Amazing Chief Mentors Of INIFD

A mentor makes students see and achieve their respective dreams. INIFD has the best design mentors a young confused mentee could possibly ask for. Here is a look at our Chief Mentors for Fashion & Interior Designing.

Twinkle Khanna (Chief Mentor, Interior Design, INIFD)

Twinkle Khanna Chief Mentor Interior Design INIFDAlthough the name Twinkle Khanna is synonymous with acting, Ms. Khanna quit the acting profession after her marriage with actor Akshay Kumar. She ventured into other creative professions like interior designing & op-ed writing for a number of reknowned editorials. Both the ventures proved to be very fruitful.
She has since written two acclaimed books – ‘Mrs Funnybones’ & ‘The Legends of Lakshmi Prasad’.

As co-owner of the award winning home-decor brand ‘The White Widow’, she has been continously working on creating stunning interior apparel. She has designed homes of many bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee etc. Known for her use of texture & hand-crafted furniture, Ms. Khanna recently won the acclaimed Elle Decor International Design Award (EDIDA).

Ashley Rebello (Chief Mentor, Fashion Design, INIFD)

Ashley Rebello Chief Mentor Fashion Design INIFDAshley Rebello is a legendary fashion designer who has designed costumes for more than 40 bollywood films. Students of INIFD are often given an opportunity to work with Mr. Rebello on film sets. Some of his famous most works include: Kick, Ek Tha Tiger, Big Boss, Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, Josh among others.
Not just films, Ashley also designs beautiful & exclusive gowns for international pageants. His belief in fashion as quoted on his website states “’Clothes make the man’ said Mark Twain. And Ashley Rebello believes he was ever so right. From ramp shows to divas of the Hindi film industry, from stunning brides to hot models in photo shoots, Ashley has dressed them all. Clothes according to Ashley are not just something you wear to cover your skin; clothes have to be your skin… you have to be one with that outfit… almost as if you were born for it.’”

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4 Famous Textiles of Rajasthan

The textiles of Rajasthan represent a mixture of vibrant colors & royal ancestry. As the fabrics in this state are woven with intricate delicacy & extreme attention to detail, it is highly recommended across the world to buy these textiles from the locals of Rajasthan and not from any urban markets. So, without wasting any time, lets dive into the rich history of Rajasthani textiles.


Bandhani (Derived from the Sanskrit word bandh, which means to bind and tie) is a tie-dye fabric embellished by plucking of the cloth using fingernails. Colours specially used in Bandhani are yellow, red, blue, green & black. As it is a tie-dye process, only natural colors are used & a large variety of patterns can be created. Bandhani is also worn for symbolic purposes, red represents a Hindu bride & yellow represents maternity.
Fun Fact: The earliest examples of Bandhani work date back to 4000 BC.


Practiced exclusively in Rajasthan, Leheriya is a tie-dye technique which results in a glistening cloth with distinguishing patterns. Done on thin cotton or silk cloth, the lengths of Leheriya are usually appropriate for sarees & turbans. Usage of Indigo is prominent for coloring Leheriya, giving a dazzling look to the fabric.
Fun Fact: Turbans of Leheriya cloth were a popular male fashion choice in the 19th & 20th century.


Named after the town they are popularly produced in, Bagru cloth is created by natural dyeing & using an interesting hand block printing method practiced exclusively by the Chippa community. Known for its zigzag patterns, bagru printing is done using vegetable & Indigo colours.
Fun Fact: Bagru Printing made its way into Rajasthan during the 17th century. The Chippa community immigrated to the desert state to get away from the social upheaval going on in Gujarat at the time.

Kota Doria

The most famous cloth manufactured in the Kota region is the Kota Doria. Popular features of this textile are the checkered square designs & lightweight feel. Onion juice in addition to rice mush are applied during the weaving process of this garment, ensuring the durability of the material.
Fun Fact: Back in the 17th century, Kota Doria sarees were known as Masuria Sarees as they were only woven in Mysore. A Mughal General by the name of Rao Kishore Singh brought these weavers into Kota and thus began the tradition of Kota Doria Sarees.

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Offbeat Careers: Lifestyle Accessory Design

The paying capacity of the Indian population has grown rapidly. This has led to a massive increase in demand for lifestyle accessories. To meet this demand, organizations have started hiring lifestyle accessory designers. Due to the competitive salaries offered, many students are taking up accessory design courses to learn the nuances of the art.

