From Michelle Obama to Jennifer Lopez to Beyonce to Lady Gaga, these international celebrities are die-hard fans of our Indian designers. The Indian fashion industry has changed a lot over the decades and is globally acknowledged now. Gone are the days when we used to look at the designers from the West for inspiration. Our Indian designers have their fashion game on fleek and the Hollywood stars just can't get enough of their ensembles. We've compiled a list of names to know - scroll down to have a look for yourself.
1. Falguni And Shane Peacock
Power couple Falguni and Shane Peacock are renowned luxury couture designers, cherished worldwide for their dreamy and dramatic silhouettes. The designer duo has climbed up their way to Hollywood and made stars like Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey go gaga over their designs. Acclaimed globally, the brand creates everything from bridal and resort wear to breathtaking evening gowns and caters to both men and women. The label's signature looks use feathers, sequins and bold prints.
2. Gauri And Nainika
Ex Niftians, Gauri and Nainika launched their label in 2002 in New Delhi, and literally made people fall in love with their European and old Hollywood inspired ensembles. The brand consists of styles, ranging from cocktail dresses to elaborate bespoke gowns and caters to those who like to dress with a sense of occasion. The designer duo has made its mark in Bollywood as well as Hollywood, and celebrities like Carrie Underwood, love donning their pieces. They also recently collaborated with Koovs and created a hype with their ultra-feminine glam -in flawless cuts and statement gowns.
3. Prabal Gurung
Prabal Gurung is a Nepalese-American who started his designing career in Delhi and then went on to Parsons. The talented star was awarded the "Best Designer" title at the annual Parsons design competition in his very first years of studying fashion in New york. And he soon after launched his own collection, PRABAL GURUNG, during New York Fashion Week in February 2009 at the FLAG Art Foundation in Chelsea. The amazing designer chooses to manufacture in New York city to uphold standards of quality while supporting the local community. We love how his inevitably youthful prints and attractive asymmetrical drapes are worn by Indian celebrities and Hollywood fashionistas like Gigi and Bella Hadid.
4. Bibhu Mohapatra
Originally from Odisha, India, Bibhu Mohapatra is a New York-based fashion and costume designer widely loved for his simple yet exquisite designs in Hollywood. Demi Lovato and Adriana Lima are one of his favorite clients. The designer has an eye for sumptuous Indian fabrics and vibrant colours, combined with cutting edge designs and customizes evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and furs for a select group of private clients in New York, Europe and India.
5. Naeem Khan
Known for dressing the Former First Lady, Michelle Obama, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, and stars like Taylor Swift, Naeem Khan is an Indian-American fashion designer famous for his unique and elegant outfits. With acclaimed success for his gowns and dresses and love from different continents, today the Naeem Khan Ready-to-Wear and Bridal collections are sold at more than 150 retail outlets across the world.
6. Abu jani
From dressing Dimple Kapadia as their first Bollywood client to styling uber-celeb Beyonce for her music videos, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, have come a very long way. The brand's love for chikankari and zardozi work was hugely applauded at Harrod's in the late 80s. This is a label we'll probably be seeing more of on international red carpets.
7. Nirav modi
You know you've arrived when Cookie Lyon wears your bling on the red carpet. Nirav Modi's jewellery has been seen not only on Empire star Taraji P Henson but also on models like Karlie Kloss. The brand's face is Priyanka Chopra so she's clearly proving a lucky charm.
8. Manish arora
Lady Gaga, for God's sake. And Nicki Minaj. Manish Arora's eye-catching designs were always poised for flight, and he's also exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.