HT Most Stylish 2017: Meet the nominees for the most stylish fashion personalities
Here’s looking at some of the most dynamic designers nominated for this year’s HT Most Stylish Awards.MostStylishAwards Updated: Mar 23, 2017 15:54 IST
The nominees for the HT Most Stylish Awards - Fashion are as follows...
He is a psychology graduate, who decided to satisfy his creative itch and headed into a successful career in the Indian fashion industry. Nikhil Thampi has dressed Bollywood actresses such as Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anushka Sharma, Kangana Ranaut on and off-screen.
He believes that it’s not about feeling the fabric, but fabricating one’s feelings. Known for his charming personality, Nikhil’s personal style comprises tailored shirts and jackets teamed with trendy dhoti-pants or denims. As a designer he is bold with his silhouettes. However, his personal style includes monochromatic colours such as black and white.
He has won the British Council Young Fashion Entrepreneur award and is the regional winner of the International Woolmark Prize this year. He also won numerous awards for his first costume design project for the Marathi film Katyar Kaljat Ghusali last year.
While his label stands for modern, progressive design that’s clever yet commercial, timely yet timeless, Nachiket’s style quotient comprises simple black half jackets teamed with shirts or kurtas. Though the colour combinations are mostly in black and whites, he adds a pop of colour with pocket scarves.
She is a pioneer in her field with her highly popularised sari-gowns and contemporary Indian wear for the new age women. Be it a peplum top or a sheer poncho teamed with a pair of trousers, Sonaakshi Raj is as stylish as her chic runway collections.
Sonaakshi has been a winner of the CMAI Apex National Award for the best young designer of the year 2014. With a design philosophy that is distinctly feminine and refined, Sonaakshi’s sense of style is a perfect blend of elegance and glamour.
Nishka Lulla dazzled through to the spotlight after winning the Creative Excellence Award for the Barbie all Doll’d up show at the Lakme Fashion Week in 2009. Nishka is a name which has set a distinct identity of being a young, crisp and dynamic designer who graduated from SNDT College, Mumbai.
Her collections boast of traditional fusion wear, and the boho traveller chic prêt-a-porter line. From trendy dresses to crop tops and ethnic wear to casual outfits, Nishka’s looks are celebratory and something every young fashionistas would love to have in their wardrobe.
Rahul Mishra, winner of International Woolmark Prize 2014, has woven his tapestry across the fashion world in a short span of time and recently showcased for sixth consecutive season at the Paris Fashion Week this year. Rahul has sewn his fashion label on strong Gandhian philosophies and the inherent strength of India’s vast textile and craft heritage.
He definitely makes formals look good. While he is usually seen in formals, there are times when he teams it with a pair of jeans, making it a semi-casual stylish look. A master storyteller Rahul weaves stories of people and places every season to bring forth newer interpretations to the craft.