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“Creativity should be wearable” – Pankaj & Nidhi

“Creativity should be wearable” – Pankaj & Nidhi

As a part of its tie up with FDCI, Pearl Academy hosted its first Masterclass, with the husband wife designer duo – Pankaj & Nidhi. We had a little tete-a-tete with them, where they took us through their journey, reminiscing about their early days struggle. The duo also conducted an interactive activity with the students to test their creativity. The bunch of students were handed with mystery box with embellishments. The students were supposed to use these embellishments and white T-shirts to create their own design and style. The day was filled with sky-rocketing energies, splendid creativity and interaction that inspired many young and aspiring designers.

On asking about their journey and about Pearl Academy, this is what they had to say –

Watch out as we progress with this alliance and interact with other celebrated designers like Rina Singh Eka, Amit Aggarwal, Nida Mahmood Nida Mahmood and Anju Modi Clothing in coming months.

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Indian Designer makes it big at the coveted International platform

“Not every Indian designer wins an International acclaim quite that often, but when it does, it makes it big.”

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Delhi-based designer Suket Dhir’s brand Suketdhir won the famous ‘International Woolmark Prize’ this January 2016 at the Pitti Uomo (the biannual menswear trade show) in Florence, Italy. The award recognises design excellence using merino wool.
Dhir made it to the list of six finalists from over 70 nominees around the world, before winning the award. He quoted to NY Times on his win “I didn’t expect it, but I was hoping. My god was I hoping. This is the most beautiful and surreal moment for me, my family and all my team back in New Delhi. It is a real game changer for the house of Suketdhir.”
Launched in 2009, the brand wins a cash prize of $70,000, and also partnerships with department stores around the world to sell the winning collection. This award will steady the career ship for fledgling designer’s career. Dhir said that while he wanted to go international, he didn’t have the right contacts. So, this win will provide him the perfect Launchpad to grow his name globally on the fashion circuit.
“The judging panel said it was impressed by the collection’s contemporary take on classic Western tailoring with an Indian twist – homage to the style of his grandfather that marries sharp lines with a romantic sub continental fluidity,” the New York Times report further stated.

In 2014, designer Rahul Mishra also bagged the similar award in the women’s wear category.

Earlier last year, Suket Dhir also shared his valuable inputs with the fashion design students of Pearl Academy Noida. During the chat with the Pearlites, Mr. Dhir quoted the importance of organic fashion in the near future. Dhir also runs a Weddingwear and Womenswear capsule but these are not his priority list.

Check out more of his work: Here

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Pearlites tryst with the big leading names of the industry

Our Post-Graduate Fashion Design students cannot thank their stars enough for getting an amazing opportunity to work on real time industry projects with the leading names of the industry. It happens every year around this time that Post-Graduate (Semester 3) students make an effort to align their classroom learning with practical industry training and showcase their path-breaking ideas.

These projects gave students a real-world experience of working with the industry and learn different aspects such as financial and operating logistics. Students also understood the finer details that are involved in the larger aspect of business such as accountability in a real time project. Working on live projects and with such renowned names encourages the Pearlites to be more practical, energetic and enthusiastic about their work.

The learnings that the project imparted include regular interaction with industry on the brief and meeting the needs of the client. Self-motivation, in-depth market research, and working on the fabric cost aspect helped the students in deciding the desired outcome.

Each project was delivered keeping in view specific requirements like the colour palette, fabric, target age group, production cost and other characteristic sensibilities.

Some of the brands the students worked with includes:
Future group (online range), Goodearth (Kalamkari & Dabu), Gwynniebee(++size), Pitara (Japanese theme), Benaras weave (contemporizing brocades), Muskaan ( the collaboration of 2 different NGO’s, one at AIIMS where kids undergo chemotherapy and second NGO which serves intellectually challenged kids).

Here’s a brief description about their projects –

• The Project was assigned by none other than the famous and the leading retailer of India, “FUTURE GROUP“. Future Group is an Indian private conglomerate, headquartered in Mumbai. Future Group is coming up with a brand for the women of India, A ready to wear brand which is curated especially keeping the modern Indian women in mind. A brand which is as stylish as Zara or H&M yet is designed especially to meet the needs of Indian women.

