March 26, 2019
Over 500 budding designers of Pearl Academy from Delhi, Noida and Jaipur campuses took to the ramp to showcase their final collections at the FDCI's Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week 2019 held at Jawaharlal Nehra Stadium in New Delhi recently. Students from the graduating batches of undergraduate and postgraduate programs of fashion design, fashion styling & image design, fashion media makeup, textile design, jewelry design, and celebrity and bridal hair and make-up, enthralled the audience.
Each collection stood out for its innovative approach, fashionable materials to create sartorial, chic and timeless apparel. From apparel that infuses LED technology with fluid fabrics to create retractable clothing that will help prevent assault, to attire inspired by India's traffic woes; each collection on the ramp showcased the storehouse of talent.
As a part of a collaboration with FDCI, a pop-up store with limited edition collection inspired by Pearl Academy's ideation partner Manish Arora was conceptualized by students. The overall concept of the store including merchandising, interior styling and selling was done by students from fashion business and luxury course whereas the products were created by students of communication design and fashion design programs. The showcase was instrumental in giving students an opportunity to present their ideas and experience entrepreneurship first hand by actively participating in one of India's largest fashion platforms.
Congratulating the young designers and commending their efforts, Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI said, "At FDCI, we are committed to providing young designers a platform to gain recognition and our association with Pearl Academy is a step in that direction. Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week provides these young designers a great opportunity to highlight their work amongst the right audience including industry leaders, veteran designers, and buyers, which is an amazing starting point for any fashion entrepreneur."
'Pearl Portfolio', has been a signature event of Pearl Academy for more than 25 years and has been an annual launch pad showcasing the work of graduating students. Pearl Academy students have also showcased their work at other prominent fashion weeks abroad including Milan Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week and London Graduate Fashion Week. The students of School of Fashion have also had the opportunity to intern with Rahul Mishra and Manish Arora at Paris Fashion Week in the past.
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