Kunal DuttaAssociate Professor & Course Leader - Fashion Design, Pearl Academy - Kolkata
Kunal graduated in Fashion Design from the first generation fashion school in the country - National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar, and holds a Masters in Fashion & Textiles from Pearl Academy validated by Nottingham Trent University, UK.
For over 15 years, he has worked professionally in the diverse areas of apparel / textile design, visual merchandising & events, graphic & communication design and subsequently aesthetic curating & management for a variety of creative industries. For more than 10 years now, he has dedicated his time to Design Education nurturing young talents and simultaneously pursuing a personal practice in areas of image making & experiential design. One of his notable curatorial participation being the ‘Jaya He’ Museum opened recently at the GVK Mumbai International Airport.
As a scholar/researcher, his work contributes to commenting on the consumption of ‘industrial fashion & image’ in context to iconography and ethnographic studies of 'fashion' as a classic ‘object of human desire’.
In the past decade within various levels of engagement with design academia, his specialized areas of teaching have been - design process & development; fashion research, design writing & analysis; drawing, illustration & digital design; portfolio design; craft, culture & aesthetics appreciation.
He often serves as a guest faculty, external-examiner & jury member for fashion schools at NIFT, Manipal University, Amity University, Delhi Public School, IIS University among other design schools.