• The project –”Banaras Pret” wear is inspired from the wall carvings in general and architecture in the temples of Banaras city. Also, the Pearlites draw an inspiration from the Ghats of Banaras and the effort to re-invent Banaras and revival of Banarasi drapes and brocade the project is undertaken. The collections beautifully showcased the divine and sublime connection of the city which has a lot more stories to tell than one can imagine. Also, Varanasi is well-known for its Banarasi saree and silk fabric.

• Project “Pitara” (Japanese inspiration) is designing a print for everyday clothing with the inspiration from Japan for spring summer 16′ collection. The group chose bamboo and ikebana as their metaphors, which makes this project lively, with a focus on quality, functionality, utility and perennial style.

• Another project “Good Earth“, Good Earth as a brand is all about attraction and luxury. With the given restricted brief, it was a challenge to create and generate the outcome with their own personal ideas into it. Pearlites took inspiration from Taj Mahal, and inspired by its carvings and paintings and window structures. They developed motifs, of pomegranate, Jaal and parrot, and then created repeats of the prints.

• “Banaras Clubwear” is the other project, which has metallic glitter on the outset. Club wear is all about bling and glittery stuff for which the students chose brocade in metallic bronze colour. According to the industry brief, they work towards to contemporise traditional Banarasi sarees keeping in mind the drapes, traditionalism and brocades which have become limited to festive wear now. They chose mushroom as their inspiration to develop silhouettes, drapes and elements to develop the fabric.

• One more extension of Good Earth is “Dabu“, the project aims to preserve and promote the heritage of Dabu Block Printing. Good Earth works on creation of exclusive prints and silhouettes with specific sensibilities. The opportunity to make such designs drives them to get the desired results. The journey involved understanding Dabu process and limitations, working on inspiring stories, developing prints, getting blocks made, exploring colour variations, getting printing done and lastly garment construction.

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Explosive Fashion by Darshan Chandekar

Many don’t but some do know the need and greed of explosive fashion which happens in both minimalist and maximalist contexts where the body can be seen heavily clad to minimum materials to create an expression of theme designer projects to promote.

It is hard to determine exactly when designers started creating Avant Garde Fashion. The art, itself started around the early 1900’s, but there is some indication that the art and some fashion pieces, like wedding gowns were created in the late 1800’s. Avant Garde art and fashion was a controversial subject through the 1960’s. As with any trend, fashions seem to disappear or slow down, but Avant Garde has been present in one form or another since its beginning.

The more bizarre, colorful or large they are, the better the fashion is considered. Striking, bizarre, bold, loud and mysterious are some of the words that have been used to describe explosive fashion.

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Early reactions to this kind of art and fashion, by the mainstream public, included accusations of cult association. Some people thought the fashion were brazen and obscene, but as more designers started creating, it became accepted as the trend of the day.

With couture week, fashion week, city-specific fashion weeks and fashion tours embracing the fashion landscape… everyone has a different perception of this phenomenon. Everyone has a vision of the direction they want to see their label grow. Some designers cater to the niche market, some to the domestic market and some want to expand worldwide. Designers know where their market is or whether such expressions could be useful to target clientele. Having said that, designers who are building their brand image should be more cautious of its impression on the buyers they cater to.
While talking about the minimal side of explosive fashion along with avant-garde experimental contraptions and garments skin show is also coming up as a major aspect and is mistaken for glamor.

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According to one of the established designers- Fashion is a “creative business” and you cannot be too arty and expect sales. You need to apply your creativity to design well-made products and should know the right channels to show them to the world.

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On the intellectual side, explosive fashion has adorned the name of ‘Wearable Art’. In the art, which would apply to the Fashion Industry, it has been described as being innovative or inventive. It has also been labeled in some cases as Vintage, unconventional and innovative fashion.
One of the famous Indian designer who is seen as explosive in his ideas says:
FilepMotwary: What is fashion intellectualism for you?
Manish Arora: Every designer has a thought process behind their collection if one wants to call it intellectualism they can.
FilepMotwary: Is there a message you would like to give?
Manish Arora: Take fashion less seriously, enjoy it and play with it.

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FilepMotwary: Can Fashion be a protest?

Manish Arora: Yes fashion can be a protest because people have always used the clothes they wear as a way to stand for something whether it is a teenage rebellion or freedom fighters.
The markets world across are now understanding the concept of explosive fashion or ramp worthy collection which is mainly showcased to attract the buyers and the media. At the same time, these collections are mostly in sync with the look (aesthetic appeal), style, material, color etc. which helps the buyers to visualize the prêt collection.
‘ART’ is an integral part of any creative field and can be used in numerous ways and contexts which can change with space and time.

