Manish Malhotra is a veteran celebrity fashion and costume designer and a successful entrepreneur. He has been designing costumes for Bollywood for over three decades and has established a solid foothold in the Indian film fraternity. As INIFD’s student, you can undertake the online course by the designer that covers nine riveting modules. Attending this course helps you access his knowledge, experience and skills via extensive video lectures and study material that aims to amplify student’s skills and prepare them for the big and competitive race of fashion design.
Ashley is a celebrity fashion designer. He is the creative brain behind the new avatar of Salman Khan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kick, Dabangg 2, Ek Tha Tiger, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Ready, Dabangg, Bodyguard, and Big Boss.
He has also designed costumes for Bollywood hit films like Ek main Aur Ek Tu, Double Dhamal, Wanted, Welcome, London Dreams, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Page 3, Jo Jeeta Vahi Sikander, Haseena Maan Jayegi, Sarfarosh, Hera Pheri to name a few. Ashley also has dressed famous global stars like Baywatch Star Pamela Anderson.
As a chief mentor of fashion design at INIFD South Mumbai (SOBO), he offers his creative vision that includes elaboration on the fine intricacies of designs, fashion forecast trends, and the art of designing and styling. His support and guidance help students build and present their portfolios effectively.
Tina, Twinkle Khanna, is a former lead actress, who has delivered super hits like Baadshah with Shahrukh Khan, Mela with Aamir Khan and many other Bollywood blockbusters. She also is the author of “Mrs Funnybones”. Twinkle Khanna serves as the chief mentor of the interior design programs at INIFD South Mumbai. She interned with a Mumbai-based architect at the age of 16 and has come a long way with experience and expertise to guide the students in becoming high-end interior designers in India.
Eshaa Amiin’s fabulous sense of style reflects through her work. She has styled many Bollywood celebrities like Saif Ali Khan, Bipasha Basu, Jahnvi Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Pooja Hegde, Chitrangada Singh, Khushi Kapoor, etc. for appearances, endorsements, films and editorials. Some of her most talked about campaigns are Mr Amitabh Bachchan for First Cry and the late Mrs. Sridevi for Ching’s. She has also been the Fashion Director for Miss India Organisation for a few seasons.
Aditi Anuj holds a masters degree in Textiles from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. She has worked with brands like Uber, Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Jockey, HSBC Bank, Times of India and creations like the Netflix Series Sacred Games.
Gaurav Singh is a NIFT, Kolkata graduate. He is a recipient of the USHA NIFT Award for the best garment construction. Besides, he was also selected for the finale of various design competitions like Let’s Design 3, Triumph International Award 2011, Wills ‘The Debut 2021) and earned the second runner up position at Harper’s Bazaar Asia New Gen Fashion Award 2018 and Khadi designer competition 2021 (MSME).
Annika Saraf is a Milan-based luxury designer with Indian roots. She is known for blending luxury with experiences. She holds a bachelor’s in economics and masters in the same subject from London School of Economic and Political Sciences. Annika is also qualified in Accessory Design from Istituto Marangoni and followed it through with a masters in Luxury Accessory Design and Management.
Nazia has been the Head of Fashion Design and Technology in the FAD Institute of Luxury Fashion & Style (Accredited by PEARSON BTEC, UK). She has worked as a fashion consultant for Nupur Kanoi, Agami by Neha Agarwal and Mrinalini Gupta and has collaborated with Kankatala Sarees for their styling campaign of 2018 collection with the creative director/stylist/costume designer Bala. She has also worked with designer/couturier Reem Juan for the Paris Fashion Week.
An educationist and design thinker with a deep love for art, music and literature, Bhamini Subramaniam has over 40 years of experience in textile design, fashion, interiors and product design. Her vast repertoire of work ranges from the traditional to the contemporary. Her signature-style “Bhamini'' for hand painted sarees on pure silks, made ups and fabrics are one of its kind.
Priya Lakhotia Parikh graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors of Interior Architecture from prestigious School of Art Institute in Chicago. She has worked with Faquih & Associates, Mumbai and M&G Sa., Brussels. Her designs reflect a mix of traditional tastes with international trends. Purva is also an entrepreneur. She owns Chicago Studio, an interior architecture firm specializing in the design, development, restructuring and beautification of commercial and residential spaces.
