10 Dream Brands and Their Flagship Stores in Delhi

The role of a designer is not just to create beautiful designs, patters and blending them with fabric and colors but it’s also about weaving a personality with the help of a dress that he makes which is no short of a masterpiece. To all the people who want to create a fashion statement of their own, these top designers are the torch bearers of fashion industry that they should follow the light of. We have brought to you few names that you should check off your list Now!

So, get ready to go on a shopping spree and set out on a fashion feast in the capital.

#1 Anita Dongre

Anita Dongre is an ace designer and inspiration to many aspiring fashionistas. Her high end designs can be seen at every red carpet event with celebrities sporting her best dresses and swearing by her expertise when it comes to delivering the best. She has found her niche in every walk of lives; from Bollywood stars to a household woman, the variety isn’t restricted to design or a particular shape and size. From the divas of Bollywood to the current generation’s heartthrobs and fashionistas to women from every walk of life, her sophisticated and glamorous creations have adorned them all.

Location : Khan Market, New Delhi

Year of Establishment : 2006

Feather in the Cap : Zee Media Indian Woman Award, 2016

#2 JJ Valaya

The House of Valaya is India’s leading Fashion and Luxury Lifestyle entity. The designs boast highly in terms of regalia and Indian aesthetic. It is the marriage of the uniqueness of India’s craft and tradition with the energy and the ever-changing nature of contemporary fashion that sets the pace for this luxury brand. The House of Valaya has thus undertaken to show to the world the new India, resplendent with the aura of blue blooded elegance, innovative craftsmanship and modern sensibilities. The brand today encompasses Couture, Ready-to-wear and Home. The ‘House of Valaya’ will soon introduce ‘The Home of the Traveler’ and ‘Valaya Home’.

Location : Mehrauli, New Delhi

Year of Establishment : 1992

Feather in the Cap : Founder board member of the Governing Council/board of directors of the FDCI.

#3 Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra has established his name as one of the unconventional designers who believes in creating a design which shows modern values with a contemporary touch which compliments the style and personality of anyone who wears it. Manish Malhotra’s areas of creativity span the broad spheres of Bollywood, design, styling, diffusion and everlasting bridal and couture. Manish is the first Costume Designer to have ventured into mainstream fashion in 1999 with his high profile couture store. He launched his own eveningwear couture label under his name `Manish Malhotra’ in the year 2004.

Location : Mehrauli, New Delhi

Year of Establishment :  2005

Feather in the Cap : Filmfare Award For Best Costume Design 2011

#4 Shyamal And Bhumika

Celebrated and renowned designer duo and couturiers Shyamal and Bhumika, known for their alluring designs across womenswear and menswear are making their way into the capital city for the first time! Their new store is located in India’s leading luxury and lifestyle destination, DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj. The store will be stocking statement ensembles from Merchant of Princess and Princess Soirée, bridal wear and their new Spring Couture collection ‘Wonderland’ and ‘Serenades of Spring.’ The much awaited Fall Winter 2018 collection will also be launched at DLF Emporio, fresh off the runway right after Amazon Fashion Week this month.

Location: 343, 2nd Floor, DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Year of Establishment: 2006

Feather in the Cap: Nominated for Best Inidan Wear at the Marie Claire Fashion Awards 2008

#5 Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar is the largest & most respected designer-wear brand in India today. Since 1969, it has developed a unique style of its own, reflecting the ancient traditions of Indian craftsmanship in a contemporary vocabulary. The traditional designs depicted in her ensembles represent the Indian values and aesthetics and is known for the beautiful craft and fine details. Today her brand has grown to retail through twenty-seven stores across the country. The company sources the finest fabrics and craftsmanship from across the country thereby reviving great textile skills and providing employment to hundreds of artisans.

Location: Greater Kailash, New Delhi

Year of Establishment: 1969

Feather in the Cap: Padma Shri

#6 RohitBal

Rohit Bal is intensely concerned with design as an art form. The designer draws on history, fantasy and folklore to create masterpieces that are desired by discerning afidonados around the globe. Rohit has a deep understanding of the psyche of the fashion world and it reflects in his collections that are intelligent, studied, imaginative and completely innovative yet always relevant and awe-inspiring. Rohit Bal’s sense of aesthetic is finely honed. His work is handcrafted to perfection. He is recognized for meticulous attention to detail. Rohit’s versatility as a design talent is on display in many efforts that have come to life.

Location: Defence Colony, New Delhi

Year of Establishment: 1986

Feather in the Cap: ‎IFA Designer of the Year in 2001

#7 Sabyasachi

Every Sabyasachi piece is lovingly, painstakingly and deliberately created by skilled artisans using the highest degree of craftsmanship, quality, devotion and care. At Sabyasachi, artistry, creativity and quality are paramount. Each handcrafted object is unique, special; the making of which involves years of learned skills, passion, enthusiasm, commitment, sincerity and which reflects a living heirloom culture. Sabhyasachi designs are all about fine detailing and royal touch. Sworn by top celebrities, his designs are internationally acclaimed and are constantly acknowledged on international platforms.

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi

Year of Establishment: 2001

Feather in the Cap: National Film Award for Best Costume Design

#8 TarunTahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani distinctive signature has since evolved as a fusion of textile detail refined luxury, and meticulous tailoring. TT creates couture. Chic designs, beautiful craftsmanship and high end technology are few of the virtues that Tarun swears by for designing the dresses which are no less than a masterpiece. As a trend, this endured for centuries, shaping with the times and evolving slowly through cultural invasion. Years of handwork would be kneaded into a single, lavish piece of cloth, and this tradition was passed from one generation to the next. And yet, it was not until very recently that Indian fashion began to mature in terms of cut and proportion.

Location: Mehrauli, New Delhi

Year of Establishment: 1987

Feather in the Cap: Women’s Wear Designer of the Year 2007

#9 VarunBahl

Varun Bahl is one of the few remaining true artists and couturiers’ in the Indian fashion industry. The label’s passion for both the design process and the ultimate garment is fueled by the designers artistic sensibility and discerning eye for detail. The belief of the label is to pave the way for couture to be embraced as part of one’s daily wardrobe with the generous use of exotic motifs and rich luminous tones like old rose, fuchsia and reds reflecting luxe glamour that makes a statement. Be it a new spin on old classics like anarkali dresses in pastels or sari-gowns in sensuous colors which make for the perfect style statement for an evening soiree or that special occasion.

Location: Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Year of Establishment: 2014

Feather in the Cap: International Indian Film Academy Awards

#10 VikramPhadnis

Vikram Phadnis started his career as a choreographer before rising to fame as a fashion designer. His journey has been an inspiration to all those who want to make it big in the fashion industry. A determined and passionate beginner went out in making a name which is now vouched by top names in the industry. Retailing from his store in Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad, the label stocks Indian and western wear for both men and women. He is now a veteran on the fashion circuit with some of the finest fashion shows to his credit. He has been successful in portraying himself as a designer of masses through his versatility and creativity.

Location: Sultanpur, New Delhi

Year of Establishment: 2006

Feather in the Cap: IIFA Awards

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