FASHION DESIGNERS WHO DEFINES INDIAN MENS WEAR
You might have read about women’s fashion a lot on our blog. This article is dedicated to men’s couture wear.
Time has changed and it is not all about only women’s fashion. Men’s fashion has acquired an equal position to that of women’ fashion.
Men’s fashion is beyond dhotis and shirts. Many Indian fashion designers have experimented men’s traditional wear in unique ways.
The fashion-conscious modern men of India have a lot of reasons to thank a bunch of Indian fashion designers. The menswear fashion community has a lot of artistic folks who have revolutionized the fashion scene for men. They have brought every part of our indefinitely varied culture in their fabrics, their designs and their lines.
Our talented men’s fashion designer offers wearable, affordable and fashionable. These Indian male fashion designers are totally worth your money.
The first designer on the list is the man who used the “Brand India” for the first time to promote for a fashion company.
Born and brought up in Sun City of India Jodhpur, Raghavendra Rathore is an international fashion designer. He belongs to royal family background – cousin of maharaj Gaj singh of Jodhpur. May be, that’s why he inherited royal creativity from his culture.
During Indo-Pak war, his school was bombed and hence he was sent off to Mayo College boarding school in Ajmer. Later he studied in US, where Raghavendra studied Liberal Arts from Anthropology, Astronomy, Modern American Fiction, and Robotics at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He then studied Arts and Philosophy at the Marlboro College in Vermont, and went on to graduate from the Parsons School Of Design, New York City, in 1992.
Rathore is well known name in luxury fashion for men. Raghavendra Rathore label is king of the Jodhpuri Bandhgala suits. We are very thankful to him as he has turned the traditional jodhpuri outfits into royal ones.
Modern guys used to avoid traditional jodhpuri suits but raghavendra cherished the dream of making jodhpuri suits, a famous and demanding men’s ethnic wear internationally.
After graduating from Parsons, Rathore assisted Donna Karan for DKNY. He was then assistant to Mr. De La Renta at the high design atelier of Oscar de la Renta in Paris.
Raghavendra surprises you with his various creations like he did for Shah rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. Raghavendra rathore has put the conventional Indian bandhgala suits and Jodhpur breeches on the global map with his art and love.
It is Raghavendra, who re-assured the scope of men’s ethnic fashion in India. He creates a style with perfectly mix of old-fashioned workmanship with modern styling. This combination evoke the spirit of an ancient age with a latest trends.
His collection comprises of classic Nehru jackets, jawar waistcoats, riding breeches, shirts and achkans.
Most of the wedding sherwani seems to be an off-white or red sherwani. Indian Fashion Designer J.J Valaya designed some beautiful differently styled sherwanis other than usual red and white sherwani.
JJ Valaya was born on the 8th of October, 1967 and is well-known fashion couturier. His distinctive fashion trends trace us back to the pre-independence grandeur of royalty. He is popularly called the ‘Monarch of Indian Fashion’ due to his royal creativity. Twisted with a touch of contemporary designs, his groom wear outfits are unique. JJ Valaya and his brother TJ Singh established the House of Wallya.
J.J Valaya is an active founding member of FDCI. He is the first official brand ambassador of Swarovski. His creations are extraordinary interpretations of traditional indian textile forms in modern days.
Incomparable novelty handiwork with a fusion of contemporary couture with traditional crafts is Valaya’s prominent attraction.
Valaya’s line designs antique weaves, crepes, georgette and other fine fabrics with techniques like digital printing, applique and Valaya’s signature embroidery.
He was trained under expert fashion designer Rohit Khosla. He has a long list of clientele including major Bollywood celebrities. He recently designed groom sherwani for cricketer yuvraj singh.
His designs include men’s kurtas, sherwanis, shirts, and waistcoats. Most of his collections are inspired from culturally diverse countries like India, China, Africa, Egypt and the Middle East.
Every time he imbibes diverse cultural flavor with India like morocco-India. Madrid-India, Russia-India. Valaya is expert in mixing of two rich culture and creating something unique.
