Bollywood leading ladies are our ambassadors of style. What they wear, how they wear it and what they carry with it – is our daily business right there. They inspire us to dress better, choose better fits and let’s not forget how much they teach us about individual style. But what we love most about them is that they help us find those beautiful designers that otherwise get lost in the fashion crowd. We have to know how the designs will look on a normal person and that’s where our ladies come in. We put together 5 new designers that our stars are going gaga over. International designers that we know nothing about at the moment! Read on.
1. Ralph & Russo
Ralph & Russo is a haute couture house from Britain owned by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo – two people who want to bring back influential savoir-faire clothing. Celebrities such as Beyonce and Angelina Jolie wore this brand to perfection and it now has two flagship stores in London and Paris respectively. They also retail at Harrods.
Best work: AishwaryaRai’s White Ruffled Dress at Cannes and SonamKapoor’s Cobalt Blue gown at Cannes 2015.
2. Georges Chakra
Lebanese designer Georges Chakra is not one to follow the herd – his designs are known to be sensuous and angelic at the same time. He is also based out of Beirut and has dressed up the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez. What’s even better? He says he makes clothes for specific personalities and hopes their innate sensuality shows up. Meryl Streep in the Devil Wears Prada also wore his work.
Best work: Parineeti Chopra at IIFA 2015 and ShraddhaKapoor at IIFA 2015
3. Cameron Kham
A label that is based out of Paris and New Delhi, Cameron Kham is not for the ordinary. He is all about creating collections inspired by travel and journeys – and his sensibilities are global and ethnic at the same time. He plays with prints and rare fabrics – stars like Jacqueline Fernandes and NehaDhupia wear his designs.
Best work: NehaDhupia at a launch in Delhi and Jacqueline Fernandes at a Radio Station Interview 2015.
4. Mason by Michelle Mason
Known as the queen of off-duty style, Michelle Mason knows just how to stay casual at glam events. As a former model, her designs are all about comfort and chic all rolled into one. Featured in magazines like Lucky, Vanity Fair and Allure – this LA-based designer keeps us ahead of trends that make stars wear their outfits like urban uniform. Very chic!
Best work: Freida Pinto at the Desert Dancer interview in 2015 and ShraddhaKapoor at IIFA 2015
5. Ashi Studio
Ashi is a Beirut-based designer whose designs are known to be wearable art. His work is mostly very couture-ish and he plays around with attachments like ruffles, fringes and textures. He is inspired by arabic design (he comes from Saudi) and prefers white over black – which is why stars like Deepika and Malaika swear by his designs.
His best work:DeepikaPadukone’s Ruffled Dress at Filmfare Awards 2015 and SonamKapoor’s White Couture at Cannes 2015