Fashion is a medium that defines various cultures and connects them under the shadow of its umbrella. Through the mode of fashion, we learn about the style, tradition, and values of any particular region. Exchange of designs and ideas give birth to a globalized creation that surpasses all the religions, nations, and boundaries. Indian fashion designers through their efforts and talent have taken the rich and traditional Indian designs to a whole new level. The elegant Indian wear designs are being adored globally and have carved a niche in the International fashion market.
In the past few years, Indian designers have got the opportunities to participate in several International fashion shows in Paris, London, Milan, New York, etc. where they exhibited country’s vibrant designs and fabrics. The designers experimented by incorporating the traditional handcrafted techniques with modern styling and the outcome received huge appreciation on the global platform. The Indian garment market is full of regional fabrics, vibrant colors, and elegant designs which fascinate the people all over the world.
The Indian fashion designers are combining the country’s traditional handloom products with inspired western cutting style and creating high-end fashion couture while keeping its ethnic soul intact. Such creations are catering to the global market and creating a buzz among the consumers. Over a period, India has emerged as a hotspot for supplying elite fashion garments. Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar, Abu Jani, Sandeep Khosla, Tarun Tahiliani, Rina Dhaka, Ritu Beri, etc. are among the most creative and pioneering designers of the country who have showcased their talented creations in various foreign lands. These leading designers have now made a place for themselves in the international market with their signature collections and opened the door for the growing designers.
Recently, India won ‘International Fashion Showcase Country Award’ at the London Fashion Week by beating 25 other nations. The members of the award-winning designer’s team were Ujjawal Dubey, Ragini Ahuja, Karishma Shahani Khan, Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama, Alan Alexander Kaleekal, and exhibition designer Wasim Khan. The designers created the looks that represented ‘The Indian Pastoralists’ theme and joined them with the theme of International Fashion Showcase of the year. It is a significant achievement for the country that has provided a great platform for the budding designers to showcase their talent.
Indian designers need to come up with fresh and versatile apparel ideas to cope up with the regularly changing fashion demands. Ours is the country of native textile and craft industry with the myriad of organic fabrics available at our disposal. Indian designers can create a boom in the market worldwide by creating sustainable and eco-friendly fashion using country’s age-old crafts and fabrics.