BoF 500

The people shaping the global fashion industry

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Aneeth Arora

Designer, Péro

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One of India’s most respected young designers, Arora is the creative mind behind the internationally stocked sustainable label Péro.

Anita Dongre

Designer

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The founder of one of India’s most established fashion houses recently received backing from private equity firm General Atlantic and opened her first international store in New York.

Bandana Tewari

Editor-at-Large, Vogue India

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Her insightful commentary informs and educates Indian consumers and global luxury brands alike about each others’ heritage and culture.

Bharat Sikka

Photographer

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He is India’s highest profile fashion photographer, as comfortable lensing fashion editorials as sweeping landscapes.

Bhumika Arora

Model

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The business graduate is fast building an international profile, walking for designers including Stella McCartney, Balmain and Marc Jacobs.

Cecilia Morelli Parikh & Julie Leymarie

Co-Founders, Le Mill

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They brought a pared-back European aesthetic to affluent Mumbai shoppers with their multi-brand home and fashion lifestyle stores.

Darshan Mehta

President & Chief Executive, Reliance Brands

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Using home shopping and trunk shows to great effect, he has driven significant growth for foreign brands aiming to tap the Indian market.

Kalyani Chawla

Former Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Christian Dior Couture India

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The prominent businesswoman lead communications and marketing for Dior couture in India before launching her own e-commerce platform in 2016.

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