Jaipur, May 4, 2018: Celebrating 25 years of creative impact, Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion, business and media, today hosted Pearl Portfolio 2018. The event was held at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Center (JECC), Jaipur, which saw a large number of students showcasing their masterpieces. The name behind some of the biggest fashion shows in the country, well-known fashion stylist and choreographer, Prasad Bidapa was the chief guest at the event.
The one-day event included an exhibition of ingenious projects by students from School of Design and School of Fashion. One of the interesting design projects displayed was a concept of creating shelters for street dogs, which covered facilities such as medical, adoption, grooming and canine therapy departments by Antara Naik. Adding to it was a gala fashion show, which displayed impressive student works. One of the leading projects among them was Reclaiming Transition - Inspired by the ongoing civil war in Syria by Rudrakshi Sukhija, which represented transition from suffering and pain towards hope. Inspired by her struggle to prove that there is potential in a creative profession, jewelry design student Shubhangi Palawat chose a humble engineering product like pipes used by civil engineers and deconstructed it to make something beautiful. The USP of this body adornment is that it transforms from a flat 2D object to an interesting 3D form, and achieves all this with very simple joinery.
In the wake of advanced technologies, design has emerged as a new-age career option for students in today’s world. It offers myriad learnings in creativity backed by great career growth. Pearl Academy has always been at the forefront, providing students with unparalleled national as well as international exposure, thereby making them industry-ready.
There was also a panel discussion called ‘The Conversation’ with industry experts such as Anshuman Sharma, Chairman Elect, IIID; Akshat Rao, Producer, Director, Olive Films and Deepak Gehlowt, practicing architect. Other prominent names present on the occasion included Vikram Joshi, owner Rangotri and Founder member, Jaipur Bloc; Yunus Khimani, director, City Palace Museum; Swati Vijaivargie, fashion designer, Lakme Fashion Week; Mamta Mansingka, Owner, Kilol and many others.
A group of intellectuals, creative aspirants, and budding talents from the country gathered at the event to discuss about the future of fashion and design. The event was followed by an award ceremony felicitating the works of the students.
Commenting on the occasion, Prof. Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy said, “It was a proud moment to see such phenomenal creations and performances by our students. Pearl Academy Jaipur has consistently delivered amazing student outcomes and today’s event was an example of that.”
Talking about the Portfolio, renowned fashion stylist and choreographer, Prasad Bidapa said, “I am amazed to see such spectacular works by student. I think they are learning their craft well and serving a larger purpose. They will one day be star designers and will easily outshine the competition when they step into the industry.”
Pearl Portfolio is an annual event and a launch platform for its graduating students that mark their entry into the professional world. It provides them with a unique platform to showcase their masterpieces in front of mass audiences. Pearl Academy is the first Indian institute to be ranked number 21 among top 25 Graduate Fashion Colleges in the world by Business of Fashion.
About Pearl Academy
Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion, business and media has been a catalyst for success of the students across creative industries for over two decades. With a legacy of 25 years, Pearl Academy offers over 30 uniquely designed under-graduate, post-graduate and professional development pathway through its campuses in Delhi, Noida, Jaipur and Mumbai. Its reputation of preparing ‘Industry ready’ professionals has been recognized by leading fashion, retail and design brands, which has helped in establishing a healthy track record of over 95 per cent placement for the last three years. Its path-breaking alliances with renowned organizations such as the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) have ensured that its faculty and students get an exclusive access to ‘industry in the classroom’.
The institution was ranked as the best private fashion college in India for the fourth consecutive year by India Today – AC Nielson survey, The Week – Hansa Survey and Outlook – Drshti Survey. Pearl Academy was awarded the ‘Best Design Institute in India’ in 2016 and 2017 by industry body ASSOCHAM. Jaipur campus of the academy was ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in India by India Today. The institution was also awarded as ‘Best Education Brands 2017’ in Fashion Design Category by The Economic Times. It is the only Indian institute to feature in Business of Fashion’s Top 25 Global Fashion School Rankings (Graduate) in 2017. Pearl Academy is a member of Laureate International Universities Network, a global network that has presence in 25 countries and is serving more than one million students. The Academy is also closely associated with renowned global institutions such as London College of Fashion (UK), Domus Academy (Italy), Media Design School (New Zealand) and NABA (Milan) amongst many others. For more information, please visit: www.pearlacademy.com
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