With 26 years ‘hands-on’ upon international market expertise, Nuno Rosa is a highly tenacious and solution-business driven leader with a portfolio that spans projects across the U.A.E., Mexico, India, Portugal and the U.K. Adaptable, self-driven, self-managed and partnership-oriented with an efficient process-driven approach, Nuno exemplifies professionalism. He has worked with some of the most iconic global brands showcasing his commercial and highly creative artistic sets of skills and vision.
Srishti Gupta Roy graduated from NIFT, New Delhi. She has worked with various eCommerce brands like Myntra, Ajio, and Peter England. Srishti’s work has been featured in Vogue India, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed and Homegrown. Her style is vibrant and witty with an attention for detail.
Adrian has over 40 years of experience in fashion. He has practised diversity in terms of applications and styles. His expertise includes fashion shoots, photojournalism, architecture and marketing production and documentary photography. He conducts an well-planned and operated commercial photo studio in Central London and also administers PG Diploma Photography Portfolio Development as a Course Leader at University of the Arts London. An eminent photographer, Adrian’s is known for his pragmatic, fresh and unconventional approach towards imparting education.
Joseph Toronka has a professional experience of over 15 years as a stylist in fashion. He is an alumnus of the London College of Fashion and holds a degree in Product Development. Joseph has worked with some leading fashion brands worldwide. His focus is the creative imagery sector and continues to be associated as a celebrity fashion stylist with agency representation in the UK, Europe and USA.
Sara Corker’s experience in the design industry spans over 25 years. She is an alumnus of American Intercontinental University in London. Currently, Sara works as a qualified teacher, trained colour therapist and project manager. She governs her design company, Sara Corker Designs, alongside teaching and writing courses.
Fabio Ciquera has over 16 years of experience working in London within the communication departments of Gian Franco Ferre’, the Chanel Group and Zilli. In 2010, he took up lecturing in Luxury Brand Management and Strategies at Instituto Marangoni.
Sarah holds over 20 years of experience in visual merchandising. She is the Window Creator of New Dubai Airport, Harrords, Selfridges and Marks & Spencer in London. Sarah has also been running a visual merchandising company since 2006. The company has served Harvey Nichols, Jaeger, Zara, Evans Cycles, GHD, Hasbro, Hallmark, John Smedley, Braun, Kenwood, Triumph Lingerie, and Delonghi. She also works as a lecturer at UAL London College of Fashion.
A graduate from Central Saint Martins in London, Laura is a part of an efficient team of model agents at New York’s premier agency, Wilhelmina. Laura supervises her own casting and production company, One Girl Productions. Under her vision, she has styled many celebrities like Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Gloria Estefan and Cyndi Lauper.
Neil, a graduate from London College of Fashion, has been working in the fashion and retail sector for over 20 years. His experience and expertise as a fashion designer and pattern cutter with a knack of retail and buying has been truly phenomenal. Neil also serves as the head of the editorial team for Harvey Nichols. He has also worked as a visual merchandiser.
An alumnus of University of Warwick, April amasses over 30 years of experience and a lifelong interest in fashion and retail. Glassbrow has worked as a fashion buyer at Harvey Nichols for fashion jewellery, perfumery and leather goods and hosiery. She has also headed the women’s wear vertical at Harvey Nichols.
Lilliu has been the finalist at Next Generation Regeneration Milan. He oversees studios in London and Sardinia that specialise in women’s wear and bespoke tailoring for men. Gianni has displayed his collection at Washington DC Fashion Week. He also has styled the models for four consecutive years at Top Model UK. His unique creations have been featured in VOGUE Italia.
Paul Chambers, who gained academic skills at St Martins School of Art: College for the Distributive Trade course, began his career at Selfridges as a Visual Merchandiser and the Head of Creative Direction. He was associated as the Art Director for Reiss and Celebrity Fashion Stylist at Terri Manduca agency. Paul has taken over the Projects and Design teams for elemental design for high-end luxury brands like Fendi, Harrods and Selfridges. Presently, he leads the Global Windows for Hugo Boss in Germany.
