Manish Malhotra is a well-known name across global fashion and the Indian film fraternity. He’s been in the industry for over three decades and has seen fashion evolve and contributed to the progress of India’s fashion industry.
Manish’s exclusive online courses, available only for INIFD students, cover nine highly curated modules. The course provides students with extensive access to their knowledge, experience and skills through various video lectures and study material. Students can expect to enhance their skills through them.
A celebrity fashion designer, Ashley has carved a special place for himself in the Bollywood and fashion industry. He has been the creative brain behind many of Salman Khan’s costumes in movies like Bodyguard, Dabanng 2, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, etc. His portfolio also includes designing outfits for superhits like Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar, Haseena Maan Jayegi, Hera Pheri, Sarfarosh, Welcome, Wanted, Double Dhamaal, etc.
Ashley helps students develop skills to create intricate designs and the art of designing and styling. He plays an instrumental role in shaping students’ portfolios and careers.
Tina, Twinkle Khanna, is a Bollywood actress, who has worked with various superstars like Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, etc. The author of Mrs Funnybones, Twinkle serves as the chief mentor of the interior design programs at INIFD. She started her interior design career with a Mumbai-based architect at the age of 16. Today, she has emerged as a successful interior designer, inspiring students to excel.
Eshaa is a successful fashion designer who has designed outfits for various superstars like Karisma Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Jahnvi Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, etc., for films, editorials, public appearances and endorsements. She has been part of campaigns like Mr Amitabh Bachchan for First Cry and the late Mrs Sridevi for Ching’s. Her profile also includes working as the Fashion Director for Miss India Organisation for a few seasons.
A master's degree holder in textiles from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Aditi has worked with brands like Google, Jockey, Microsoft, HSBC Bank, etc.
A NIFT, Kolkata graduate, Gaurav is the recipient of the USHA NIFT Award for the best garment construction. He was also chosen for the finale of Let’s Design 3, Triumph International Award 2011, Wills ‘The Debut 2021). He bagged the second runner-up position at Harper’s Bazaar Asia New Gen Fashion Award 2018 and the Khadi designer competition 2021 (MSME).
Annika Saraf is a Milan-based luxury designer with Indian roots, known for blending luxury with experiences. She holds a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economic and Political Sciences. Annika is also qualified in Accessory Design from Istituto Marangoni and has also done master's in Luxury Accessory Design and Management.
Nazia has served as the Head of Fashion Design and Technology at the FAD Institute of Luxury Fashion & Style (Accredited by PEARSON BTEC, UK). In addition, she has worked as a fashion consultant for Nupur Kanoi, Agami by Neha Agarwal and Mrinalini Gupta. Nazia has also collaborated with Kankatala Sarees for their styling campaign of the 2018 collection with the creative director/stylist/costume designer Bala. Besides, she has worked with designer/couturier Reem Juan for the Paris Fashion Week.
Bhamini Subramanian is an industry veteran with over four decades of experience in textile, interiors, fashion, product design, etc. She is an expert in traditional as well as contemporary designs. Bhamini has developed her unique signature style ‘Bhamini’ for hand-painted sarees on pure silks, made-ups and fabrics.
Priya has a bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture from the esteemed School of Art Institute in Chicago. She has worked with various reputed companies worldwide. Priya’s designs blend traditional tastes and contemporary international flavours. She is also an entrepreneur, who owns Chicago Studio, an interior firm that works in design, development, restructuring and beautification of commercial and residential spaces.
With nearly three decades of experience, Nuno is an international expert, whose portfolio spans countries like India, Portugal, the UK, the UAE, and Mexico. Nuno exemplifies professionalism and is an adaptive, self-driven, self-managed and collaborative industry veteran. He has worked with various global brands and proved his mettle with his exceptional skills and value-driven results.
Srishti is a dynamic fashion designer who has worked with Ajio, Myntra, Peter England, etc. Her work has been featured in Vogue India, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Homegrown and Buzzfeed. While ensuring vibrance, her designs signify the attention to detail.
Adrian has over 40 years of experience in fashion and practised diversity in terms of applications and styles. He specialises in fashion shoots, photojournalism, architecture and marketing production and documentary photography.
Adrian operates a well-planned commercial photo studio in Central London and administers PG Diploma Photography Portfolio Development as a Course Leader at the University of the Arts London. An established photographer, Adrian is famous for his pragmatic, fresh and modern approach towards imparting education.
Joseph Toronka has been working as a fashion stylist for over 15 years. He is an alumnus of the London College of Fashion with a degree in Product Development. Joseph’s focus is the creative imagery sector. He continues to be associated as a celebrity fashion stylist with agency representation in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Sara has been in the interior sector for over 25 years. She is an alumnus of American Intercontinental University in London. She works as a trainer, colour therapist, and project manager, runs Sara Corker Designs and designs teaching and writing courses.
Fabio Ciquera is a seasoned professional with over 16 years of experience working in London within the communication departments of Gian Franco Ferre’ the Chanel Group and Zilli. In 2010, he entered teaching in Luxury Brand Management and Strategies at Instituto Marangoni.
With over two decades of experience in visual merchandising, Sarah has established herself as a global-level visual merchandiser and merchandising entrepreneur. She is the Window Creator of New Dubai Airport, Harrods, Selfridges and Marks & Spencer in London. Her company has worked with various global brands like Harvey Nichols, Jaeger, Zara, Evans Cycles, GHD, Hasbro, Hallmark, John Smedley, Braun, Kenwood, Triumph Lingerie, and Delonghi. Sarah is also a passionate teacher who works as a lecturer at UAL London College of Fashion.
Laura is another eminent professional graduated from Central Saint Martins in London. She is a significant part of the team of model agents in New York’s premier agency, Wilhelmina. In addition, Laura supervises her own casting and production company, One Girl Productions. She has styled many celebrities like Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Natasha Bedingfield, and Fergie.
Neil is another seasoned fashion professional working in this field for over 20 years. He is a graduate of the London College of Fashion. His experience and expertise as a fashion designer and pattern cutter with a flair for retail and buying have been exemplary. Neil also graces the editorial team for Harvey Nichols as its head. His experience also comprises working as a visual merchandiser.
April is an extensively experienced fashion stylist. She is an alumnus of the reputed University of Warwick. April has worked as a fashion buyer at Harvey Nichols for fashion jewellery, perfumery, and leather goods and hosiery.
Lilliu oversees studios in London and Sardinia that specialise in women’s wear and bespoke tailoring for men. He has displayed his collection at Washington DC Fashion Week and styled models for four years at Top Model UK. His unique creations have also earned a place in VOGUE Italia.
Paul Chambers has worked as a visual merchandiser and the Head of Creative Direction at Selfridges. He was associated as the Art Director for Reiss and Celebrity Fashion Stylist at the Terri Manduca agency. In addition, Paul has taken over the project and design teams for elemental design for elite luxury brands like Harrods, Fendi, and Selfridges.
Simon is an experienced professional in the retail industry. He also serves as a visual merchandising tutor. In addition, he has skills that extend to Harvey Nichols and Knightsbridge and was nominated for the Retail Masters forum held at Oxford Business School.
Carlos’s experience involves working as a hair and makeup artist in the fashion sector for over two decades. He has earned global recognition with contributions across the fashion spaces of London, Miami and New York.
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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