Pearlites @ International Platform

Pearl Academy nurtures the skills of its students and crafts a winner out of them. Time and again, Pearlites have proven their mettle at various international platforms and made us proud.

  • Students across all four campuses get the incredible opportunity to intern and accompany designer Manish Arora to the Paris Fashion Week, twice a year.

  • Wanting to make a difference, she began envisioning a company that could turn textile waste into usable products; specifically, into fabric and garments, reducing waste and positively impacting her community. Her business plan won her the James McGuire Business Plan Competition 2018.

  • Alumna Seerat Virdi was the only Indian designer to represent the country at the Redress Design Award 2018 in Hong Kong. Seerat aims to inspire and influence customers to reuse and re-purpose clothes with the help of her sustainable designs.

  • Every year a bunch of Fashion Design students participate in Paris Fashion Week, the most sought after fashion event internatially. These students work very closely with designer Rahul Mishra on his show during the event.

  • Alumna Akankgsha displayed her final year project #ReDEAFine at the Dubai Design Week 2018. #ReDEAFine a designer-driven awareness campaign to make an active effort to address and gain a deeper understanding of the Deaf culture and their community by educating the hearing masses.

  • Drawing inspiration from a conversation with his mother, alumni Surya Pratap Singh designed a collection highlighting that every body form, irrespective of shape and size, is beautiful. He was the first Pearlite to showcase his collection at the Graduate Fashion Week in London.

  • Inspired by the famous Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre by ZAHA HADID, the light ‘lithe’ – a project by UG Interior design students Anushka Sarawgi and Jugal Desai centre is a wall light with silhouettes that change depending upon the view of the angle.

    This innovative concept has won them the 1st runner-up award at the prestigious International ELLE DECOR Awards in the lighting category for students.

  • Alumni Senial Jaisani, Sadhvi Dang and Shrishti Kushwaha showcased their incredible collection at the NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Fashion Show in Milan. Their capsule collection takes the idea of pidgin, blending folk traditions from peninsular India applied over forms which take root in western fashion aesthetics.

  • Fenil Shah, student of Professional Photography course from our Mumbai Campus had one his work selected by EyeEm. EyeEm is a global community and marketplace for real photography, it selects 12 pictures worldwide to put up in their studio in Berlin, Fenil’s picture was one of them.

  • The Orange Label Project, run and supported by London College of Fashion and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, UAL engages and connects on the issue of violence against women through a series of creative activities. As a part of this project, this year, Pearlites raged a peaceful battle against violence by participating in various competitions in illustration, film, journalism and photography categories and created works of arts aimed at raising awareness of the core message, educating, informing and involving audiences worldwide. A positive message that ‘together we can eliminate this problem’ was sent out through these entries. Pearlites won not just one or two but four big prizes in the competition. Enthusiastic congratulations to our super winners:

      1. - First prize of 500 pounds in FASHION JOURNALISM category won by Sumedha of FMC Level 3
      1. - First prize of 500 pounds in FASHION ILLUSTRATION category won by Arshti & Bhavnoor of FMC Level 1
        - Second prize in FASHION FILMS category won by Abhijeet Dang of CD Level 3
  • 3 of our recent graduates - Palak Laul , Jerine and Ashish Kumar from Fashion Design course (Delhi NCR Centre) were selected and invited to present their final year collection at NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (Milan, Italy) at their final show.

  • Our recent graduate from Fashion Design course, Dinesh Kumar has always made us proud. This time his garment has been shortlisted by FDCI WOW National Contest for World of Wearable Arts contest to be held in New Zealand.

  • Our student Surbhi Mittal represented India at World Innovation Forum in Mexico. The World Innovation Forum – the largest global forum on innovation – is organised by Laureate International Universities’ Laureate Live programme. She was most excited to participate in the two day conference at Poliforum, Leon. The eminent speakers at the event talked about the vitality of new ideas and constant innovation. She came back to India with an important life-long learning – ‘An idea is where innovation begins and it should be considered sincerely irrespective of its craziness.’

  • Vasudha Jindal, student of Interior Architecture & Design course was invited to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative, scheduled for March 21-23, 2014 in Arizona, USA. The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is to turn ideas into action. Established in 2005, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. The CGI was impressed with her project – to increase the use of cloth “furoshiki bags” and reduce the reliance on plastic bags in India. This is aligned with CGI-U’s core interest in environment/climate change – and, potentially, poverty alleviation and public health. Vasudha attended the show along with other delegation of impressive students from Laureate institutions around the world. She has joined a network of emerging and established leaders in business, government, politics, and society who can support important work.