Valaya’s exotic colors, bold patterns, classic silhouettes add timeless elegance to Indian men’s wedding wear. Just like Raghavendra Rathore, this talented designer also hails from Rajasthan, hence deriving the royalty of the culture.
The next celebrity on the list is Tarun Tahiliani. The most celebrated fashion designer of India, Tarun Tahiliani literally swooned us over with his amazing men’s ethnic wear collection. All men’s ethnic wear designed by Tarun Tahiliani is a collection to die for!
He established India’s first multi-designer boutique “ensemble” with his wife Sailaja tahiliani. The multi-designer boutique involves various high-end designers like “Aabu Jani & Sandeep Khosla, Rohit Khosla, Anuradha Mafatlal, American Fashion Designer Neil Bieff and label Anaya, by Anita Shivdasani and Sunita Kapoor, actor Anil Kapoor’s wife and their own label, Ahilan”
He has designed for popular Bollywood celebs like Katrina Kaif, Dia Mirza, Lisa Haydon, Esha Gupta, Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Sonam Kapoor
He is best known for his signature is to combine traditional aesthetics with modern design. Over the years, he also became known for his bridal trousseau.
Of late, Tahiliani is also expert in interior design. He has designed interiors for hotels like The Sofala, Goa, The Aish at the Park, Hyderabad, resorts and homes, and has even begun to event design for Indian weddings.
Rajesh Pratap Singh
Rajesh Pratap Singh, another talented menswear designer started his own line in 1997. Rajesh is very skilled to develop new fabrics and very minimal body work.
Famous for his jackets, shirts, blazers, dhoti pants, double-breasted coats, angarkha-jackets, sherwani, kurta pajama and fitted trousers, Rajesh creates a magic for men’s ethnic wear.
Guys with sophisticated taste of outfits must check out his collection. Pratap has won top awards like best menswear designer honor at the Fashion awards for 1996, and designer of the year at the GQ Men of the Year grants in 2009.
Graduated from NIFT, Singh is originally from Rajasthan. He was trained with New Delhi-based designer David Abraham for a year, before graduating. He, worked with the Italian menswear label, Marzoto for two years. Singh started his own line of men’s and women’s clothing in 1997 after his experience of two years in the fashion industry in India and Italy.
Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor in Rajesh Pratap Singh
He also showcased his ecologically responsible collection at the “Green Fashion Show” on Earth Day organized by National Geographic Channel. His collection of hand woven and hand spun special organic cotton and other eco-friendly material grabbed eyeballs of many around the world.
His stores are present in six different cities across India. Pratap was inclined towards costume designing since his cousin was associated with designing costume on BBC production set in India
Rohit Bal is an Indian Fashion Designer from New Delhi, India. He is popular for designing couture outfits for both men and women. Born in Kashmir, Rohit Bal graduated from Srinagar and then received a bachelor’s degree in history.
Rohit Bal creates flamboyant and opulent men’s ethnic wear. Designing since 25+ years, Rohit’s outfits are nothing short of a regal look.
Rohit Bal widely uses silk, cotton, linen, velvet in making mens wear like sherwani, kurta pajama or Indo western sherwani. He weaves magic with zardosi, gota work, stonework, applique work, brocade on wedding wear.
Bal started his career with his brother Rajiv Bal in New Delhi in 1986 the Company Orchid Oversea Pvt.Ltd. He began his journey in 1990 independently
Khadi Gram Udyog offered Bal to join them in Panchkula. He has won various awards for his intricately designed outfits
He has designed for the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Rohit’s client base includes Uma Thurman, Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson, Naomi Campbell and Anna Kournikova. He has a store across India in various cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Chennai.
Various Bollywood actors who walked for Rohit Bal’s mens traditional wear includes : Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham, Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal
So, dear ladies, if you are looking for grandeur wedding outfits for your groom, this list will help you.
We are so proud of our Indian fashion designers for men. Their outfits are internationally famous for the suave cuts and breathing fabrics. There are many other fashion designers who are designing Indian traditional clothes for men. Designers like Sabyasachi, Anita Dongre, Manish Malhotra, Shyamal & Bhumika are some highly talented names in the Fashion industry.