Pearl Academy is the harbinger of fashion revolution with a futuristic outlook. The finale of FDCI Amazon India Fashion Week, 2018, became more exuberant with the creations of graduating students of Pearl Academy under the theme of ‘Future of Fashion’, presenting it as a day long ‘Pearl Academy Portfolio 2018’ fashion show series. They put up a set of 5 impressive shows.
We enjoyed Show 1 which had highly appealing themes such as Indie – Fused, Azure Fantasy, Soul Fit, Textile Assemblage, Neutral Block, Lavender Mint, Blocks Divided, Prarie Tangerine, Femme Regale, Noir League, L’ Blanche, Dusk Strut and Bijoux by Jewellery Design students of Pearl Academy, Jaipur.
Show 2 had an interesting range of themes and concepts such as, Summer Kaleidoscope, Welsh Summer, Yuppy Strut, Sci-Fi Street, Turmeric Tales, Vandalists, Aqua-Rouge, Rusted, Occult Force, Print & Patch and Tourmaline among others.
The final year students of Fashion styling and Image Design showcased a highly thought out collection that combined the need for fashion sustainability with preservation of traditional Indian craft without compromising with the ever advancing fashion trends.
The students are sensitive to both fashion culture and the power of fashion as a driver of social change. They conceptualized ‘Fashion as a voice for Social Activism’ by pairing it up with an elegant ‘Black Swan’ ballet performance. The young designers showed their prowess by creating exquisite costumes to convey body-positivity movements and gender aesthetics through it.
Rajul Goldar brought our attention to environment-friendly fabrics that do not involve shedding of trees. He is spearheading a movement to bring about the face of forests on ramp along with promoting the use of non-cellulosic fabrics.
The collection by Pallavi Yadav had a story of deconstructing of the garment and decorating it with zero-water embellishments. A luxrious collection – Tawaif – drew inspiration from the bold and free nature of courtesan from the Mughal period. Designer Damanjeet Singh paid special attention to details displayed a great sense of fabric quality and ornamentation.
Apart from the Pearl Academy Portfolio 2018, Pearl Academy is also celebrating 25 glorious years of creative impact this season. FDCI President, Sunil Sethi acknowledged the role of Pearl Academy in bringing talented students to be a part of the fashion movement. Pearl academy offers Under Graduate Courses in Professional Diploma from Pearl + Degree from IGNOU and Post graduate courses in Professional Diploma from Pearl, validated by Domus Academy (Milan, Italy). It also received the ASSOCHAM Education National Excellence Award 2017 in the category of Best Design Institute in India.