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The magic of design and textiles at Pearl Academy Portfolio 2013 - Pearl Academy

The first step in the production of clothes for any designer is to decide a theme on which the clothes will be based. This theme is best conveyed by the use of the right textile. This right textile is produced by a combination of the apt print or texture which depicts the theme in a perfect form and the correct composition of the textile so that it falls, flows and behaves the way a designer wants it to.

The Textile Design programme at Pearl Academy offers an exciting range of learning opportunities for textile designers, spanning across textile design and promotion, focusing on all four core specialist techniques of knits, weaves, prints and surface ornamentation. Our student’s works are up for vote through People’s Choice Awards

Two of our textile designers, Anubha Bhardwaj and Aayushi Saini, have created textiles inspired by themes based on international designs.

Design 1: Fortuny In Greece by Anubha Bhardwaj

Anubha’s main inspiration is a Spanish designer named Mariano Fortuny who had an obsession of natural colors, did hand screen printing and was known for his fine hand pleated Delpho gowns. Her theme is ‘Ancient Greek Clothing’. She has designed home furnishing products for a living room using textiles technique like screen printing, weaving, pleating, appliqué work, dyeing and hand painting.

Design 2: Aboriginal Art by Aayushi Saini

For the final project Aayushi’s theme was inspired an international art which is ‘Aboriginal Art’ of Indigenous people of Australia which includes paintings on leaves, wood carving, sculptures, cave paintings and sand paintings. Out of that Cave paintings are taken ahead as the theme for apparel.  Aboriginal art is based on important ancient stories: even contemporary Aboriginal art, is based on stories (Jukurrpa) and symbols centered on ‘the Dreamtime’ – the period in which Indigenous people believe the world was created. The Dreamtime stories are up to and possibly even exceeding 50,000 years old, and have been handed down through the generations virtually unchanged for all those years.
While Anubha used Greek influences in the construction of the textiles she created, Aayushi used Australian influence in her prints. Both the textiles had international influences but the forms in which they are seen is very different.

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