BoF 500

The people shaping the global fashion industry

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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.

Kangana Ranaut

Actor

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Her small town upbringing and willingness to take fashion risks has endeared her to millions of Indians and fashion brands like Burberry and Dior.

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

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

Manish Malhotra

Designer, Manish Malhotra

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The Bollywood favourite made his name as a costume designer, and hit a new milestone with a new Delhi store and record turnover.

Mukesh Bansal

Founder, Myntra & CureFit

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As founder of India's largest fashion e-commerce site, this former software engineer led the company through its sale to Flipkart. Now, he has plans to aggressively scale CureFit, his new venture in the health and wellness space.

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