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An evening to remember with ‘Jean Claude Biguine’

Written by Srishti Kar, a student of Pearl Mumbai.

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**Laughter**!! **Clink of glasses!!**

**”Did you see who is here today?”**Whispers..!!**

**”OMG!! I love her shoes”**

“Guys meet Samir!! He is the CEO of Jean Claude Biguine, India…Samir!! Meet my students from Pearl Academy Mumbai!!”

In the winding lanes of Bandra, amongst the charming little boutiques and decadent patisseries, lay the new salon of JEAN CLAUDE BIGUINE PARIS, hosting the launch of the brand and the Autumn-Winter colour palette. But to us, it was our first step into the world which we have set out to conquer, rule and make our own.

‘The Art of Colour’, a stunning Fall collection of the hottest haircolors and trends, was launched as a joint collaboration by Wella professionals and Jean Claude Biguine Paris. The evening saw an inspired guest list, a mix of industry professionals, TV personalities, socialites, bloggers and distinguished members of the brand, who came all the way from France. Several famed personalities also made an appearance, including Kushal Punjabi and Suchitra Pillai. It was certainly a night to be remembered.

Rosé glinted and sparkled over the clink of Chandon glasses as delectable eats made their way through the people. The ambience was a beautiful harmony of vintage Parisian decor and mesmerising starry disco lights. The crowd mingled, laughed and swayed as we soaked it all in. The main event was the fashion show exhibiting the absolute best in colour, cuts and style. Jean Claude Biguine, after having ventured into makeup and nails previously, now displayed their expertise in the arena of hairstyles. And coming together with Wella, their showcase displayed the best of both worlds. While Wella is identified more with classic styles, Jean Claude has a more vibrant aura, and the two identities combined in a fantastic amalgamation. The show was kick-started with a welcome note by the fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger Stephanie Timmins from Feisty Fox. The models swirled around the guests in ethereal gowns, in classic black and white colours, which set a perfect contrast to the eclectic rock chic hairstyles they sported. The balance of the bold couture hairstyles with the classic beauty of black and white, as surreal lights bathed us all in hues of pink and purple, seemed almost poetic as it sang true to the theme of the night, The Art of Colour.

The conclusion of the show gave way to the continuing merriment of the evening, as people swayed to music, ate, drank and clinked their glasses. To our joy, we even got acknowledged in the conclusive thank you speech, which was just the cherry on top, and the perfect end to a perfect evening. As we walked out with our gifts bags, away from the lights and music, we knew, this was just the start.

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The Glitz, The Glamour, The Panache at Amazon India Fashion Week Spring-Summer ’16

Amazon week1As the winter winds gently whisper in your ears, you can feel the Delhi fashion circuit heating up. FDCI’s AMAZON INDIA FASHION WEEK in its 26th edition, promised a riveting ride . The Amazon India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016 was held at the NSIC Grounds, from Oct 7-11, 2015. Being Asia’s largest fashion and trade platform, the event offered thought-provoking ideas through conversational pieces of fashion in an attempt to handcraft it for a global audience by creating timeless portraits.

The buzz around `Made in India’ campaign labeled a visual documentation of what lies at the core of our aesthetics. This season’s edition featured an impressive list of 115 established style gurus as well as novices, from all across the country. The fashion week showcased works of some of the most well-known & ace designers like Rohit Bal, Rahul Khanna, Rohit Gandhi, Gauri & Nainika, JJ Valaya, Malini Ramani, Manish Arora, Namrata Joshipura, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Â Sabyasachi, and Tarun Tahiliani.

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With 30 runway shows that engineered a unique language, dripping with indigenous crafts, modern luxury and counter-cultural influences. Mirroring what young India aspires for, as the new ‘cool’ meets engaging authenticity, this edition had over 100 designer stalls at the exhibit area.

The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) is known for its precision in scouring untapped potential and for giving new-found creative geniuses a lucrative opportunity, catapulting them to fame. The new set of designers challenged the status quo of the industry and the energy at the event was palpable. The talented bunch of Pearlites also made their presence felt at the premier event and set the stage on fire with their amazing collections, cool quotient, and stylish dresses.

Vaishali S, Vineet Bahl, Shweta Jain, Aditya Dugar are among the few lucky ones who presented their masterpieces on the ramp in front of industry big shots. Their scintillating collections were widely appreciated by the fashion conscious crowd. The fashion week was all about how to be minimalistic, stylish, and glamorous at the same time. The designers focused mostly on subtle colours, compact designs, earthen and peaceful colours and lots of hi-fashion appetite.

