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Re-Fashion : A Competition For Design Students

Re-Fashion : A Competition For Design Students

“Re-Fashion” A Competition For Design Students has been organized by Fair Trade Forum, India in partnership with  Pearl Academy to  design a unique fashion & lifestyle product based on the theme of  “RE-fashion”. The competition was aimed at engaging the young creative minds in fair trade and sustainable consumption.

The competition have received a very healthy response from design students of various colleges in India. Total 25 students (from all over India) have participated and displayed their best works.

An eminent jury panel (consisting of designers, industry experts and members from academia) have decided the awards for participants. The display and jury was held on 8th November 2012 at PEARL ACADEMY, NARAINA, DELHI.

A great achievement for our students, out of 25 participants from various design colleges (all over India), the winners are from Pearl Delhi and Chennai.

Heartiest Congratulations to all winners!!!

Winners of Re-Fashion 2012

1.       Fashion & Textile Products:


Awards Winners College/Institute
1st Prize: Swetha Jayaraj Pearl Academy, Chennai
2nd Prize: Sirisha Chodavarapu(Pearl Academy, Chennai) Pearl Academy, Chennai
3rd Prize: Gourav Goel(Pearl Academy, New Delhi) Pearl Academy, New Del

 2.       Lifestyle  Products:

Awards Winners College/Institute
1st Prize: Bakul Joshi Pearl Academy, New Delhi
2nd Prize: Prapti Verma Pearl Academy, New Delhi
3rd Prize: Gourav Goel Pearl Academy, New Delhi

3.      Promotional materials:

No Participant

Jury Members:

Needa Mehmood (Fashion Designer)

Rajeev Saran (Product Designer)

Rim Zim Dadu (Fashion Designer)

Jay Kumar (Marketing Head – Fair Trade Forum, India)

Participants from Design Colleges:

NIFT – Kolkata and Patna,

Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore.

FDDI – Noida

Punjab University, Chandigarh

NIIFT, Ludhiana

KIIT University, Gurgaon

Pearl Academy, Delhi, Chennai and Noida










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New Designers from Pearl Academy make their mark in the World of Fashion and Design

Graduating students from Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF) campuses in Delhi, Jaipur and Chennai mesmerized their peers, fellow designers and the fashion industry at large with their exclusive collection comprising haute couture and avant-garde creations at the Portfolio Finale; an annual fashion show that showcases the creativity and ingenuity of the budding designers.

Renowned fashion designer Mr. Tarun Tahiliani officiated the event choreographed by Rashmi Virmani which saw top models Amanpreet Wahi, Joey Mathew, Tina Chatwal, Anchal Oberoi and Donna Masih put together a titillating show that brought to life the creations of the PAF students.

Dr. A.K.G Nair, Group Director, Pearl Academy of Fashion said, “Our approach at Pearl has always been to build a firm foundation for our students and initiatives like Portfolio Finale help students gain the required exposure and experience in their course field. This creativity has always helped our students carve a niche for themselves in the industry and this event is a key enabler for their future. “

The prêt-a-porter design range consisted of 21 collections that included women’s wear, men’s wear and evening wear.

“The collections at Portfolio were based on thematic inspiration of individual interpretations and concepts, reflecting market trends and anticipating the next wave. Every collection had a unique inspirational source and design theology, and our students spent countless hours perfecting their designs. We see a new sense of maturity emerging in our students and we are proud to see their final creations,” said Prof. Nien Siao, Head, Fashion Design Department.

Mr. Nikhil Arora, Senior Vice President added “Along with the best faculty and top-class education, we aim to give our students a global perspective and we continuously collaborate with leading international fashion and design schools. We firmly believe it is vital that our students have a multidimensional approach and for this, global exposure and influence is key.”

Some 50 students from PAF will be attending summer courses at the prestigious design schools – NABA and DOMUS in Milan this July, under a special collaborative arrangement aimed at providing PAF students with the best global exposure and insights into fashion and design trends.

Ms. Nicoletta Morozzi, Director, Fashion Design Department, NABA, who was present at Portfolio 2011 was all praises for the students’ creations, “The show was extremely well crafted and reflects the sophistication and maturity of the young designers. Kudos to the faculty at Pearl for unearthing and honing the talents of these students. We look forward to hosting students from PAF at our two academies in Milan this July as there will clearly be a two-way exchange of ideas.”

As an added attraction, the Institute collaborated with Harley Davidson for the event and there were 4 motorbikes at the venue. The association between Harley and the institute reflects their common design ideologies and reinforces the important role of fashion and aesthetics in the present day.

Portfolio – the signature annual fashion event by Pearl Academy of Fashion, now in its 18th year-provides a platform for industry professionals to witness the potential of PAF graduates and gives the students an opportunity to show the best of their talent, helping them with their future endeavors.

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