis (slip-on shoes) for women, men, and children! The brand was started by the Chhabra sisters in 2015, who were aiming to share this style of Punjabi shoe with South India and have now spread it worldwide. Their brand relies on combining classic techniques with modern trends to bring a little pop of luxury to everyone’s life.
2. Basil Leaf
Ground Floor Swastik House Door No 1 Tulsi Pipe Road Opposite Sunshine Tower, Dadar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400028, India
Basil Leaf creates luxury kurtis and trousseaus with the mission of making women feel confident in any style of clothing. The brand name comes from the delicacy of the Tulsi or Basil Leaf which is very popular in Hindu culture.
3. Ritika Sachdeva
New Delhi, India
Ritika Sachdeva sells a variety of beautiful jewelry, including earrings, necklaces, and rings! A huge part of Indian fashion is jewelry; you’ll usually see someone wearing statement jewelry pieces much like the ones sold by Ritika Sachdeva. Her collections have fringe and mirror work, perfect for standing out in a crowd.
4. Gauri & Nainika
560, Lado Sarai, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India
Gauri & Nainika was founded in 2002 showcasing a line of evening wear gowns and flirty cocktail dresses. These looks were inspired by elegant European and Western shapes and patterns. Gauri & Nainika grew up adoring classic Hollywood actresses and fashion, and this is echoed in their work. The romantic and charming dresses are both traditional and modern.
5. Shop Violla
C34-36, Bais Godam Cir, Suraj Nagar, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006, India
Clothes and accessories at Shop Violla are handcrafted! The feminine dresses are in-line with shop founder Shreya Juneja and they now offer shipping worldwide.
6. Ritu Kumar
Unit No.AG-03, Ground Floor, Ador House, K Dubash Marg, Opposite, Lion Gate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
Ritu Kumar grew from a small shop in Kolkata to one of India’s biggest brands. This brand is all about transforming traditional designs by using quality fabric and proving that handcrafted items are even more beautiful than factory made items. Ritu Kumar has multiple collections, including bridal wear, Contemporary Indian Fashion, and even home decor.
7. KALKI Fashion
Prime Plaza, 101, SV Rd, Navyug Colony, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054, India
KALKI Fashion specializes in designer bridal wear and other party gowns. It’s blend of luxury and couture can make any woman feel special the instant she steps into a KALKI gown. The designs are also customizable and uniquely crafted with the finest fabrics.
Thaapo, meaning mark or impression, is all about toxic-free fabrics. Fabric shops are common in India but Thaapo emphasizes fabric as art and clothes as an extension of ourselves. These fabrics are made by eco-printing, a process where plants are enclosed in textiles and printed on with plant dyes.
9. Tarun Tahiliani
Shop No. 351, Second Floor, DLF Emporio Mall, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj II, New Delhi, Delhi 110070, India
Tarun Tahiliani is a brand that combines India’s traditional history of fashion and art with present day fashions. Popular styles here include draped dresses, intricate lehengas, and new collections for every season.