INIFD-MENTORS

INIFD-MENTORS

Manish Malhotra

Celebrity Fashion Designer & Chief Mentor

A pioneer in the Indian costume design space, ace Bollywood fashion designer & stylist Manish Malhotra, widely known for his works in Bollywood, Hollywood, and television. He is a Chief Mentor of Fashion Design at INIFD. ‘Learn from Manish Malhotra’ Program facilitates students through extensive video lectures by Manish Malhotra along with study material that aims to enhance student’s skills and learn from his experience from over 30 years in film and fashion.

Twinkle Khanna

Celebrity Interior Designer & Chief Mentor

One of the most high-end Interior Designers in India, Twinkle Khanna is a Chief Mentor at INIFD. Twinkle Khanna – former lead actress herself with super hits like Baadshah with Shahrukh Khan, Mela with Aamir Khan and many other Bollywood blockbusters, is the wife of Bollywood Khiladi Akshay Kumar & Daughter of Veteran Bollywood Stars Rajesh Khanna & Dimple Kapadia. She is the Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The White Window.

Ashley Rebello

Star Bollywood Designer & Chief Mentor, INIFD Fashion Design

Star Bollywood Fashion Designer and Fashion Stylist Ashley Rebello is the man behind the new avatar of Salman Khan in numerous films such as Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshaalla along with Bharat, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kick, Dabangg 2, Ek Tha Tiger, Bodyguard, Ready, Dabangg & Big Boss the Television Show.

He has also designed Costumes for 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, Chandani Bar, Sultan to name a few.

Sara Corker

Interior Design & Styling

Sara Corker has been working in the design industry since 25 years. She trained at the American Intercontinental University in London. She is a qualified and experienced teacher, a trained Colour Therapist and Project Manager alternates between working in her own design company (Sara Corker Designs), teaching and writing courses.

Adrian Mott

Course Director

Adrian’s professional experience spans over 40 years in a broad range of applications and styles. His field of vision covers everything from fashion shoots, photojournalism, and architecture to marketing production and documentary photography. He runs a successful commercial photo studio in central London and is also a Course leader for PG Diploma Photography Portfolio Development at University of the Arts London. As a working photographer Adrian brings a pragmatic and updated approach to photography classes.

Fabio Ciquera

Fashion Marketing

Fabio spent over ten years working for leading luxury brands, such as he Chanel Group, Zilli and Gian Franco Ferre’, in 2010 started lecturing on Luxury Brand Management and Strategies at Istituto Marangoni.

Laura Lightbody

Celebrity Stylist

Laura Lightbody is a graduate from Central Saint Martins in London. She has been a part of a high performance team of model agents at New York’s premier agency, Wilhelmina. She has her own casting and production company – One Girl Productions. She has styled many celebrities, dressing influential musicians – including Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Gloria Estefan and Cyndi Lauper.

Joseph Toronka

Fashion Styling

Joseph Toronka has been working in the fashion industry for over 15 years. He studied for a degree in Product development for Fashion at the London College of Fashion. He proceeded to work in Fashion PR for brands including YSL and Jasper Conran. He then focused his career on the creative imagery industry working worldwide as a fashion and celebrity stylist with agency representation in the UK, Europe and USA.

Neil Holbrook

Fashion Designer

He is a graduate from the London College of Fashion with 20 years of experience in Fashion and Retail industries. He Heads the editorial team for Harvey Nichols. Neil has a vast experience as Fashion Designer and Pattern Cutter. He also has a vast retail experience in buying and has worked as Visual Merchandiser.

Pete Avery

Creative Director

Pete Avery is a multi-media art director working at a high level in advertising, editorial and TV for over 25 years and in 2018 was recognised as such by being inducted as a Fellow Of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He is a consultant & mentor on branding and marketing at the University of West London, UK and has worked with brands worldwide.

Simon Askew

Visual Merchandiser

Simon Askew is professional visual merchandising tutor with over 25 years working in the retail sector.

Simon began his career working for Sainsburys Supermarkets, a major multiple retailer in the UK before moving to Selfridges in London to specialise in the luxury retail sector.

Simon was selected for the Retail Masters forum held at Oxford Business School.

Sarah Manning

Visual Merchandiser

Sarah has 20 years Visual Merchandising experience working for London stores; Harrods, Selfridges and Marks & Spencer.Sarah holds a distinction in PG Cert in Higher Education.
Sarah has had her own freelance Visual Merchandising Company since 2006, working for clients who include ; Harvey Nichols, Jaeger, Zara, Evans Cycles, GHD, Hasbro, Hallmark, John Smedley, Triumph Lingerie, Braun, Kenwood and Delonghi.