Vineet3Vineet Bahl, the talented young designer and ex-Pearlite worked on the theme ‘Through the Looking Glass’ that consisted of bright summer appropriate tunics layered with basic whites and dressed with oriental inspired motifs. He focuses on the concept of fluidity and believes his collections needs to be fluid enough, so that it could be worn by anyone and everyone. At AIWSS’16, he presented some jaw-dropping fluid, androgynous and yet feminine collections. He chose minimal floral patterns which denoted femininity and oversized tops which denoted gender fluidity.

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Vaishali S, another gifted designer rocked the ramp with her spell-binding yet subtle collections based on the conceptVaishali1 of ‘Yajna’, the transformation of one form of energy into another. Vaishali is popular for merging Western attire with Indian intricate designs. Her admirable skills at merging the two sides of the world; Indian and Western, is remarkable. She has also clothed famous fashion divas like Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan and Tanisha Mukherjee. She has delicately put together simplicity and finesse in her work. For Vaishali S, SS16 minimalism didn’t mean minimal options. It is remarkable how Vaishali captured the modernity, the airiness and the immediateness of the creations with a traditional fabric like hand-woven khadi. The effect was quietly impressive and this talented lady is sure to find buyers queuing up to place orders! So let’s take a look at Vaishali’s collection for Amazon India Fashion Week Summer/Spring 2016 –

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This ensemble could be great for those who like to keep their style simple and yet stylish.

Aditya Dugar, ex-alumna of Pearl Academy presented his collection on the 3rd day of the Amazon India Fashion Week which began with the much-awaited Hi-5 show, featuring young talent of the fashion world. Mr. Dugar showcased his first women’s wear line having clean silhouettes and intricate details for Spring-Summer ’16. This young talented lad stunned the audience with his mind-blowing creations and made dhoti pants make a comeback in versatile silhouettes.

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Other alumni of Pearl Academy Divyam Mehta, Manish Gupta, Rimzim Dadu, Shipra Jain, Ruchika Sachdeva, and Priyanka Modi had also set up different stalls at the Amazon India Fashion Week. The creativity quotient was certainly a few notches higher during the event which was full of style and glamour.

The grand finale of the Amazon India Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016 (AIFW) was held on Sunday night, with “Born in Banaras” as the theme. There were 16 designers who showcased their interpretations of Banaras on the final day. The first half was all about western silhouettes, with the likes of Namrata Joshipura presenting a black-and-golden brocade trench coat, a jumpsuit and a long dress with a slit. Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna stuck to their signature silhouettes. Banaras is a chaotic, colourful, thrilling city, a dichotomy of sorts between what was and what is. The AIFW finale couldn’t have asked for more, as the event ended on a high with ample brouhaha from the tipsy audience!

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Pearl Academy – A Powerhouse of talent

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Inspired by dreams and driven by motivation, Pearlites have made winning a habit. Shivangi Mehta, Sarah Ishtiyaque, Drishti and Sanya Gulati are the names of those shining stars that stamped their presence and impressed everyone with their creative flair and intelligence.

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The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner. In case of Pearl Academy, the teacher is also the one who achieves milestones and leaves behind a path for students to follow. Our faculty Nandan Ghiya is proving his mettle at various international platforms through his path-breaking artworks. Earlier this year, his work was published in “Photography and Inherited History of India”– a notable photography book by San Jose Museum of Art, and Granta – the famous British magazine.

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INIVIA CARD

Nandan Ghiya who teaches at Pearl’s Jaipur campus, is basking in the glory once again as his latest artwork has been selected as one of the cards for Inivia Creative Learning (London). These cards are used by teachers, counsellors, therapist all around the world to seek new ways to support young and vulnerable people to make sense of their lives, experience and emotions. The cards also contain work of 26 other renowned international artists. Selection for Inivia’s cards marks Nandan’s third international achievement of the year.

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Shivangi Mehta made us proud by winning the 2015 edition of Manish Arora – Air France Competition. This is 2nd in a row that a Pearlite has won this competition as Sana Sapra from our Noida canpus won the last edition. Out of top 10 entries, 6 are from Pearl Academy speaking volumes about the level of talent at Pearl. Shivangi is a student of Level-2 of UG-Fashion Design batch in Noida campus. She has won an all-paid trip to Manish Arora Fall Collection 15 (live show) at Paris Fashion Week. Great job Shivangi!

