Our Digital Professors

With extensive international experience of fashion education and the full fashion value chain from creative concept to retail, Digital Professors are engaged in developing and delivering our courses. They are combining their knowledge to rethink how we create, produce, market, sell, and use clothing, and how fashion professionals can drive this to redefine the industry. Click on their subject to learn more about them.

Dr. Dionne L. Boyd – Digital Professor of Business & Marketing

PhD Business Administration Marketing

Dr. B, aka, "The Money Chick" loves all things Creative, Engaging, Fashionable and more. She is an accomplished and highly skilled Global Professor and Education Architect, recognized for her engaging and interactive approach to learning and use of integrated technology which encourages students to think outside of the box and utilize innovative and creative thinking to be competitive in a global business environment.

She is an experiential marketer, professional coach, strategist, brand storyteller and phenomenal game changer in business. She is CEO and founder of Image Architects and Management, a Global Consulting, Marketing, Fashion and Education firm.

Dionne Boyd
Dr.Dionne Boyd

Dr.Evridiki Papachristou - Digital Professor of Artificial Intelligence

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Effective Integration of 3D Virtual Prototype in the Product Development Process of Textile/Clothing.

Dr.Evridiki Papachristou is a devoted fashion engineer and an Assistant Professor in the International Hellenic University.

After many years spent researching and practicing the effective integration of 3D virtual prototype in the apparel industry, she is currently conducting applied research on the intersection of fashion, data mining and knowledge discovery, to further the technology and its adoption.

She is currently involved in two projects: firstly at facilitating the design of clothing products, by developing tools based on Artificial Intelligence methods and more recently, on the investigation of 3D model reconstruction by utilizing computational intelligence techniques implemented to 3D models or photos of clothing samples.

Evridiki Papachristou
Dr. Evri Papachristou

Antonio Ciutto – Digital Professor of Design

MA Fashion (Central Saint Martin's)

Antonio is a digital designer, self-taught developer and professor, and has taught at many international art schools.

He graduated from CSM with a Masters in Womenswear in 2000, and set up his own label in London, pioneering engineered digital print. In 2006, he became designer in residence at the V&A and collaborated on ‘6 7/8’, runner-up for the Fashion Fringe Award. In 2016, he started in FashionTech, mentoring a fashion hackathon. In 2017, his team ‘mimemeAR’ won a Fashion Fusion Award for their AR fashion app.

He works in Mixed Reality, digital simulation, computer draping, unfolding, and prototyping.

Antonio Ciutto
Antonio Ciutto

Inge Schmitt - Digital Professor of Prediction

Design Academy Eindhoven

Inge Schmitt is the Head of Creative Strategies at De Bijenkorf, part of the Selfridges luxury retail group.

She has extensive international commercial design and lifestyle experience and marries this to uncompromising execution and individuality in Trend Analysis, Design Management, Textiles, and Art Direction.

‘At a stage in life that following my heart is more important than anything else: seeking quality and uniqueness over quantity and mediocrity!’

Inge Schmitt
Inge Schmitt

Dr. Lívia Pinent – Digital Professor of Research

Anthropologist (MA) - Communications (PhD)

Livia is the founder of Fashion Culture Innovation Bureau. She develops applied research focused on culture, trends, and consumption in the fields of fashion, creativity and innovation.

Through qualitative research and an ethnographic approach, Lívia researches and analyses cultural practices, finding trends and insights to explain how people consume, understand and interact with clothing and fashion in the contemporary scenario.

Lívia will be teaching digital research and a fresh approach to academic methodology for the future of fashion education.

Livia Pinent
Dr.Livia Pinent

Jørgen Sevild – Digital Professor of Innovation in Industry

Founder and Managing Director of INQOVA Technologies, Hong Kong.

Jørgen is working with progressive manufacturers in all corners of the world, leveraging digitalization for positive social and environmental impact.

INQOVA works across the textiles and apparel supply chain with fibre makers, yarn spinners, fabric mills, and garment makers to enable the digitalization of fashion manufacturing.

By making use of real examples from some of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, he will be teaching what it takes for fashion production to be digitally ready at scale, equipped with responsible and transparent practices.

Jorgen Sevlid
Jorgen Sevild

Merunisha Moonilal - Digital Professor of Circularity

MSc Sustainable Business and Innovation

An interdisciplinary environmental and social sustainability professional, focused on the textiles and leather apparel industries, Merunisha is passionate about implementing circular business strategies in front running incumbents and SME’s.

Her expertise lies is facilitating businesses to analyze their dynamic capabilities and reallocate resources to push forward circularity in product and processes in their supply chains.

Merunisha believes education is pivotal to creating change in the global supply chain and contributes to this change by lecturing at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute as well as providing strategic workshops on design thinking for middle management professionals in the fashion industry.

Merunisha Moonilal
Merunisha Moonilal

Dr. Luis Santos - Digital Professor of Process

PhD Design - Universidade de Lisboa

Luís Santos is a multidisciplinary designer, professor and investigator, specialized in visual and digital communication for fashion.

Trained in Advanced Studies in Design by the Lisbon School of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, he applies a flexible project methodology in his professional activity as designer, teacher and communication consultant, seeking to incorporate the methodic spirit to a creative and spontaneous approach.

Lusi Santos
Dr. Luis Santos

Dr. Deniz Köksal - Digital Professor of Sustainability

PhD at the Institution for Sustainable Corporate Management

Ulm University

Deniz is an expert in sustainable supply chain management for the fashion industry.

He has extensive knowledge about the fashion industry`s specific characteristics, dynamics, and global interrelations he is a passionate social scientist for sustainability, who continuously runs various research projects to explore and enlighten the ever changing marketplace and its consumers.

Besides his position at the School of Textiles & Design, he serves as a coach for start-ups and established fashion brands to support the development and implementation of sustainable management strategies and future-oriented business models.

Dr. Deniz Koksal
Dr. Deniz Köksal

Lizzy Bowring - Digital Professor of Catwalk & The Digital Runway

Lizzy is an international authority on runway shows and a forecaster of future trends. Her impressive knowledge of sartorial history and advanced understanding of design theory is combined with a prescient vision that dissects key trends in art, history, cultural, catwalk, street style, and social influences to predict future direction.

As Head of Catwalk for WGSN Lizzy was responsible for delivering key design and style direction to guide the wider fashion world, while her Business of Fashion masterclass at Polimoda Florence delivered training in cross-functional engagement by providing direction, coaching, support, and mentoring.

Lizzy Bowring
Elizabeth Bowring

Dr. Rickard Lindqvist - Digital Professor of Bespoke Production

PhD Fashion & Apparel Design

[a]industri

Originally trained as a men’s tailor and fashion designer Rickard has a background both in academia and industry.

In 2015 he presented his PhD thesis “Kinetic Garment Construction”at the university of Boras.

Before, and after, his research tenure at the Swedish School of Textiles he worked as a freelancer for brands inclduing Nudie jeans, Puma, Salomon, Vivienne Westwood.

Rickard co-founded the fashion studio Atacac in 2016.

Rickard Lindqvist
Dr. Rickard Lindqvist

Sarah Mayer - Digital Professor of Augmented Reality

BA Fashion Design - Amsterdam Fashion Institute

Sarah is Creative Director at Popul-AR and is focused on the creation of innovative AR Filter designs with the help of Spark AR for Facebook and Instagram as well as Lens Studio for Snapchat (total view of over 38 Million).

Sarah Mayer
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