Advisory Board

CREATE – Design Thinkers, Innovators & Global Leaders

Advisory Board of Vogue Institute

Dr. M.M.Kariappa, the man behind the successful journey of Vogue Institute of Art and Design. Vogue Institute of Art and Design, a top fashion designing institute in Bangalore, is very proud to say that our Founder and Chairman, Dr. M MKariappa is one of the esteemed Education Evangelists of India. Vogue Institute of Art and Design has created a niche for itself in the area of design with programs in interior design, textile design, fashion designing, product designing, animation and multimedia, and design management. 

Dr. M.M. Kariappa

Founder & Chairman, VOGUE Institute of Art & Design

Prof. Sivalingam is the Former Director of  National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), of both Bangalore and Hyderabad. He has more than 35 years of experience in academics and Industry. He was the founder faculty and former Chairperson of Fashion & Textiles, NIFT New Delhi since 1993. Prof.Sivalingam was always passionate to be a teacher in the field of Textiles,  Materials and Process, Fabric Development & Marketing Application, Home fashion and Textiles & Apparel Quality Assurance. He  was awarded the best display of Theme Pavilion at Texstyle international fair in New Delhi and Fabrics and accessories trade fair in Bangalore, amongst the numerous other awards he has received over his career.


Prof. Sivalingam

Director & Principal, Vogue Institute of Art & Design, Bangalore

Alok Bhartia  is a leading industrialist with immense experience in heading jute textiles , iron castings, tungsten carbide tools and financial investment companies. He was the Chairman of East India Commercial Co Ltd,  Dakshin foundry Pvt Ltd,  Sri Bajrang Jute Mills Pvt Ltd. to name a few.


Mr. Alok Bhartia

Chairman, East India Commercial Company Ltd.

Dr. Choodamani Nandagopal, an Art Historian and Academician, is a recognized researcher of National and International repute in the disciplines of Art History, Culture and Performing and Visual arts. A prolific writer, she has contributed extensively to books, articles and guided researchers and connoisseurs of art. She is the recipient of 4 prestigious International Fellowships for her research in the field of History, Art History and Cultural Studies.


Dr. Choodamani Nandagopal

Associate Professor, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts- Southern Regional Centre

Lynette Williams is a former model and entrepreneur. She won the prestigious Miss India title in 1973. She is the creator of  Lynn’s Village and runs a successful boutique called  Lynn’s House of Couture.


Mrs. Lynette Wiliams

Former Miss India

Anu Nagappa is a well known London-trained designer. Her design studio is located in central Bangalore where she specialises in custom-made clothes for women.


Mrs. Anu Nagappa

Associate of Arts in Fashion Design,London (U.K.)

Mrs. Rukmini

Trustee Connoisseur, Visual Arts

Ms. Maria Chumak is now a mentor at Vogue Institute of Art & Design. A fashion designer from France, Maria graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. She has over 17 years of profound experience in the field of fashion design, drawing and illustration. In her previous capacity, she has worked as an illustrator for clients like CNN style, Vogue, Elle, Men’s Health, WGSN, Orange UK, Cacharel (couture) Auchan and Moneygram France.


Ms. Maria Chumak

Fashion and Lifestyle Designer

H.C. Thimmaiah is an accomplished and decorated architect with an experience of nearly 50 years ! He was one of the founders of the IIA- Karnataka Chapter and served as it’s Chairman for nearly 3 years. The Government of Karnataka, recognizing the contribution and achievements in the field of Architecture, honored him with the highest “Rajyothsava Award” in the year 1996. The Indian Institute of Architects , conferred him with the “Life Time Achievement Award” in the year 2005 for his outstanding contribution in the profession of Architecture.


Mr. H C Thimmaiah

Advisory Board Member