“Fashion is an art and, you’re the canva”. Fashion defines our personality and us, as a person.
Let’s have a glimpse at the top Indian fashion startups.
Founded by Minu Margeret in 2020, headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka, a community first women’s activewear brand specifically for the women of India. They design activewears not just for the gym freaks or sport lovers, but basically for #WomenWhoMove. They craft the products with utmost intent, thought and love.
In an interview, Margeret told her experience how she always struggled to find good quality activewear in India (horrible material, poor sizing and weird designs). She always picked up the most amazing fitness gear travelling Abroad, thinking why don’t anyone build these quality products in India?
This thought made her drive towards the build of the startup and this is how, BlissClub was born.
Founded by CEO Pawan Gupta, accompanied by Abhishek Sharma and Jamil Ahmed in Gurugram, launched Fashinza to solve the challenges faced by the Fashion supply, making the chain inefficient, rigid and unethical. Their leadership comes with 15+ years of experience in the fashion and IT industries.
They make apparel manufacturing an ease for global brands by providing end-to-end support from designing to delivery. Further, they also provide access to transparent production process that can be monitored 24/7 with 100% control and zero hassle and support MSMEs and help them to scale with the much-needed technological guidance.
Bengaluru, Karnataka based Binks is an early-stage startup, started in 2019 by Aamna Khan and Raj Vardhan, backed by Y-combinator, committed to make tailor – made clothing easy and accessible for urban Indian women, from the comfort of their homes.
They have modernized the tailoring service and ironed out the wrinkles, to the delight of their customers in Bengaluru. Further, they featured qualified, talented women consultants with ideas who understood the intricacies of stitching for Indian body types.
Founded by Arenla Jamir, headquartered in Delhi, India. It is an AI Fashion Assistant in which the answers given by the bot are always personalized to users body type and other preferences.
A first of a kind which helps users find answers for everyday styling and shopping questions. Also, users can ask anything via voice, chat or by clicking a picture.
As on demand service provider for custom tailoring, CustomItNow, founded by Gopinath Vangili in the year 2015, headquartered in Bangalore, India, in which users can choose from the listed tailors in the nearby location to avail tailoring sevices. Customers can choose from the best tailors nearby to get their clothes stitched and delivered at their doorstep.
6. Funky Kalakar
Teamed in Amit who handles overall brand strategy, operations and finance, Nikita handling Marketing and PR and Aparajit as designer. Funky Kalakar is a fashion label committed with a responsible yet unconventional approach to style not limiting their statement to the bold and beautiful products we create but is also flaunted in the ethical, sustainable and vegan business practices we follow. Funky means being unconventional and Kalakar translates to the artist, which is exactly who we are, the “Unconventional Artist.”
They fuse styles from across cultures to bring together handcrafted products that are unique, responsible and beautiful. Further, they work with materials, designs and processes that are different bringing modern ideas with traditional techniques to create unique products that possess the sentiments they stand for.
Founded by Farooq Adam, Sreeraman MG and Harsh Shah, one of the India’s largest O2O companies that channelizes fresh fashion straight from brand stores. Through this, stores can start their omnichannel business and create delightful, connected experiences for their customers everywhere – Online and in-store.
Fynd is an omnichannel solutions that are designed to give the brands greater visibility. Brands can tap into their solutions and to sell wherever customers are – people around the corner, and around the world.
8. HILO Design
Started in year 2018, specializing in womenswear, menswear, custom–made, online, ready-to-wear, occasion wear, intent on maintaining the individual style of the client, siblings Mouna Gummadi and Sahith Gummadi started their own label HILO Design. This luxury brand offers custom made designs for looking at a complete wardrobe makeover or simply looking to create something special for a particular occasion.
They not only focus on personalizing the client’s outfits, but also making sure that each piece is comfortable enough for them to breeze through the day.
Founded by Nohar Nath, Kiabza is the practice of selling, giving out or exchanging old and unused items. “With its proof of concept verified, necessary infrastructure and team in place, is now ready to hit the market in a big way,” it was also subjected to numerous questions and dissents. There were many who shot the idea down, casting doubts on the quality and hygiene conditions of the clothes that are sold on the platform.
The company adopted the machination of coming to close quarters with people explaining the entire procedure incorporated to clean and fumigate the products so that, they can build the trust among people.
Founded by Aman Preet Singh, India’s pioneer brand that designs and manufactures comfortable shoes with revolutionary natural fibers. The team of Neeman has relied on reaching out to consumers on different mediums and has driven value and awareness on how their shoes are different and better. Further, the company has also been awarded with various prizes in past years and has received great recognition and love from various sectors within the six months of their launch.
One of India’s premier designer destinations for apparel and accessories for women and men catering to clients, PurpleGlossy, founded by Padmini Bollineni and Sandeep Bollineni. PurpleGlossy embellishes the true spirit of Indian fashion ecosystem, at a global scale an houses more than 60+ celebrity designers and 1500+ small time fashion boutiques onto a single platform.
Also, it offers luxury apparels and accessories to customers by India’s leading and local designers accessible across the globe. They ensure quality and customer centricity to its core of the company.
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