Decades ago Sharmila Tagore strutted in a bikini and became a vanguard of audacious fashion. Years later, her daughter-in-law, Kareena Kapoor Khan emerged out of the sea in a lime green two piece inviting envy from her contemporaries. Their attires were similar and they both wowed with their spunk. Like Kareena, there are other men and women whose style defines their personalities. Kangana Ranaut too never fails to shock and awe with her sartorial sense. Here, we’ve handpicked the 10 hottest trendsetters of the industry who rock fashion and shape tastes…
She’s easily the most enviable woman on the planet. Rich, famous and has a silhouette to die for. Priyanka Chopra is not your regular Hindi film heroine. She’s on her way to becoming an international pop star and has already made a huge noise in the fashion circuit. She was recently appointed as the brand ambassador of clothing giant, GUESS, a first for an Indian. What’s more, for the brand’s promotional campaign, she was exclusively photographed by Bryan Adams. Earlier this year, she owned the red carpet at the Filmfare Awards when she stepped out of her Rolls Royce in a stunning Alexander McQueen gown. No wonder she’s hotter than the tropics.
F factor: Confidence
Sonam Kapoor is fashion’s enfant terrible – rebellious and ravishing. She could even go grocery shopping in a Roberto Cavali. Her bedtime stories revolve around Karl Lagerfield and Valentino. She’s India’s face of fashion and her knowledge of fashion can put a lot of fashion editors to shame. She can look at a dress and tell you the designer’s name. Her own style has been classy and chic. Nobody mixes vintage with modern better than her. She made news last year at the Cannes Films Festival with her back-to-back fabulous red carpet looks. Sonam doesn’t want to do fashion, she is fashion.
F factor: Addiction to fashion
Kareena Kapoor Khan
It may have taken Kareena Kapoor Khan a while to come into her own in terms of fashion (remember those bell bottom and blonde hair days) but it was well worth the wait. Graceful yet fun, Kareena is now renowned for her style. After marriage, her sartorial choices reflect a more mature and eclectic personality. The ‘Begum’ is graceful to a fault. Whether she’s holidaying in Gstaad or shooting in Mumbai, she’s immaculate; head to toe. She recently created fashion headlines when she wore a Tom Ford dress and upped her glamour quotient. Backless blouse, Patiala salwars, size zero… Bebo has given birth to many a fashion phenomena.
F factor: Street style mixed with royalty
Now here is a woman who rose like the phoenix from the ashes. Few years back no one would have imagined Kangana Ranaut could be one of our most fashionable women today. Just about everything she wears becomes a head turner. There have been few mistakes for sure but we give her a big thumbs up for being adventurous. Her love for fashion is evident from her maverick appearances. She maintains a good balance between Indian and international designers. Way to go, girl!
F factor: Experimentation
Deepika Padukone is not only the numero uno actress but also at the top of the sartorial game. Everyone loves her to death because of her awesome style, which is casual yet classy. And of course, those long legs zoom up the oomph quotient. Of late, most of her appearances have been understated yet sophisticated. Nothing risqué. She’s one of the few actresses who never goes wrong on the red carpet. The shutterbugs go berserk clicking her and fashion bloggers write essays on her fashion picks. Diva Padukone is what we would call her!
F factor: Elegance personified