Brand strategist and Design Guru Gaurav Mandal, a recipient of 2 National Awards, holds a a master’s degree in Fashion Marketing from Nottingham Trent University and bachelor's degree in fashion design from NIFT Delhi . He is co-founder of brand consultancy agency Brandment and have worked renowned designers like AM:PM , Shayam Narayan Prasad . As Co-founder of Cor de Rosa, a design studio, he has presented collections in New Delhi, Italy, and Singapore. With 20+ years of expertise in design, product, and marketing, he collaborated with various D2C brands to elevate their user touchpoints. His design experience includes international brands like Paul Smith, CK Jeans, and Armani Exchange, along with domestic brands such as Wills Lifestyle and AMPM Fashion.
He is renowned Instagram & YouTube influencer disseminating fashion business knowledge .He is a columnist for TheEducationIndia.com, a free online repository of educational material with a core aim of swift dissemination of knowledge of existing & forecasted educational schemes for Indian citizen. He is cofounded a self-run organization named Pinakigirl (www.pinakigirl.com) which is dedicated for education of underprivileged girl.
Certified in teaching higher education from Laureate University, USA, he also possesses a Post Academic Certificate in Academic Practice and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from UPES, Dehradun. An Associate Professor at Pearl Academy, he served as Course Leader for the Post-Graduate Fashion Design Program for 3 years. He conducts workshops on design thinking, trend forecasting, fashion portfolio, critical thinking, and branding at various schools and colleges. Additionally, he has been a keynote speaker at institutes across India.