  • Divya Malik represented Pearl Academy at the premier Laureate International Universities (LIU) World Business Forum (WBF) on 1st and 2nd October 2013 at Radio City music hall in New York City. WBF is an annual forum on business which is attended by over 5000 delegates. This forum included eminent world leaders and industry experts like Jeb Bush, Jack Welsch, Gordon Brown and many more who delivered lectures on global issues and on leadership and innovation. Divya’s presentation was also chosen as the best one among all the twenty projects by the students at WBF.

  • Aishwarya Jain, Fashion Design student from Jaipur campus and Megha Sharma, Fashion Design student from Delhi NCR East centre won ‘Runway to New Zealand’ contest hosted by Education New Zealand and Fashion Design Council of India. Both Pearlites won an all-paid two-week internship in New Zealand.

  • Our Student Sukriti Suryavanshi Under Graduate in Fashion Design, will be attending World of Business Idea on Leadership Forum in Mexico. She was shortlisted to represent Pearl Academy out of all the students who were competing for this scholarship from all campuses. This is the first time that Pearl Academy Jaipur student won this scholarship.

  • Gayathri Krishnan from Luxury Brands (Mumbai campus) and Gurveer Singh Arora from Fashion Business Management (Delhi NCR – West campus) made it to the list of top finalists of James McGuire Business Plan Competitions 2016 and won themselves the prize money of $ 5,000 each.

  • Kartik Verma won the prestigious James McGuire Business Plan Competition 2015. Kartik Verma from Fashion Business Management (FBM) course, Level-3, under the School of Creative Business at New Delhi centre has won the prestigious James McGuire Business Plan Competition 2015. His project ‘Assuage Mom’ won the 1st prize at the grand finale of the competition held in Miami, Florida on 10th June, 2015. Kartik was amongst the top 3 candidates in this competition and was selected from the shortlisted 20 candidates from 16 countries under the Laureate International Universities (LIU) Network. It is the first time that the award has been won by any institute in the Asia, Middle east , Australia and Africa region (AMEA).

  • A graduate from Jewellery Design course, Jaipur campus recently made us proud with his achievement. In his recent stint in Italy where he was interning with Vacheron Constantin, luxury Swiss manufacturer of prestige watches and a brand of the Richemont group selected his project sold it at a price of INR 10crs. (Approx.)

  • Kartik Verma‘s brain child ‘Assuage Mom’ won the prestigious Global James McGuire Business Plan competition 2015, USA. He was rewarded with a low-interest loan of $50,000 USD for the company proposed in his business plan. Kartik, a student of Fashion Business Management (FBM) conceptualized his dream project when he decided to help his sister and many other nursing mothers to comfortably attend their babies in public spaces. YouTube

  • Shivangi Mehta, a student of Fashion Design won ‘Manish Arora Air France Contest 2015’. She was rewarded with the People’s Choice Award and an all-expense paid trip to Paris to witness Manish’s live fashion show. The contest was launched by Air France India with renowned fashion designer Manish Arora to felicitate the young aspiring fashion designers.

  • Our talented alumnus Rohan Chhabra has recently bagged a job at Ralph Lauren, New York. He also made headlines in recent past for his project, Endangered, which aimed to explore the issue of extinction of endangered species. By designing a series of hunting outfits that turn into representations for the animals under threat, Rohan reminded us of our complicity in the problem.

  • Kshitij Srinivasan, student of Luxury Brand Management represented Pearl Academy at the coveted ‘WOBI: World of Business Ideas in New York City, USA’. It was a life time experience for Kshitij at WOBI where he attended conferences on some of the legendary story makers such as SIR RICHARD BRANSON, KEVIN SPACEY, JIM COLLINS, STEVE BOCK and many more who shared their inspiring stories of struggles, hardships and the sweet taste of success.

  • After winning a two month internship at Cosmopolitan, Nayanika Kapoor, student of Fashion Media Communication won an all-expense paid trip and an internship to KOOVS London office.

  • Pearlite Aradhya Ahuja from Product Design course will be representing Pearl Academy this year at World Business Forum , New York. Organized and curated by WOBI each year in cities across the Americas, Europe and Asia, World Business Forum is a two-day event that brings together thousands of restless minds united by their passion for business.