India has shot to the fame as a fashion centric realm in the world. Indian designers have created a tempest in the glamour world. India has always been admired by the world for its rich culture, heritage, festivals, rich spices and traditions. Earlier, Indian fashion was rarely recognized in the international fashion world. Today, Indian designers are renowned in the international fashion industry and they have placed India among the top countries in fashion.


Indian fashion has carved a niche in the international fashion front. Indian textiles and fabrics were already a rage in the foreign markets and now the designers have stepped in to enthrall the international fashion industry. Due to the varied cultures in India, there is no particular or single dressing style. This diversified nation has given a vast scope of creativity to the designers. Blending different dressing styles have set new trends. The film industry also has a prominent role in determining the Indian fashion style.


In 2009, the first ever India International fashion week was organized in Delhi which gathered fashionists from all over the world. The fashion designers from countries like UK, France, Canada, Pakistan, China, Italy, Turkey, USA, Spain, Sweden, Denmark and more along with the Indian designers took part in the three day grand affair. Such events allow people to compare the designs showcased by the Indian and the western designers. The Indian designers consider that such experience will boost the competition level and let them know where India stands on an international fashion front.


At present, India has been grabbing accolades internationally for fashion. The foreign audience is mesmerized by the Indian fabrics and fashion styles especially the 'sari'. It has attained the title of being the most aesthetic clothing in the history of human race. There are many Indian fashion designers whose works have been appreciated in the international fashion arena and are sought after by many glam divas of Hollywood. Tarun Tahiliani, a well known name in Indian fashion circle, had designed a stunning orange Kanjeevaram saree for Oprah Winfrey.


Ritu Kumar is a well known face in Indian and international fashion industry. With her unique sense of style and mixing traditional Indian techniques with modern materials, she is creating a big buzz in the fashion circle. To her credit she has designed outfits for celebrities like Jemima Khan, late princess Diana, Mischa Barton and Melanie Brown apart from designing clothes for Indian participants in the international beauty pageants. She is successfully running a store in North America and has a book published by Christies known as 'Costumes and Textiles of Royal India'.