BoF 500

The people shaping the global fashion industry

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Bharat Sikka

Photographer

creative-class

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

Cecilia Morelli Parikh & Julie Leymarie

Co-Founders, Le Mill

retailers

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

executives

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

catalysts

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

Maithili Ahluwalia

Founder, Bungalow Eight

retailers

The former management consultant opened a ‘global yet local’ store with modern, eclectic takes on traditional Indian design.

Manish Arora

Designer, Manish Arora

designers

With rich colour palettes and theatrical elements, Arora was among the first Indian designers to enter the global market.

Rajesh Pratap Singh

Designer, Rajesh Pratap Singh

designers

The prominent Indian designer is known for understated shapes, textured fabrics and a focus on eco-friendly, ethical sourcing.

Rohit Bal

Designer, Rohit Bal

designers

The Indian designer draws upon his Kashmiri heritage and has ventured into the jewellery design and Indian bridal markets.

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