Top 5 Global Fashion Icons Of India


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Top 5 Global Fashion Icons Of India

Fashion in India is a unique blend of its cultural influences and contemporary undercurrents. At the world stage, Indian fashion has gained recognition and international personalities are now being styled by Indian designers.

There are fashion icons of India from both the past and the present who have a wide fan following and have introduced hot trends and stunning styles. These fashion icons have showed the modern Indian women and men how to develop a sense of personal style and leading a superstar lifestyle.

Let’s take a look at some Indians who have left an impact on the fashion scene not only here but all over the world also.

Amitabh Bachchan

Clearly, there is no one greater than Big B when it comes to radiating effortless fashion and personal style. Whatever he touches turns to gold. He is one of those timeless style gurus who enjoy unanimous popularity among all ages of fashion conscious fans. From turtle neck sweaters, khadi kurta-pyjama, bandhgalas, elaborate shawls, velvet suits, leather jackets with straight lateral pockets and tailored shirts, Amitabh Bachchan is the quintessential man of fashion who embodies natural grace.

Rajmata Gayatri Devi

The last Rajmata of Jaipur showed the world what it meant to age gracefully. She loved her chiffons, her pearl drops and her diamonds. She was a great supporter of minimalistic make up. She made numerous public appearances with just the slightest traces of Kohl and a minimized bindi on her forehead. Even her wedding trousseau was simplistic – a brocade Banarasi with delicate jewellery and a resplendent personality.

Anoushka Shankar

Apart from being a full time sitar player and composer, this stylish daughter of sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, is the perfect embodiment of the modern women fashion icons of India. She is talented, a power personality, influential and knows how to create a stunning style statement every time she makes an appearance. Her signature Kanjeevaram and designer jewellery go hand in hand with her eclectic choice in dresses and shoes.

Kalyani Chawla

She is the synonym of Dior for India. She has styled numerous actors and actresses and is herself a class apart in fashion and styling. This young lady adores her suits, pencil skirts, short dresses and understated attires. Kalyani Chawla is all about elegance and contemporary sense of dressing up.

Hrithik Roshan

Bollywood is bound to come up time and again in any discussion about Indian fashion. Hrithik Roshan is the perfect classic fashion conscious man who likes to keep it simple. He sports an effortless understated style with wavy hair, a chiseled frame, cargos, checked shirts and formals. He is one of the few celebrities who believe in the mantra that less is more.

Other Indian fashion icons

There are personalities who create great fashion moments in India all the time. The likes of Sonam Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor, Ratan Tata, Nita Ambani, Vijender Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Milind Soman cannot be ignored. Each of these personalities have carved a stylish and yet unique fashion status for them. 

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