Best Style Selects for Ethnic Wear by Bollywood Designers

The Indian garment business is currently thriving, thanks to exquisite ethnic ensembles made by the industry's greatest designers and celebrities wearing them. Designers are the ones who decide who and where Bollywood's glamour will be seen, as well as what will be in style. From seasoned designers like Ritu Kumar to up-and-comers like Masaba, the Indian design sector is exploding and will soon be on par with the greatest in the world. Check out this list of the best style selects for ethnic wear by Bollywood Designers who have inspired the Indian fashion market and are bringing Indian handicrafts and fabrics to the forefront of the worldwide fashion landscape. 

Thin Jaal Quilted Nehru Jacket by Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Nehru Jacket - K for Kathiyawad

Micro quilted, patterned jackets combined with spun silk kurta churidars were Sabysachi Mukherjee’s design. This custom print artwork was done on an old rose-colored silk fabric that has a traditional aspect to it but with a modern touch. Sabysachi Mukherjee is well-known for his larger-than-life creations based on Indian art and customs which is reflected in the designs of this Nehru Jacket.

Raw Silk Sherwani by Tarun Tahiliani

Sherwani - K for Kathiyawad

Tarun Tahiliani is one of the world's most prestigious designers, noted for fusing Indian workmanship with fitted lines. One of his creations was this sherwani in raw silk with tissue appliqué which is an ensemble that every groom might dream of to look royal and classy at his wedding. It is embellished with intricately crafted aari and zardozi work. The look is completed with kurta, churidar, stole in salmon-colored jutti fabric, and safa. This entire ensemble is a perfect mix of multiple fabrics like raw silk, cotton jacquard, poplin lycra, and chanderi silk.

Rani Pink Raw Silk kurta Set by Abhinav Mishra

Silk Kurta - K for Kathiyawad

What is extraordinary about this kurta? First, it is by Bollywood’s one of the top designers – Abhinav Mishra and second, it is in rani pink shade which will definitely grab stares when worn on a festive occasion. This shade looks unusually cool and unique on ethnic wear. The best feature of this creation is its Resham and mirror work that is the season’s latest trend now. This look is completed with the same colored rani pink silk pants.

Gulistan Floral Bandi with Kalidar Kurta by Rahul Mishra

Kalidar Kurta - K for Kathiyawad

Rahul Mishra, the first Indian designer to showcase at the Paris Haute Couture Week champions slow fashion with traditional Indian crafts. His work is regarded as a "national treasure”, successfully highlighting the best and most peculiar features of his homeland. His hand-sembroidered floral bandi mandarin collar jacket with kalidar banarasi kurta in white is a perfect summer festive wear. Kurta's organza fabric looks extremely rich and is a festive favorite fabric. It can be paired with white Churidaar for a voguish look.

Silver tree grid kurta by Masaba

Tree Grid Kurta - K for Kathiyawad

Masaba, one of the youngest and most eccentric designers of the Indian Fashion Industry, is recognized for being highly inspired by her Indian and South African ancestry. She's noted for her use of vibrant colors, which she uses to create unbelievable contrasts. She's also mastered the art of fusion clothing, designing outfits that are both unique and classic. This classic black foil patterned chanderi kurta with band collar, designed by her, is a must-have for any festive occasion. 

Sindh Virali kurta Set by Rajdeep Ranawat

Kurta - K for Kathiyawad

Rajdeep's collection is inspired by Asian culture's love of art, architecture, and craft, and he blends these elements to create a one-of-a-kind collection for the globetrotting guy in simple, comfortable styles. This designer wear is a printed waistcoat with Swarovski crystal highlights inspired by the Taj Mahal's inlay designs. To complete the set, the waistcoat comes with high-quality Mother of Pearl buttons, a printed silk kurta, and a bandhani silk churidaar. This waistcoat also includes a soft cotton lining that is fully printed on the inside. The silk pattern kurta has a mandarin collar, side pockets, and full sleeves and coordinates wonderfully with the print of the waistcoat. The bandhani churidaar is made of 100 percent silk.


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