Pearl Academy, India’s leading design, fashion and business institute closed the two-day annual property –
Mr. Sharad Mehra, CEO, Pearl Academy, said, “PORTFOLIO 2013 has exceeded the expectations that we have from our students. Our mentors are constantly working with the students to achieve a high level of academic excellence which has become synonymous with Pearl. We are proud to have successfully organized a show at this level.”
The final day of PORTFOLIO’13, began with the inauguration ceremony by ace designers Mira and Muzzafar Ali. “Portfolio is an excellent way of showcasing work and connecting with audiences. We are to see the budding talent and are thrilled to experience the deft craft exhibited. Communication designs students have put together some commendable projects and we would be ecstatic to see these coming alive”, they added. The opening ceremony entailed a colossal exhibition and a series of ramp-shows.
Work of meritorious students was commended with an award ceremony which was witnessed by industry leaders and Guests of Honor Sunil Sethi, Vineet Bahl and David Abraham.
The students engendered some breathtaking designs inspired by Narnia, Ganjifa- an art practiced in Orissa, ying yang and exotic insects among many others. The show also saw some interesting pieces by the Communication Design batch. The students of this batch reflected work inspired by pressing issues that are faced by the Indian society in a sensitive manner.
Mr. Sunil Sethi, President-Fashion Design Council of India, said, “I am delighted to have experienced fresh new insights from the promising students of Pearl. Platforms like Portfolio make our work as industry players easy as we are always looking for new talent which would fit well with our brands.”
Vineet Bahl, renowned Fashion Designer, said, “As a designer I look for people who understand fashion and justify their theme. Portfolio was a refreshing experience since these students surpassed the common standards.”
The second day of PORTFOLIO’13 brought forth creativity of students from uniquely structured courses like Fashion Design, Communication Design, Interior Architecture & Design and Textile Design through a colossal exhibition and a gala ramp show attended by major players of the fashion industry such as Rahul Misra, Ranna Gill, Pawan Sachdeva, et al.
Sunil Mehra was recognized for his contribution towards ‘Menswear couture in India’. “This award is an inspiration for all to come up here someday, so this is not just for me but for all of us to share”, he added.
|B.A. Honors – Fashion Design|
|Best Design Collection||Sumiran Sharma|
|Most Practical Collection||Devyani Mehrotra|
|Best Avant Garde||Pooja Malhotra|
|Best Use of Traditional Skills||Poorva Singh|
|Special Jury Award||Gaurang Dangwal and Saumya Gupta|
|Winner of Woolmark||Sumiran Sharma|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Design|
|Special Jury Award||Mitali Tulsian and Ruchi Kumari|
|Best Contemporary Ethnic||Rashmi Kumari|
|Most Practical Collection||Neha Kewlani|
|Best Design Collection||Ponugumati Praneeth and Sanna Siddique|
|Masters in Fashion Marketing – Best Project||Saara Modi|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Marketing – Best Project||Naman Rajesh Garg|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Garment Marketing – Best Project||Mayank Sharma|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Merchandising – Best Project||Pooja Shahani|
|B.A. Honors in Fashion Business Management – Best Project||Sandeep Chaba|
|B.A. Honors in Fashion Retail Management – Best Project||Sambhav Chand|
|Post Graduate Diploma in Fashion Retail – Best Project||Priya Gupta|
Source: APNNEWS – May 19, 2013, New Delhi