In India, E-tailing is expected to grow to $32 billion by 2020 and ethnic wear industry is set to grow by 8.4% i.e. USD 11.63 billion over the next decade as per a recent report by Technopak. These industry statistics clearly indicate that the need of skilled entry and mid-level professionals will be more than ever in these domains in the near future.
In sync with the evolving Indian market and its requirements, Pearl Academy, India’s leading design, fashion and creative business higher education institute, launched UG and PG courses in Fashion & Lifestyle E-Commerce (FLE) and Indian Couture (IC) at Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW), Autumn Winter, 2015, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The courses were launched by noted fashion designer and couturier Mr. JJ Vallaya; President of Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) Mr. Sunil Sethi, and CEO of Pearl Academy Mr. Sharad Mehra.
Introducing the Indian Couture Course, ace fashion designer Mr. JJ Vallaya said, “India is the biggest market for Indian couture and a dedicated course on this was much required. Pearl Academy has always been known for offering unique courses defining the future of fashion. I am glad that the Academy has taken the lead in formulating a specialized course for Indian Couture. Also, as E-Commerce is what we are heading towards, a balanced amalgamation of technology and craft is the need of the hour.”
Mr. Sunil Sethi, President-Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), launched the Fashion & Lifestyle E-Commerce Courses and said, “The business of Fashion has evolved immensely in the last decade, especially the shift from four walls of stores to the ever expanding online medium. We are glad that Pearl Academy has pioneered new age courses in this domain to boost E-Tailing’s growth.”
Mr. Sharad Mehra, CEO, Pearl Academy, said, “Pearl Academy has always been a pioneer in introducing courses that are futuristic and help shape the design, fashion and business landscape of India. We are extremely excited to introduce specialised courses in Fashion & Lifestyle E-Commerce and Indian Couture along with the industry. We are looking forward to train fresh talent which will further strengthen growth of these industries.”
The international, industry integrated 3 year BA Honours and 2 year PG Diploma Courses of FLE and one year PG Professional Diploma in Indian Couture have been exclusively devised to churn out highly competent and global professionals for the E-Commerce and Indian wear sectors.