Sunday, May 22, 2016

Posted On 5/22/2016 by Team iCynosure.


Pearl Academy, India’s leading private institution for Fashion, Design and Business; founded in Delhi now has three campuses across the country in Delhi, Jaipur and Mumbai. Portfolio is the institute's annual graduating show where students from various courses display their design creatives and the best works get nominated for awards. Since this year was Pearl Academy Mumbai’s first graduating class, #PearlPortfolio2016 #MumbaiChapter was it’s first event in the city.


The event was inaugurated by Shri Shivanand Hulyalkar, Vice Chairperson, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India while Mr. Nachiket Barve, renowned fashion designer and Mr. Vineet Gautam, CEO Bestseller were the guests of Honour. The students from the academy exhibited their projects and the grand finale concluded with a fabulous fashion show followed by the award ceremony.

With over 70 projects at display, the inaugural Portfolio saw some revolutionary ideas in fashion, design and creative business. One of the  students, who worked for the software giant TCS for over 3 years quit her job and joined Pearl Academy and came up with a business plan to create an app to connect volunteers with the elderly who require them. The model based on community based palliative care has been nominated for the prestigious Global James McGuire award. Fashion students came up with interesting ideas like a fashion line inspired from planet Mars and sustainable fashion fabrics. 

Unlike routine graduating ceremonies, the PearlPortfolio featured varied lines including casual wear, bridal and maternity wear and kids and mens wear. Below are the three things that I loved about the event… 

Installations at the Exhibition:
Collaborations with Industry Bodies: 
Versatility in Design: 

Portfolio’16 ended on a high note with an awards ceremony. The winners were thrilled to receive awards from the industry stalwarts present at the event.

You can find out more about what Pearl Academy stands for, their faculty and the various courses they offer on their website.
- Heena

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