Meet the Academic TeamFashion Marketing Department
Our educators are more than teachers. They are creative practitioners and experts in their own professions, bringing students into close contact with industry and helping students explore different job opportunities available. Collectively, their diverse backgrounds and wealth of cultural and industry knowledge translate into an added learning advantage for students.
With small class sizes, each student receives personal attention and mentoring. Lecturers are well aware of each student’s strengths and progress and help them reach for their unique potential.
Stefán A.R. Orschel-Read,
Fashion Design Department | Fashion Marketing Department
Stefán graduated from the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London with a Bachelor of Art (Honours) in Fashion (Fashion Design in Menswear). He went on to pursue and graduated with a Master of Arts in Fashion Menswear from the Royal College of Art. Before joining Raffles Hong Kong, Stefán was based in London and launched his eponymous label ‘Orschel-Read’ in 2008. The label became a favorite in the international press. He has shown his collections around the world, from London Fashion Week to Germany, Russia and Italy. He has dressed numerous celebrities, including Lady Gaga and Paul Weller.
Stefán has also worked as Head Designer for a Danish formal wear label and has designed uniforms for the Chinese government. In addition, he was a tutor at the University of the Creative Arts working with final year BA students.
Fashion Marketing Department | Interior Design Department
Manuela has four Masters Degrees in design: Masters Degree in Accessories Design specialization in Jewelry at Domus Academy, Masters Degree of Arts in Accessories Design at the University of Wales, Masters Degree in Architecture at the University of Palermo and Masters Degree in Fashion Design at IED European Institute of Design (Milan, Italy)
Manuela was in charge of the Headpiece for Swarovski Competition during her time as a Fashion Design lecturer at ESMOD University (Kuala Lumpur Campus) — the first professional Fashion Design school in the world. As a versatile designer, Manuela has run her design brand ‘I Move In Design’ in Italy since 2009. With her academic and working experience in Italy, Brazil, Malaysia and China, Manuela aims to share her valuable knowledge, experiences, technical skills and industry connections with Raffles’ students from all over the world.