India has produced some of the legendary fashion designers who have brought about innovative and unique designs. Talents such as Ritu Kumar who has been a veteran of fashion industry in India and embryonic talents from artists such as Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama and Kanika Goyal are all produced from India. These enormously gifted fashion designers blend the traditions with new and modern aesthetics effortlessly.
Mumbai is the home to the Bollywood and we know our stars and celebrities to don the fashion just when it is out. Therefore, you would find fashionistas in the latest trends. People in Mumbai have a huge choice of designers available as Mumbai is a home to a number of malls, stores, boutiques and shopping centers. Fashion oozes out from every direction and it is interesting to see so many talented people getting recognition.
Here are top 10 Best Fashion Designers Boutiques in Mumbai
10. Bibhu Mohapatra
Hailing from Rourkela, Mohapatra moved to US to pursue studies in Economics but his love for fashion dragged him all the way to NYC. He got his education from the esteemed Fashion Institute of Technology. He was appreciated for his work on various forums. He worked with a couple of big shots of the industry such as Halston and J. Mendel and eventually launched his own label in the year 2008. His evening gowns and dresses are really flattering. One of the most prominent clients he has is Michelle Obama – America’s First Lady.
9. Masaba Gupta
Masaba passed out in 2009 from SNDT Women’s University of Mumbai. She launched her label in the same year. She is a very innovative and creative designer and has stores and boutiques across Mumbai. She has participated in a number of events and has won several accolades such as Best Emerging Designer in L’Oreal Paris Femina Award and PETA India’s Most Talented Designer of 2013. Her signature style is to combine the Indian traditional outfits with bright colored prints and embellishments.
8. Payal Singhal
Coming from a family of artists, it is surely not a surprise seeing Payal Singhal on the list. She is very creative and was honored with the Shoppers Stop Designer of the Year at the age of 15. Yes you read that right! She was merely 15 when she barged in the fashion industry and established herself as a phenomenalartist. Payal’s self-titled label was established in the year 1999 and is known to produce customizable made-to-order designs and also ready-to-wear bridal wear. Her contemporary designs are very popular among the industry’s big shots. She has her boutiques and stores in Mumbai, as well as the Middle East, Hong Kong, and US.
7. Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama
One of the most talented and emerging fashion designers of India. She was born in the year 1991 and at such a tender age she has made her mark in the industry. She launched her debut under her label self-titled label, P.E.L.L.A., with the collection named pret-a-porter at the Lakme Fashion Week Gen Next Summer/Resort show in the year 2015. A graduate from Bengaluru’s NIFT her designs promote the thought process that there is imperfection in beauty which is evident from her debut collection UTOPIA.
6. Karma Kola
Vivek & Rekha Damani founded Karma Kola in the year 2004. This boutique in the Bandra area of Mumbai is known to provide the up-and-coming transnational fashion to the fashionist of Mumbai. They present a wider range of clothing and accessories and would suit the body type as well as the pocket. College students love the collection here. If you are in Mumbai, you must check out their collections of Bags and shoes.
5. Sabyasachi Mukherjee
Sabyasachi established his label in the year 1999 just after he graduated from New Delhi’s NIFT. He became a famous and influential name in the industry in just a span of few years. In the year 2001, he won the Femina British Council award for being the Most Outstanding Young Designer in India. And in the year 2003 he was honored at the Mercedes Benz Asia Fashion Week as the Grand Winner. He puts an international style in the Indian clothes and is known for fusion and using vibrant colors.
4. Tarun Tahiliani
Tarun is one of the first designers to have made it big on the international arena. He presented his works at the Milan Fashion Week. He has undoubtedly made numerous contributions to Indian fashion industry since he came. Some of his best and famous designs include bridal gown for British heiress Jemima Goldsmith on the occasion of her wedding to Imran Khan,the Pakistani cricketer in the year 1995.
3. Bungalow Eight
Since the year 2003, Bungalow Eight has been presenting everything on a platter ranging from stylish clothes to exotic accessories and jewelry items to the home décor. Located near the Wankhede Stadium, Bungalow Eight has created a niche for itself in the market. The designs are bold, unique, stylish and edgy. The location surely plays a great role. However, the Indian traditional attire is crafted with modern elements obtained from the parts of the world.
2. Madison OnPeddar
With the aim of bringing a bit of New York City’s fashion to Mumbai, Trishna Bajaj established this boutique. Madison OnPeddar has been one of the hits in the fashion industry. This boutique is located on the Peddar Road and houses a great range of clothes, accessories and jewelery. This place is very popular among the shoppers. The collection is frequently updated and is kept up to the mark as some of the Bollywood actors and models who are considered as the trendsetter of industry don their designs. Such as Soha Ali Khan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, and Sonakshi Sinha.
1. Manish Malhotra
Born in London and brought up in Mumbai, Manish Malhotra is a well-known name in the industry since his stint as a costume designer in the year 1990. He has a number of stores all over the country and has styled a huge chunk of Bollywood actors and actresses. He also designed costumers for Indian Movies and has been modernizing the Indian traditional attire through his innovative and unique sense of design. He launched his label in the year 1998 and is known for his contemporary style. His designs have the precise embroidery and embellishments. Manish has made a huge contribution in bringing the Indian fashion to the international stage.
These are few brands of Mumbai which every shopaholic loves to explore. Some of the iconic designers have set up their boutiques and stores in Mumbai. These designers clothe many known stars and celebrities of the Indian film industry and these are also preferred by people who love to spend on shopping. If you are looking for a tasteful shopping, these are the placed to go. Happy Shopping!!