There have been female designers who have killed it in the world of fashion. Here is a list of some of the killer ladies who showed the world how women too are entitled to commercial and creative success in fields which have ushered these on men always.
Ritu Kumar is one of the oldest and India’s No.1 fashion designer for women since 1969. Her designs are very unique and reflect the traditions of ancient Indian craft but in a modern way. She was the first to introduce the concept of ‘boutique’ in India. She has also designed clothes for the winning Miss India participants in the international beauty pageants. In fact, Label Ritu Kumar is amongst the top-selling designer brands in the market today.
Founder of the iconic Indian fashion house of Anita Dongre, Anita Dongre is an Indian fashion designer who has been in this creative field since the start of her career. In the initial days, she was known for her jewelry brand Anita Dongre pink city which till now is part of her fashion house. Today she has three different fashion labels under her brand which are AND (Western wear), GLOBAL DESI (boho-chic inspired by folk tales) and her signature line ANITA DONGRE. She is one of the most successful female designers in the country.
Masaba Gupta has had her feet in the fashion industry since a very young age. She started her career at the age of 19 when she participated in Lakme Fashion Week. Masaba is known for giving unique names to her collection like her first collection was named “KATTRAN” which means miniature bits of fabrics. Gupta’s style can be defined as very traditional but with a blend of contemporary design. Her brand is known for modernizing ethnic wear.
She is known for her work since the ’90s and over the years she has gone on to achieve great heights in the fashion industry. Modi’s inspiration behind her designs is the craftsmen and weavers. She has always tried to inculcate weaving, block-printing, and traditional embroidery works in her work whom she considers as her mentors. She has always been keen to work on costumes that reflect historical or mythological characters. Modi is known for her work in Bollywood movies like Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani, etc.
Anamika is a Kolkata based fashion designer who launched an international label ‘Ana-Mika’ along with the popular designer Manish Arora in the fashion week in Paris. She uses both traditional and modern aspects of her design. She received the fashion designer of the year from Kingfisher in 2004.She also got featured in many magazines like Glamour (Paris), Vogue (October 2005 edition), Vogue Best Buy.