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Pearlites Tanya Bansal and Ankur Tyagi mark their victory at DLF Emporio Design Awards 2014-15 - Pearl Academy

At the recently held DLF Emporio Design Awards 2014-15 at DLF Emporio, New Delhi, Tanya Bansal from UG-FD (2011-15) course at Delhi campus bagged ‘The People’s Choice Award’ and Ankur Tyagi from UG-Jewellery Design (2011-15) course at Jaipur campus stood Runner-Up. A double treat for all of us!

Both Tanya Bansal and Ankur Tyagi have also been awarded with one year mentorship under one of the leading fashion designers of India and their creations will be on retail in a commercial space during the Mega Luxury Shopping Festival at DLF Emporio, New Delhi from April to May this year. Also, a dedicated news piece shall be published in quarterly DLF Emporio magazine.

Additionally, Pearlites Aditi Agarwal, Nikita Luthra, Mansee Gupta and Hinal Patel from the New Delhi and Jaipur campuses made it to the list of Top 26 finalists of the awards.

Tanya Bansal with her designer wear

Tanya Bansal with her designer wear

Interestingly, Shagun Mahendro from the Delhi campus of Pearl Academy was one of the top three winners in the first edition of these awards in the year 2012. And, then in 2013 Anubha Jain from the Delhi campus again was a Runner-up with her ‘Denim Saree’ collection in the second edition of the awards.

Tanya Bansal’s designer wear is inspired from Taj Mahal. The fabric used has been hand woven to reflect the intricate craftsmanship of the Mughal era and the motifs are block printed. The silhouette is inspired from Men’s Achkan from the Mughal times that is bold and a modern-day woman would treasure and pass on to next generation as an eternal symbol.

Ankur Tyagi

Ankur Tyagi

Ankur Tyagi’s ‘Cup of Love’, a wine flask with Jali, is a set of beautiful earing that has been crafted using brass and blue sapphire stones. Ankur derived his inspiration from the miniature paintings in which the Mughal royalty figures use a crafted wine flask to savour the finest of the wines. Also, it was the detailing work on domes of Mughal era buildings and the shape of domes too that caught Ankur’s eye and which he really wanted to incorporate in the jewellery piece. So the shape of wine flask and monument pattern incorporated in earing ‘Cup of Love’ is supposed to be a cup of love which spreads the love from the royalty to everybody throughout the empire.

Launched in 2012, the DLF Emporio Design Awards has been created to encourage and support young fashion designers. Each year, DLF Emporio recognizes and honor young, innovative and emerging talent in the field of fashion and design.

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