Simon Askew has 25 years of experience in retail. He also works as a visual merchandising tutor. Simon started his career with Sainsburys Supermarkets, a major multiple retailer in the UK, before moving to Selfridges in London and specialising in the luxury retail sector. Simon’s skills extend to Harvey Nichols and Knightsbridge. He was nominated for the Retail Masters forum held at Oxford Business School.
Carlos holds over 22 years of experience as a professional hair and makeup artist within the fashion industry. He has earned outstanding recognition in New York, Miami and London. His unmatched skills and creativity are appreciated by industry professionals and celebrities alike. Carlos’s extensive portfolio is another proof of his unique skills.
INIFD is proud to have the following associations, collaborations and accreditations
Maharashtra State Board of Skill Development (MSBSD) aims to promote employment and self-employment via short-term vocational courses for students to foster industrial growth, staying updated with technology, and the advancement of social and economic factors.
INIFD collaborates with MSBSD and to provide certificates, diploma and advance courses in Fashion Design and Interior Design approved by The Government of Maharashtra. With this affiliation, students get priority in government department jobs since INIFD Design courses on-par with those of the government. This certification also promotes entrepreneurship.
Institute of Indian Interior Designers has been delivering professional trade practices and ethics amongst its associates since 1972. It reinforces the conception of interior design within India and abroad to encourage ethical design within the interior design fraternity and encourage interaction between designers, traders, artists, etc.
With IIID, INIFD transforms the study of design per the field’s existing dynamics. With excellent training facilities, original curriculums that combine theory, practical experience and industrial connections, INIFD leads design training.
INIFD’s IIID programs cover design basics, communication skills, workshops, extensive learning of materials, colours and mediums used in interior design. The students are acquainted with the concept of creating ethical designs including furniture and interior-environment control designs alongside technical knowledge.
INIFD is associated with London School of Trends (LST), a BAC (British Accreditation Council) accredited premier global institution. LST has been operating for over two decades in the design industry. It has a curriculum regulated by acclaimed academic leaders and industry’s pioneers.
INIFD and LST ensure that candidates get the best training, exposure, and international academic experience in London. We provide it at a very reasonable expense. In addition, we ensure that when candidates sign up for programmes with LST, they get ideal options for accommodation and learning.
INIFD is the only student organisation that offers an opportunity to its existing students to display their designer collection at the Lakme Fashion Week, of which it is the official knowledge partner. Here, students exhibit their learning to the ramps. Besides, sharing space with eminent designers proves to be another memorable experience for students.
‘Learn from Manish Malhotra’, is a distinctive online portal designed for students to learn from the well-established Fashion Designer, Costume Designer and Stylist, Manish Malhotra. The portal comprises nine detailed modules delivered in 52 weeks and provides students with an experiential learning and insights from Manish Malhotra.
The designer imparts his knowledge and years of expertise that helps students transform their creativity and shape their career as a designer. The course introduces them to fashion with an industrial perspective under the veteran’s guidance, develop a niche and be able to give their vision the centre stage.
INIFD Classroom features the industry’s top designers sharing their opinions. INIFD is the only privileged student organisation associated with IMG Reliance that has expanded the fashion business with the launch of ‘The Voice of Fashion, a digital destination on Fashion and Design. This exclusive online platform helps students connect with industry veterans who share their experiences and knowledge only with INIFD students. Keeping up with the most important conversations in the Indian Fashion & Interior design industry, INIFD Classroom brings together the voices, views and ideas of experts.
FBB Femina Miss India is India’s biggest beauty pageant that selects representatives annually to compete in Miss World. The event is organised by a women's magazine called ‘Femina’ published by The Times Group. INIFD South Mumbai is the Education Partner of 'Femina Miss India' and INIFD Academy of Interiors is the official knowledge partner of Femina Miss India. Students get the chance to style and design for beautiful models and cover that extra mile with unmatched industry exposure.
Established in 1817, Duravit is a leading German manufacturing company. It emphasizes creating luxury bathroom spaces. Duravit is the recipient of national and international awards for innovation in design and technology. The organisation operates in 130 countries and operates 10 production plants.
INIFD’s collaboration with DURAVIT offers students access to coveted knowledge about building materials, technological applications and production methods via factory visits, workshops, and professional training.
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