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Women Entrepreneurs Leading Indian Fashion

Indian women have been making a mark in the international fashion scene for quite some time now. Here are a few names who are making their presence fe...
  • Anupam Dabral
  • Her Zindagi Editorial
Published -14 Aug 2018, 15:09 ISTUpdated -14 Aug 2018, 16:01 IST
Anita Dongre Fashion Entreprenuer

Indian women have been making a mark in the international fashion scene for quite some time now. Bhanu Athaiya became the first Indian to win an Academy Award in 1983 for designing the costumes for Richard Attenborough's movie Gandhi. The legacy still continues with Ruchika Sachdeva becoming the first Indian woman to grab the prestigious Woolmark Prize recently.

Here are some more success stories which prove that women can lend their expertise beyond the usual fabric selection. 

Tina Tahiliani Parikh 

Tina Tahiliani Ensemble

A graduate of Stanford University, Tina Tahiliani is best known as the executive director of Ensemble. With exclusive outlets in Mumbai and Delhi, the store has been a reputed platform for a number of labels. Launched in 1989 by Tina's brother and couturier Tarun Tahiliani along with his wife Sal, Ensemble has become a go-to destination for any discerning fashionista. 

Pernia Qureshi 

Pernia Qureshi Entreprenuer

Polymath in a true sense, Pernia can be credited for bringing fashion e-commerce revolution to India with her website Perniaspopupshop.com. Besides selling some of the most exclusive Indian labels from her website, she has also introduced a number of fresh fashion entrants to the global business. 

Priya And Charu Sachdev 

The dynamic sister duo is known for giving Indian fashion aficionados a taste of international labels with their multi-designer store, Kitsch. They have also forrayed into luxury e-commerce with Rocknshop.com, a portal selling labels such as Alexander McQueen and Bibhu Mohapatra. Besides the usual biggies, the sisters are also known for keeping an eye on all the international fashion happening and updating the Indian palette. 

Anita Dongre 

Anita Dongre Sonakshi Sinha

The name doesn't need an introduction. Besides being one of the most commercially successful fashion designers, she is also considered to be Bollywood's numero uno. From creating the internet breaking number of Kate Middleton to making some of the silver screen's elite look cool on the runway and off, Anita's expertise extends in a number of fields. She founded her eponymous label in 1995, soon followed by her western wear label, AND and boho-chic brand, Global Desi. Her bridal couture gowns are often considered to be works of art and she has recently forayed into the world of fine jewellry with her label Pink City. 

Falguni Nayar

Falguni Nayyar Nyka

This ex-Kotak Mahindra MD encashed on the billion-dollar beauty market in India single-handedly when she launched Nykaa. It revolutionized the way women shop for cosmetics by making some of the most reputed beauty brands just a click away.


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