CFD Academy instructors are highly qualified professionals, with years of experience in the industry, and ready to offer students a personalized, one-on-one learning experience.
Georgina is most associated with her career as a footwear designer and as an MA Tutor of Footwear and Artifact at Cordwainers College at UAL. Georgina Goodman the designer embodies that philosophy, which has led to her being twice nominated ‘Accessory Designer of the Year’ by the British Fashion Council, and has seen her establish long standing design collaborations and consultancies with labels such as Alexander McQueen, Luella Bartley and Casadei amongst others.
Claira Zambon Versland
Claira Zambon Versland is an NYC based Global Fashion Executive Consultant, speaker, and professor. Over the last 25 years, she has built a career of continuous success in the fashion retail industry with a proven track record of strategic leadership in some of the largest fashion retailers in the Americas
Engy Mahdy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design and a Postgraduate Honour's degree
in Advanced Pattern-cutting methods from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Engy launched her label, One and Four Studio, a luxury street brand, in 2017 and has to date
produced and released 3 collections and a capsule for Sole DXB 2019. Her passion for pattern-cutting drives her to always create challenging patterns for design,
considering it the most important stage of a well-designed garment.
After graduating with Honours in Bachelor of Fine Arts and Fashion Design from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane (Australia), Milica moved to Paris to pursue her first internship with Jean Paul Gaultier and Jitrois.
Beside designing and developing accessories, Milica mentors young designers and students at IFA Paris.
Isil Sarac had consistently prepared for Fine Arts education since the first years of her school life. As a result of her hard work, she started her education life at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts to be developed professionally (1992 - 1996 Istanbul).
An Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, Committed to creative evolution and confirmation of practice-based professional expertise. She is enthusiastically devoted to innovative and ethically refined contribution towards design, industry, conceptual research, academic teaching & mentoring with influential quality and professional excellence.
Certified Italian Image Consultant & Fashion Stylist from the heart of the fashion industry - Milan. Manuela Pirola is known for her Advanced sketching & Fashion illustration techniques. She graduated from Universita Cattolica Del S. Cuore - Milan, she is also a pioneer in bridal styling.
Ethical Influencer, Writer and Fashion Designer Sonya Vajifdar holds a Fashion and Textile design degree from Istituto Europeo de Design, Milan. .In 2009, the label ‘SONYA VAJIFDAR’ was born, currently being sold Internationally.
As an educator she believe in exploring new methods of teaching, with incorporation of creative collaboration with industry partners, organizing art exhibitions and events. she focuses on commercial design development with an emphasis on digital application, visual presentation and fragrance design. By working and living in Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe she brings global knowledge and experience to design education.
Lebanese fashion designer, with a bachelor's degree in Fashion Design Stylisme and Modelisme, from CAMM fashion academy in Lebanon has worked with a number of international fashion designers over the past years.
He believes for all who are interested in studying fashion must follow a simple rule, students need to learn the steps of tailoring and stitching, a drawing alone cannot get the perfect outfit. A dress is always made by a pencil and a needle, both complement one another.
Dr. Lena Cavusoglu is a communication designer and qualitative consumer researcher with a 360-degree holistic approach whose job is crafting decision-making by outlining the architecture of the marketing problem, redefining how issues are approached, identifying opportunities for action, and helping deliver complete and resilient solutions. She has over five years of industry experience working in the field of marketing.
As one of the region’s most influential makeup artists, Nina Ubhi’s signature style, meticulous attention to detail and entrepreneurial spirit has built her an internationally renowned beauty empire.
With over a decade of experience and a team of dedicated industry professionals behind her, Nina provides picture-perfect makeup services to an elite, global clientele, and runs expert masterclasses where she reveals her trade secrets and techniques to achieving flawless, iconic looks.
Dr. Alica Grilec
Dr. Alica Grilec is an Assistant Professor at Zagreb University. She is a graduate from Zagreb University from Faculty of Economics and Master of Business Administration (MBA) course at the same Faculty. In 2009, she was awarded the title of Master of Science with her master’s thesis “Marketing in Textile and Clothing Industry”.
Dr. Irena Funduk is a PhD fashion designer and owner of the brand Irena Funduk Fashion Fashion, from Slovenia, EU, with over 17 years of experience in fashion design, high end fashion,Demi couture fashion, developing couture collections, ready to wear collections and fast fashion collections.
Hayley has built a vast knowledge and understanding of the fashion industry. Within her career, she has designed bag ranges as well as created fashion-forward trends for all seasons. She prides on working for brands that focus on quality and innovation, currently consulting for several brands within the UK and around the world.