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Corporates Need Experts to Help Dress at Work says Nien Siao, Director, Pearl Academy, Noida

 Noida campus Director, Ms. Nien Siao  talks about the fashion and style is necessity of fashion stylists for the corporate world and much more.

 

Mail Today_Nien Siao

Source: Mail Today 3rd February, 2015 New Delhi Edition

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Posted in Fashion Design, Fashion Designer, Pearl Academy, Pearl Academy Students, Pearl Events

Street style meets couture

 

ON THE RAMP

The global streets have always inspired haute couture. And in her debut collection, Kaveri Sharma explores the fun and vibrant lanes of Rajasthan. From pop art inspired prints of  the mooch to intricately embroidered motifs of camel, there’s a joie de vivre that captures the mood of this magical place. “Fashion today is inspired by street styles.  India itself for that matter, having such a diverse cultural background has various street styles that offers a perfect blend of modern and traditional fashion,” says Kaveri, a student at the Pearl Academy of Fashion.

A visit to Rajasthan sparked off the inspiration for her collection, Nomadic Nirvana. “The journey began when I documented crafts practised in villages around Bikaner. The use of colourful embroidery and leather trims along with unique tie–dye techniques, on playful silhouettes is what defines my casual wear collection. I went back to the heart of my inspiration, the city of Bikaner to get my fabrics developed by the craftsmen. Each piece is signed by them to honour craftsmen, in recognition of their work. The places I visited and the people I met had a huge impact on me and changed my outlook towards life,” she explains.

However, the creative journey had its share of challenges. Kaveri concurs. “It was challenging to work with the craftsmen, where other factors need to be considered. A lot of my fabrics faded as the craftsmen did not have much shelter to work under and were embroidering under the blazing sun. They also had never worked with fabrics such as knits and georgette before. So it took them a while to get used to the fabric,” explains this fashionista from Bengaluru, who won the award for the best collection at the graduation show choreographed by Ajit Menon.

A self-confessed drama queen, Kaveri also has a popular fashion blog. “People have always made fun of the fact that I am really skinny and a bit dramatic (which is inevitable if you are a Katherine Heigl fan). So I decided to use it to my advantage and start my own blog — www.skinnydramaqueen.blogspot.in, where I post my adventures in the fashion industry,” smiles this young lady, who has her future mapped out. “This July, I am going to Milan on a merit scholarship to pursue luxury brand management and then, I head to London to attend two other short courses in fashion forecasting and media styling from The University of Arts, London,” signs off a confident Kaveri

Source:  Deccan Chronicle | Tuba Raqshan | 12th Jun 2013

 

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Designer Sunil Mehra felicitated by Pearl Academy

Contribution to luxury menswear couture to Sunil Mehra. A glamorous evening was hosted recently by Pearl Academy.

Sunil Mehra received award for his contribution to luxury men’s wear couture. Mr Sunil Mehra being in the spheres of fashion and art for more than two decades now has carved a niche for himself in luxury.

His label embodies the two world of Hi end fashion and spiritualism together.

Some of the guest who attended the event were Sunil Sethi , Ranna Gill , Vineet Bahl , Rahul Mishra , Asheeta Chhabra , Heena Chhabra to name a few…

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ABOUT SUNIL MEHRA:

The label Sunil Mehra inspired by the blue Lord Krishna bridges our rich spiritual heritage with contemporary world of art and fashion for a very poetic experience.All his creations are woven in natural threads.

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Being in the fashion industry for more than two decades now designer Sunil Mehra has carved a niche for himself in luxury clothing kepeing in focus his passionate bhakti for Krishna and his eye on perfection.

Quote below by Sunil Mehra:

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“i would like to thank Pearl Academy for the honor. 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. To me, Krishna is the only designer, I’m just a medium to create what he wants us to create.”

Source: Mensxp.com Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:56 Mens xp.com

 

Posted in Art, Business and Technology, Design, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Designer, Pearl Academy, Pearl Academy Students, Pearl Events, Retail, Textile Design

PORTFOLIO’13 stuns audience with awe-inspiring designs

Pearl Academy, India’s leading design, fashion and business institute closed the two-day annual property –

Left to Right Mr. Sharad Mehra CEO Pearl Academy Mr. Sunil Sethi President FDCI Mr. David Abraham Fashion Designer at PORTFOLIO13 300x199 PORTFOLIO’13 stuns audience with awe inspiring designs

 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.”

 

Portfolio13 by Pearl Academy 1 121x300 PORTFOLIO’13 stuns audience with awe inspiring designsMr. David Abhraham, Creative Director-Abraham & Thakore, said, “It was a pleasure being a part of this event. Portfolio exceeded expectations with designs which left us spell-bound and wanting more.”

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.

Award Winners:

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
Other Awards
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

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Portfolio 2013 from Pearl students exceeds expectations

Pearl Academy, India’s leading design, fashion and business institute closed the two-day annual property – PORTFOLIO’13 with exhibitions which manifested captivating creations of the graduating batch.

The show focused on work done by the Communication Design, Interior Architecture Design, Textile Design and Fashion Design batches.

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.”

Mr. David Abhraham, Creative Director-Abraham & Thakore, said, “It was a pleasure being a part of this event. Portfolio exceeded expectations with designs which left us spell-bound and wanting more.”

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.

 

Pearl Academy
Source: www.fibre2fashion.com, May 20, 2013 (India)

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Coming back home

Divyam Mehta
Divyam Mehta

Divyam Mehta attempts to preserve Indian heritage by creating his clothes from traditional Indian fabrics

Divyam Mehta manages to marry the old with the new. Using fabric of Indian origin he creates contemporary, wearable silhouettes that balance both worlds beautifully.

“Indian crafts have so much depth and are highly inspiring,” he says. “Indian designers really need to take this forward.”

And Divyam has worked exhaustively towards doing exactly that. A graduate from the Pearl Academy of Fashion, he went on to earn a degree in fashion marketing from the London School of Fashion before establishing his design studio, Hotu Home in collaboration with Indian artisans from all over the country.

“We sourced our fabric from Indian artisans and had an in-house team of artists and craftspeople who were adept at various interesting techniques,” he says. He began by creating clothes for men but now creates garments for both men and women, “The look is very chic and meant for people who are not used to wearing Indian wear,” he says. “We have contemporized the silhouette and technique yet we use fabrics that are locally available. Also, we use mostly natural fabrics — silk, cotton, linen and wool.”

Dusky pinks are here

The colour palette for his garments varies across seasons and depends on his mood. “Colour is the first thing that catches the eye,” he says adding that his new Spring/ Summer collection has garments in colours such as ivory, rose and dusky pinks.

His label currently retails from 20 multi-designer stores including Evoluzione, Ogaan and Aza and his work was highly appreciated at the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week where he debuted in 2010.

But for Divyam, it all comes down to safeguarding a heritage that has existed for centuries. “These textiles are part of our culture — it has been produced by our ancestors who understood and loved it and it would be very sad indeed if we don’t preserve it.”

Source: THE HINDU – METROPLUS – FASHION, April 23, 2013