As the craze for an affluent wedding has been rising exponentially, so is the elegance of couture and sophistication of jewellery. There is no denying that brides do steal the limelight on the wedding day but that’s just because grooms hardly paid much heed to their wedding day look. While brides-to-be start planning for the wedding months in advance, the would-be grooms generally leave things for the eleventh hour — no wonder it is always the bride that people turns heads for. But, gone are the days when scenarios like this used to occur. The man of today is a lot (if not equally) interested in putting his best foot forward on his special day. If we take a look at the celebrity weddings as well, from Virat Kohli to Anand Ahuja, grooms gave a good competition to their brides. If wedding bells are ringing for you and you want to look just as dapper, you must start working on your wedding day look from today itself. It is true that the market has been flooded with innumerable options, the feel and style of a bespoke sherwani by a couture designer stands on a completely different foot. Here are some of the best couture designers of India.

10. JJ Valaya

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He is a noted Indian fashion designer and his work presents the finest opulence in the world of couture designs. Along with his brother TJ Singh, he founded his own couture label in the year 1992. Since then, he has been providing some of the most luxurious and sophisticated styles for both men and women. One can find his label collection at his flagship store at Mehrauli, Delhi.  

9. Anju Modi

India Couture Week

A leading couturier and avant-garde designer, Anju Modi needs no introduction. Be it her breathtaking collection at India Couture Week (ICW) or her impeccable designs in films like Bajirao Mastani — she is undoubtedly one of the bests in the industry. One can find her official flagship stores at Defence Colony, Lado Sarai and DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj in Delhi.

8. Varun Bahl

India Couture Week

An innovative couturier known for his blending essence, he infuses vintage with contemporaneous and antique with new. He has been in the industry since 2001 and his work is embraced across the globe. One can find his label collection at his flagship store at DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, Delhi. Since 2010, Varun Bahl also has a commercially successful menswear prêt label with acclaimed Indian filmmaker Karan Johar called Karan Johar + Varun Bahl.

7. Rohit Bal

India Couture Week

Since 1990, Rohit Bal has been designing for the most prominent personalities. He is best known for his work with peacock and lotus motifs. Generally, his design is inspired by the Indian grandeur and royalty. One can find his glorious collection at his various flagship stores situated at Defence Colony, Mehrauli, Emporio DLF, Vasant Kunj in Delhi and at Lower Parel and Colaba in Mumbai.

6. Shyamal and Bhumika

Amazon India Fashion Week

These Gujrat based fashion designers have designed for numerous bollywood stars. The talented duo recently came up with their Autumn/WInter collection at Amazon Fashion Week and it was nothing short of magnificence. They craft the Indian heritage very sophisticatedly and comely. One can find their label’s flagship store at Cumballa Hill, Mumbai; DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj, Delhi and Mithakhali, Ahmedabad.

5. Tarun Tahiliani

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He is a notable designer whose designs are popular among celebrities  from bollywood to prominent entrepreneurs. Since 1987, he has been running his designer studio which offers a wide range of coutures tailored with his exquisite craftsmanship. One can find his collection at his studios situated at DLF Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj and Mehrauli in Delhi; Colaba and South Avenue Road in Mumbai; and  Banjara Hills in Hyderabad.

4. Anita Dongre

Lakme Fashion Week

She is a famous Indian fashion designer and the founder of House of Anita Dongre. Her designs can be found under labels like AND, Global Desi, Anita Dongre and Anita Dongre Grassroot. But one can find bridal and grooms wear under Anita dongre only as the rest are western wear and organic clothes. Since 1995, she has been designing the clothes and has been accoladed with several awards as well. Her recent collection at Lakme Fashion Week was praised by many as Shahid Kapoor turned showstopper for her. One can find Anita Dongre outlets at Khan Market; DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj; DLF Place, Saket; and Mehrauli in Delhi; Ambience in Gurgaon; Elgin Road, Kolkata; Turner Road, Juhu Tara Road, Palladium, Linking Road and Kemps Corner in Mumbai; and DLF Mall, Noida.

3. Raghavendra Rathore

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This is a foremost name in the world of luxurious fashion designing who has been creating a legacy in the world of fashion designing for so long. Being a member of royal family of Rajasthan, he crafts and come up with some of the best regal and royal designs for the bride and the groom. Since 1994, he has been tailoring luxurious menswear collection with his label RR. Celebrity grooms like Virat Kohli and Anand Ahuja have been spotted wearing his designs in the recent past. One can find his flagship store at Khan Market, Delhi.

2. Manish Malhotra

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If we are talking about country’s best fashion designers and we don’t mention Bollywood’ very own Manish Malhotra, that isn’t possible! Since 1990, he has been designing the ensembles for eminent Bollywood stars. In 2005, he launched his collection with the label Manish Malhotra, specialising in bridal couture, diffusion and men’s wear. One can hit his flagship store at Mehrauli, Delhi and Flagship Bridal Store and Diffusion Store at Khar West, Mumbai.

1. Sabyasachi Mukherjee

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Undoubtedly, no one else but Sabyasachi Mukherjee tops the list of wedding couturiers. An epitome of fashion world, the designer is famed for his philosophy of promoting Indian heritage and craftsmanship in all his designs. He has become overtly popular for his stunning collections — something that no other fashion designer has been able to match standards with. One can get his labelled attires on his flagship stores around the world. In India, one can find his flagship stores at Mehrauli, Delhi; Topsia, Kolkata;  Lake Road, Kolkata; Kala Ghoda, Mumbai and Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

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