The students of Pearl Academy showcased their collections on the last day of The Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week. Over 500 student of under graduate and post graduate programs of fashion design, fashion styling & image design, fashion media makeup, textile design, jewellery design and celebrity and bridal hair and makeup, charmed the audience throughout the day. ‘Pearl Portfolio’, is the signature event of Pearl Academy for more than 25 years and has been an annual launch pad showcasing the work of graduating students.
Thrilled about the success of the show and lauding the students for their efforts, Nandita Abraham, President, Pearl Academysaid, “I feel immense pride seeing our students showcase their work at Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week, India’s premier fashion week. The collections have been mindful, innovative, professional and appreciated by the industry. I would like to acknowledge my team of amazing faculty who have empowered the students to fulfil their dreams.”
She added, “The FDCI has collaborated with us year after year, to give our students valuable industry exposure and a launch pad for their careers. Fashion weeks have the potential to establish and recognize designers, and Pearl Academy is the only college that has been able to give their students this opportunity.”
The collection stood out for its innovative approach and 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 clothing inspired by India’s traffic woes and beauty in cacophony to more effervescent fabrics and modern rethinking of block printing, each collection on the ramp showcased the storehouse of talent that is ingrained in each and every one of the presenting student designers.
Congratulating the young designers and commending their efforts, Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI said, “At FDCI, we are committed to provide 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 also buyers, which is an amazing starting point for any fashion entrepreneur.”
As part of collaboration with FDCI (Fashion Design Council of India) , a pop up store with limited edition collection inspired by Pearl Academy’s ideation partner Manish Arora was also conceptualised by students. The sustainable, ecofriendly fabric was sponsored by Liva.
The overall concept of the store including merchandising, interior, style consulting 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. 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
In the recent times, students have also showcased their work at other prominent fashion weeks in India as well as abroad including Amazon 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.