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One more Pearlite Dinesh Kumar, PG Fashion Design (2014-2016)  has been selected for Viewer’s Choice Award of the Manish Arora – Air France Contest 2015. Dinesh has received a goodie bag from the organizers, including a personally autographed iPad sleeve from Manish Arora. He’s currently studying in Pearl Jaipur. Kudos to Dinesh for his fantastic piece of work!

Another Pearlite Sarah Ishtiyaque, student of Fashion Media Communication, is interning with the well-known L’Officiel magazine. She proved her mettle and the editorial approved her articles to publish in the magazine which is very uncommon during internship. Her article ‘Uptown Girl’ on Priyanka Chopra published as a cover article for the month of August. She also wrote about Richard Malone, an Irish designer whose work is inspired by ordinary people and how he manages to create couture out of waste. Sarah was also awarded merit scholarship this year for academic excellence. Congratulations Sarah!

L’Officiel magazine has one more recruit from Pearl Academy named Drishti Vij. Drishti’s writing prowess has won her appreciation from all the corners of the industry. Her hard hitting and interactive articles ‘Big Girl in a Thin World’, ‘The Misfits’, ‘Ink and Inklings’, and an interview with Leena Kejriwal has been published in the magazine with due credit given to Drishti. Well researched and thought provoking in nature, Drishti’s articles has passed the litmus test with flying colors. Way to go Drishti!

The Hindu, leading English daily, has published work of another Pearlite Sanya Gulati. A student of Fashion Media Communication course, Sanya is interning with the newspaper. Her work was so impressive that in the first week itself she was recognized with 2 bylines and since then it’s been a routine affair. Well done Sanya Gulati!

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To the new place, new friends, new beginnings!

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This is ‘The day’! This day is very special because your heart palpitates at the mere thought of it; because you want to know what’s awaiting you; because this day will never come back! A very warm and a big welcome to all the new Pearlites!!

While it was your very own famous alumnus Nikhil Mehra to welcome you in Jaipur campus, Ravi Sharma inspired so many of you to bring out your best at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi. In Mumbai, Arnab Chaudhari and Arfi Lamba struck your creative cords. What a beginning for you all during the Orientation at Pearl!

Just like you all, Nikhil is a true Pearlite. “I am a proud Pearl Alumni and I thank my teachers at Pearl for nurturing me during my academic years. They helped me and they will help you also to focus on your goals. In my opinion, the smartest people in the industry come from Pearl Academy.” said the nostalgic maestro of couture from Pearl.

But he had more to share with you because you are in the same league – the league of best designers from Pearl Academy. Nikhil said, “Studying at Pearl is a brilliant opportunity for you. When I come back here after 4 years, I want to be proud of what you all have done during these academic years. Do something meaningful, work hard, have clarity in thoughts, be consistent, learn like you know nothing, see within what you like, achieve something un-achievable and become a good and honest designer. Focus on your goals for the next 4 years; focus on what you are good at. If you are ever unsure of something, always go back to your roots and you will find the answers. Very important – shed your ego but do believe in something and believe in that very strongly as it will define you as an individual.

Well! The fantastic day of orientation did end but it ended on an even better note. Because from tomorrow, you are required to ‘Ping’ to ‘POW WOW’!

Just like its name, POW WOW PING is an electrifying initiative by Pearl Academy that offers numerous workshops for you . A series of super crazy workshops from 28th July to 31st July, 2015 will welcome the fresher’s with several multi-sensory activities, energetic and multidisciplinary workshops designed and conceptualized by the School of Foundation. Mentors from different fields of society, culture and specializations, which are not academic led, will help in creating a more nurturing and learning environment.

Hey wait! Workshops start from tomorrow. So relax for a while and savour the best of the moments captured during Orientation across campuses in Delhi, Noida, Jaipur and Mumbai…

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Full house at Talkatora, Delhi

Full house at Talkatora, Delhi

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For You, For Me, For Earth

Future holds many challenges for the global fashion industry. Shortage of resources, climate change, demographic change, new technologies, and seismic shifts in the global economy will affect the businesses, customers and the world in ways we find hard to anticipate, let alone prepare for.

