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These 10 Amazing Music Artistes Are Also Fashion Trendsetters

These 10 Amazing Music Artistes Are Also Fashion Trendsetters

1. BENNY DAYAL
(Bollywood playback singer)

Often spotted in: Quirky bowler hats, Aztec print shirts and trousers in pop colours

Benny Dayal, wearing a quirky bowler hats, Aztec print shirts and trousers in pop colours

The 'Badtameez dil' singer packs a punch not only with his unconventional vocals, but also with the quirky outfits he sports on and off stage. He seems to be a big fan of hats of all kinds, and loves pop colours. He is also one of the very few musicians who rock prints like a pro.

2.  NEHA KAKKAR
(Bollywood playback singer)

Often spotted in: Bodycon dresses and crop tops

Neha Kakkar wearing a Bodycon dresses and crop tops

Neha Kakkar is a breath of fresh air in the Bollywood music industry where artistes still prefer bling over bold. Her spunky sense of style comes to the fore with her choice of crop tops and bodycon dresses. The petite singer, who has delivered hits like 'Sunny sunny' and 'London thumakda', never fails to amaze us with her daring outfits at her concerts. More power to her!

3. THOMSON ANDREWS
(Indie musician and Bollywood recording artiste)

Often spotted in: Funky hairdos, colouful trousers and eye-catching blazers

Thomson Andrews Often spotted in: Funky hairdos, colouful trousers and eye-catching blazers


For this young musician, the more outlandish the look, the better it works. He's known for his love of dramatic hairdos and clothes, and going the whole hog while picking outfits for his gigs. On stage, he can pull off bell bottoms or tux with equal finesse. Nothing's off limits for this dynamic artiste who made his presence felt as one of vocalists on MTV Coke Studio and has a promising playback career ahead.

4. SONA MOHAPATRA
(Bollywood playback artiste and indie singer-songwriter)

Often spotted in: Unconventional creations by designer Kallol Datta

Sona Mohapatra Often spotted in: Unconventional creations by designer Kallol Datta

What makes Sona a powerhouse on stage is not just her spellbinding vocal prowess and showmanship but also her choice of jaw-dropping outfits. Call her a power dresser on stage, if you will. She loves the creations by designer Kallol Datta and sports them very frequently at her concerts. You are most likely to spot her in a flowy, layered dress made of eco-friendly fabrics. She loves her boots too.

5. VASUDA SHARMA
(Independent singer-songwriter)

Often spotted in: Breezy sundresses and maxi dresses

Vasuda Sharma Often spotted in: Breezy sundresses and maxi dresses
Photo: Deep Mistry Photography

Vasuda is the quintessential girl next door with a guitar. The petite, unassuming singer who plays an interesting variety of folk-rock, loves her sundresses and breezy, comfortable outfits on stage and off it. Her unpretentious, country singer-style of fashion suits her mellow, sweet personality. Never one to try hard when it comes to style, Vasuda is probably the last musician to ever fall on the wrong side of the fashion police.

6. MONICA DOGRA
(Independent singer songwriter)

Often spotted in: Midriff-revealing crop tops and long skirts

Monica Dogra Often spotted in: Midriff-revealing crop tops and long skirts
Photo: Sachin Soni

Monica is the unofficial poster child of fashion-forward indie artistes in India. The singer-actress ensures she shows off her toned, athletic frame with whatever she chooses to wear, be it a flowing skirt or hot pants. She loves all things bohemian and never shies away from experimenting with her look.

7. NEHA BHASIN
(Bollywood playback singer and independent artiste)

Often spotted in: Retro-style dresses, spunky casuals and fedoras

Neha Bhasin Often spotted in: Retro-style dresses, spunky casuals and fedoras

Neha has built her bad girl image with careful precision. The former member of the girl band Viva prefers pin-up fashion and retro-style silhouettes for her outfits. One is also likely to catch her rocking a shocking pink wig on stage. Sky seems to be the limit for this rock star who doesn't believe in following global trends like most of her contemporaries.

8. HARSHDEEP KAUR
(Bollywood playback singer)

Often spotted in: Her trademark bejewelled turban and Indian wear

Harshdeep Kaur Often spotted in: Her trademark bejewelled turban and Indian wear

This young Sufi singer continues to turns heads not only for her soulful voice but also her unique appearance. After Daler Mehndi, she is probably the only singer who has made the turban a cool accessory. She is also a big fan of rich Indian wear, which, we must say, goes perfectly with her personality and music.

9. SHRUTI PATHAK
(Bollywood playback singer and independent artiste)

Often spotted in: Multi-layered outfits and long dresses

Shruti Pathak Often spotted in: Multi-layered outfits and long dresses

Shruti Pathak is one of the young breed of Bollywood artistes who are investing time and effort in creating a signature look for themselves. Her trademark nose ring and vibrant, layered outfits have lent to her image a unique freshness and spunk. We have learnt that he sister Mukti Pathak Seth designs her eye-grabbing stage outfits. Good job, girls!

10. MEIYANG CHANG
(Bollywood singer/actor/host)

Often spotted in: Sharply tailored shirts and blazers and smart casuals.

Meiyang Chang Often spotted in: Sharply tailored shirts and blazers and smart casuals.

We've seen him in several different looks and we have to say that Meiyang Chang carries off every single outfit he chooses to wear with equal verve. Whether it is a flamboyant suit or a cool tee, Chang prefers clothes that are high on structure and neat detailing. And his spiky hairdo and hip glasses only add to his style quotient.

But the original pop star who started the fire with his striking sense of style back in the day, and continues to do so, is none other than Bappi Lahiri. 

Bappi Laihiri

 

 

 

 

Words: NS