Why Choose Accessory Design?

If you adore creative fashion accessories such as jewellery, belts, handbags, bracelets, shoes, scarves etc. Then a career in accessory design is for you. A few other skills which would help you in being a good designer are:

  • An eye for detail: You should have an observant nature which never misses anything.
  • A want to prove your originality
  • Imagination To Implementation: The will power to make your imagination come real.
  • Knowledge of raw materials which go in the making of an accessory.
  • Knowledge of Current Fashion Trends

How to Start a Career in Accessory Design?

Even though there aren’t any stringent educational requirements to become an accessory designer, doing a diploma from a design institute will help you in getting better job opportunities . After schooling, students can join INIFD which will help them in learning the intricacies of accessory design in addition to internship opportunities in famous fashion labels.

What will the course include?

Although there are slight variations, a lifestyle design course at a respectable institute will include teachings in textile history, drawing & CAD (Computer Aided Drafting).

What Does The Job Entail?

Lifestyle Design is more or less similar to any other design job. If you are working as a freelancer, then you would have to research on current trends in the industry and accordingly come up with respective designs. If you are working as an employee at a lifestyle brand, the designs would then be based on the employers needs but you will learn a lot about the different stages of production, such as manufacturing, sampling, labelling etc.

How much does it pay?

As a freelance accessory designer, there is no limit to how much you will earn, but keep in mind there would very little money in the beginning. As an employee, you would earn INR 5,40,000 per annum (approx.).

What is the reach of this Industry?

The fashion accessory industry has grown at a rate of 25% per year in recent times. As Indian Ethnic wear is becoming very popular in many countries, the reach of this industry is said to be on a global scale.

Avail High Career Possibilities with a Fashion Designing Course in India

Fashion designing course in India is a course for those who eat, dream and breathe creatively about clothes, jewellery and trendy ways to dress up. But turning your passion into career that pays decently and makes you happy is a tough road to travel. It is also often a long road if you decide to pursue your passion too late in life. Most of your education and professional courses reflect a different story than the one brewing in your own heart and soul. Thus, to propel towards high career possibilities in fashion designing industry you need to start early and learn from the best institutes.

Career In Fashion DesigningThere are certain qualities and skills that top fashion designing courses and faculty imbibe in the students that help them find work, challenge the status quo and build a body of work that speaks more than any resume. In Jaipur pursuing a fashion design degree just after school can be a lucrative idea if you enrol in an institute that is reputed and has connections within the industry to help you with placements.
The course teaches you about the history of fashion, modern fashion styles, raw materials, fabrics, patternmaking, cutting, sewing, ironing etc. You learn about the trade, celebrity fashion, clothes, products and modifications in design over the years. This helps you gauge the trends that are rising and predict the fashion sense and youth likability in the future.

The doors a fashion designing course in India can open are extremely lucrative and rewarding. In the world of social media your designs, clothes, shows, accessories can reach to any location. You can design, experiment and show them to everyone on Instagram, Snapchat and get paying customers even when you are studying in college.

Choose a Career In Fashion DesigningIt is important to study markets, learn to communicate better and create designs, drawings and clothes that become an extension of your personality.
The years in the fashion design institute not only give you knowledge and wisdom but also give you scope for trial and error. You can fail and reattempt your creativity till you are satisfied with the outcome. This way before the completion of the course you will have something to show your prospective employers and clients in the fashion industry.

Few tips for students interested in pursuing a fashion designing course in India:

1)Career mindset not academics

This is a professional course and you have to put in your due diligence to succeed. Anyone enrolling in fashion designing under peer pressure or without a proper mindset will fail. You have to pursue it like a challenge and learn each aspect from cutting, to thinking a new design to actually producing it. This course is not just about achieving grades but achieving greatness.


While you learn the basics and practical aspects in the first fashion designing course, it does not end there. You can explore further and enrol in specialisations like creating collections, designing garments, designing products, entrepreneurship in fashion design etc. You can pursue a job or produce your on fashion label if you have it in you.

3)Apprentice model of growth

A tip for fashion designing students who are trying to build a career you need to focus on the apprentice model of growth. You need to learn from different mentors. In the institute they will be your teachers and in the industry they will be your employers, expert fashion designers and trainers.

Enrol in Jaipur’s finest fashion designing course take a step towards a successful career in the industry.