Mohena Kumari Singh - image courtesy Instagram- sabyasachiofficial
Fashion in India is often inspired by Bollywood as we constantly look up to our favorite celebrities for the latest trends. However, we have completely forgotten about another class of style icons that establishes serious benchmarks for trends and fashion - the royalties. When it comes to charming and alluring young royals, Indian Royalty seems to hold an extreme charisma with it. From Princess Mriganka of Jammu and Kashmir to Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur, there is a wide list of Indian young royals stealing the spotlight while dressing up in designer apparels. Royalties have developed their style which has been revered and appreciated worldwide.
The regal Anarkali dresses, passed over from the Mugal Emperor Akbar's court to the modern wardrobes, still represents royalty. With time the royalties have moved past frills and elegance to become the pinnacle of style and grace. Over the years there have been several royal looks blended with modern designs that have made history and even inflicted a stir. We have compiled some of the Indian fashion designers who have dressed up royalties in their gorgeous designer outfits.
Sabyasachi is unarguably one of the most prominent Indian fashion designers. Throughout his career, Sabyasachi Mukherjee has redefined traditional Indian fashion by juxtaposing the conventional with the modern. It is a dream for every bride to be dressed in Sabyasachi lehenga or saree on her wedding day and the list includes not just the celebrities but the Indian royalties too.
The real-life princess of Rewa, Mohena Kumari Singh who pursued her career in choreography, dancing, and acting chose the Sabyasachi designer lehenga for her wedding day. As a bride, the princess of Reva Mohena Kumari Singh looked every bit glamourous in a traditional red Rajputana Sabyasachi outfit paired with a matha party, and Borla, traditional jadaunath, and a red chooda. Mohena opted to go for traditional and gorgeous attire while dressing up for her wedding taking fashion in India to a significant height.
Bollywood actor, businessman, spokesperson, industrialist, and member of the erstwhile royal family - fashion designer Raghvendra Rathore has designed outfits for coveted clientele over the last 25 years. Among the primary generation of fashion designers from India, also one who became part of the very first finale of Lakme Fashion Week India in 2000, Rathore is known as a veteran brand in the Indian fashion industry attributed with Rajasthan royalty-inspired designer collection.
Today Raghvendra Rathore is known for his elegant Bandhgala's which symbolizes the culture and rich heritage of India. Today, the Indian designer has several accreditations to his name and has designed for not only the celebrities but also for the blue blood including HH Swami Padmanabh Singh - the Maharaja of Jaipur, and HH Manujendra Shah - the Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal. The Mecca of custom-made Bandhgala's Raghvendra Rathore styled HH Swami Padmanabh Singh on his coronation ceremony when he reached 18 years of age.
Suneet Varma is one of the prominent Indian fashion designers. Suneet started his career in the year 1986 as an intern for the brand Yves Saint Laurent in Paris. He was the first Indian designer who established a connection in designing with the BMW 7 series interior. The designs of SuneetVarma are equally famous among Bollywood and Hollywood fashion industry and celebrities. Not only the celebrities, the renowned designer has designed outfits for members of the royal families. Among royal blood, Jammu & Kashmir Princess Mriganka Singh walked at a fashion show at the DLF Emporio mall with Suneet Varma's collection.
The Silk Story has been designing glamourous Indian sarees for over 40 years. The aesthetic designer house is deeply rooted among indigenous Indian weavers and artists combined with the elaborate design process, which makes the sarees the quintessential classic in every closet. The assortment of hand-screen, hand lock, digital prints, and, hand embroidery provides a hassle-free and satisfying shopping experience for the fashionistas.
The Silk Story designer house is one of the most sought-after designer houses in India who have designed sarees for royalties including HH Radhika Raje Gaekwad of Baroda, Yuvrani Kritiranjani Kumari, and Princess Brijeshwari Kumari.
So here were some of the Indian fashion designers and design houses who have intensified the charm of Indian royalties with their designer collections. Sign in to our newsletter to stay updated with the latest fashion industry updates.