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Pearl Academy - Portfolio 2015

Saturday 9 May 2015 /

A lot of my friends pursued their careers in high fashion, and Pearl Academy is a name which is synonym to learning serious techniques in fashion. It's been there, since I graduated from college, and since then I have only found it growing. It has been one of the opening foundations of launching initiatives to train young enthusiasts.

From being a fashion academy earlier to now a variant and diversifying into laying new foundations of expandable fashion, it is a new resource for young creative minds in the city to turn their hobbies into skills.
It holds up a plethora of workshops for its students, and believe me , when I say diversifying fashion, I mean, Hair, makeup skills, designs, and that too in a classroom learning style and trained experts from the field.
From time to time it introduces new courses to nurture India's fashion position, and what more to feed and provide for than a one stop shop academy .
The newly launched current courses available at Pearl Academy are- Fashion and Lifestyle E-Commerce (FLE), Indian Couture (IC), and Global Luxury Brands Management. In the Portfolio 2015, 2 new PG courses – Jewellery Design and Product Design for  Noida campus would be introduced.

I once had a chance to experience live demo of one of their workshops on hair and makeup, and regretted to not have enrolled myself into one of those. But at least I mastered whatever I learnt in the span of those two days , and still use those skills which you see on a much smaller scale though (I mean my blog). You can read about my previous engagements with Pearl Academy here
Besides the cohesive environment and intellectual workshops ,it has also begun of the series of

  • What's Next- Which brings global thought leaders, who deliberate on the ideas influencing designs and futuristic behaviour and its case studies. This initiative by the Pearl Academy is already creating a lot of buzz, and future events would be organized across India in the coming months.
  • Who's Next- Which is a full scholarship program for any BA (H) courses, with an all expense paid-trip to US . If you are beaming of talent, and have a desire to equip yourself with fashion sensibilities into determining what can be called couture, then you could be one of the lucky 10 chosen under this program to bring great value in designs and to never have a dull moment in fashion.Eminent personalities Manish Malhotra, Costume designer; Rahul Mishra, Fashion Designer; and Sussanne Khan, Interior Designer & founder, and the Charcoal Project are on panel to select these top 10 students.
  • When someone as great as Manish Malhotra, who has a great hand into revolutionizing fashion comes to mentor the students for School of Fashion , Styling, Styling textiles (SFST), its only a matter of time, that we see some talents marking the next change for Indian Fashion.
As well as having a very impressive alumni list ,to name a few would be- ManavGangwani, Nikhil Mehra, MandiraWirk, Abdul Halder, VineetBahl, ArpanVohra, Priyanka Modi, Manish Gupta, VaishalliShadangule, Gaurang Shah and many more, the academy also believes in maintaining relationships with its past students. Bringing in the alumni into corporate partnerships, and parting the students with the best , with a known fact that a majority of faculty members work within the fashion industry, its pretty clear that the students of Pearl, have strong career prospects.

PORTFOLIO2015 Portfolio is Pearl Academy’s annual graduating event where all the students from the graduating batches of various courses across 4 schools showcase their skills and submit final projects in the form of exhibitions, presentations and fashion shows, to have credible resources and opportunities for work, jobs, etc. It usually has interesting ramp shows and exhibitions and fashion insights and a reflection of style that proves every student's keen eye on fashion.
This year Highlights at Portfolio, apart from the exhibition and ramp shows, are :
1   Manish Malhotra as Chief Guest on an exclusive fashion show tonight 9th May and will also award the winners. He will launch courses – Jewellery Design and Product Design. He will meet the alumni after the event during the cocktail dinner.
    Design Immersion Workshops on Product Design, Jewellery Design, Communication Media & Film, Styling, Fashion Media Make-up, Textiles etc
   Panel discussion by School of Creative Business 

 About Pearl Academy

Founded in 1993, Pearl Academy is India’s largest private institution in design, fashion and creative businesses, which has helped shape the business and creative landscape of these industries over the past 21 years.
Driven by a commitment to create adaptable and highly sought-after graduates, Pearl Academy ensures student-outcomes are the center of every initiative. A high-caliber and experienced faculty, each equipped with Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) in Pedagogy from NTU, UK, helps deliver on this promise.

Backed by the resources and expertise of a global network of renowned institutions such as London College of Fashion, Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Domus Academy (Italy), and NABA (Milan) among many, Pearl Academy is able to ensure that in today’s accelerated world, Pearl students are able to achieve their personal goals by becoming game-changers and achievers.

Pearl Academy delivers over 30 uniquely designed under-graduate, post-graduate and professional programs through its 4 campuses in Delhi, NOIDA, Jaipur and Mumbai.

Pearl Academy is a member of the Laureate International Universities network, which has a presence in 29 countries, serving more than 950,000 students.