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The nefarious effects of climate change can be felt everywhere; scientists and experts have taken account of all the man-made errors which are leading towards a worldwide serious issue famously called as Global Warming.
Designers and industry experts fear that the traditional seasonal collections which have formed the backbone of the business may become meaningless due to increasing unpredictability of the weather.

Lasil, student of Post Graduate Fashion Design, Pearl Academy has developed a unique collection which is intended to create awareness about man-made global warming. His collection is inspired by the story of human greed and how it has destroyed the mother earth.

The fashion industry brings many benefits to everyday lives across the globe. Fashion goes beyond simple clothing to express identity, create well-being, embrace creativity and connect global communities. But, like all other industries there’s a negative side to it as well and it is characterised at its worst by factories exploiting workers, generating throwaway fashion, wasting resources and encouraging unsustainable consumption.

Lasil named his project ‘For You For Me For Earth’, The silhouettes are developed from the concept of ‘Heat generation inside a heat furnace’. The shape of industrial chimneys is manipulated in different ways to achieve this goal. The concept of pollution is also used for the same. Textures created show the after-effects of global warming and polluted air. The collection exhibits a combination of structure and fluidity. The colour palette includes black green and different shades of grey and blue.

Wool used for making the apparels is sponsored by Jaya Shree textiles-Aditya Birla Nuvo.

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Pearlites making Headlines in National Newspapers

Since its inception, Pearl Academy has been a nourishing cradle to creativity, design and innovation. The shinning Pearlites from this Academy have been making big in the creative industries. Proving their worth in the rapidly changing world, our students are recognised for their hard work, success and out-of-the box thinking.

Presenting here four such Pearls – Drishti Vij, Suveshi Jain, Avisha Chaudhary, and Sukanya Deepak who have made headlines in the national newspapers recently. One thing that these bright and upbeat minds have in common is ‘uniqueness’ that is making the heads turn and look at the marvelous achievements of our students.

Drishti‘Big Girl in a Thin World’ by Drishti Vij in L’Officiel magazine is a hard hitting and an interactive article where she perfectly describes the mind-set of our society and the complexities related to the debate of skinny versus ‘big’ girls. Drishti says, this debate has gained extra mileage because of the stereotypical display of women in cinema and on the ramp shows which side-lines the ‘over size’ from the skinny n toned ones.

Sharing her insights on this sensitive issue, Drishti emphasizes on the fact that these unkind insecurities impact an individual’s mind, body and soul greatly. She strongly believes that fashion doesn’t have to be serious all the time; being you and having fun is the key, regardless of the size. The norms of the beauty are constantly evolving and with the advent of social media, lot of stylists and fashion bloggers are decipherinSuveshig the appropriate taste for bigger sizes.

Another student Suveshi Jain from our Jaipur campus has made headlines with her work on the theme ‘Save Nature’. For her garments collection – ‘Dying Butterfly’, Suveshi’s effort to raise awareness to save the endangered species of butterflies or mini creatures through her creation has widely been applauded as well as covered by Dainik Bhaskar, a national daily.

10502575_1697297550498595_111685091_nAvisha Chaudhary, student of BA (Hons) in Fashion Media Communication from Pearl Academy invented an App called ‘The Gentlemen’s Club’; the exclusive app that encourages men to shop according to their body-type and personalities. To change the general opinion that men do not wish to indulge too much in shopping, Chaudhary focuses on changing this age old perception and wants more engagement of the male users in this application.

In her endeavour to cater the fashion needs of men, she has created a platform “where men are not just more aware about the latest fashion trends but also know their bodies and personalities better.” Her work has featured in Deccan Herald and also won the award for Most Professional Project during ‘Portfolio’15’.

Sukanya Deepak, student of School of Communication, Media & Film at Pearl, penned down the bittersweet Sukanyamemories of India-Pakistan partition in her book ‘Memoirs of 1947’. Before documenting everything in the book, Sukanya did a lot of research on this sensitive topic which included reading books on partition, watching films on partition and finding people whom she could talk to.

She chose to keep the book interactive by using lot of photographs and also her graphic designing skills to make it look like a long letter that opens and folds like the musical instrument – accordion. The images of withering leaves on each page, printed in sepia tone, add an element of continuity to the documentation that she has done. Deccan Herald made her project as part of its memories by featuring an exclusive article on Sukanya.

Engrossing ideas, touching issues, resourceful thoughts are some of the traits that have been perfectly showcased by our talented Pearlites in their work. Indeed, they never fail to impress with their inventive and innovative thinking.

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