BoF 500

The people shaping the global fashion industry

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Bhumika Arora



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


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

Kalyani Chawla

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


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

Kangana Ranaut



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

Manish Arora

Designer, Manish Arora


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

Manish Malhotra

Designer, Manish Malhotra


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

Rahul Mishra

Designer, Rahul Mishra


The first Indian to win the Woolmark Prize, the spiritual designer is known for his use and support of traditional Indian handcrafts.

Rohit Bal

Designer, Rohit Bal


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

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