After graduating in Fashion Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, Arun John Lakra worked as a women’s wear designer with Sandy Starkman and thereafter went on to pursue his Post Graduation in Textile Design from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

With over 11 years of industry experience, Arun has worked with retail brands like Raymonds, Pantaloon, Lee Cooper to name a few, as a women and men’s wear designer before embarking in the field of academics five years ago.

Apart from teaching, mentoring and acting as jury member at renowned design schools, he has undertaken research and design in hand-block printing for the Madhya Pradesh State emporium “Mrignayani”. Arun also has a SEDA (Staff and Educational Development Association) Certificate from the Birmingham City University.

Design Concepts, Research, Design Process, Trend Forecasting, Surface ornamentation, Crafts & cultural study and Portfolio Development are among his core area of teaching.