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Portfolio 2015 – Pearl Academy

Pearl Academy was earlier known as ‘Pearl Academy of Fashion’ is organizing it’s annual graduating event Portfolio 2015, where all the students from the graduating batches of various courses across 4 schools showcase their final projects in the form of exhibitions, presentations and fashion shows.

Apart from the exhibition and ramp shows, this year’s edition will have the following highlights:

1. Manish Malhotra as Chief Guest on an exclusive fashion show on 9th May and will also award the winners. He will launch courses – Jewellery Design and Product Design and meet the alumni over cocktail dinner.
2. Design Immersion Workshops on Product Design, Jewellery Design, Communication Media & Film, Styling, Fashion Media Make-up, Textiles etc
3. Panel discussion by School of Creative Business where industry representatives will be a part of it.

What’s Next

What’s Next is a series of Intellectual workshops and confluences, ‘What’s Next’ stands as a beacon of revolution in the design space bringing together prominent global thought leaders to deliberate on key issues and Ideas towards tomorrow in Design and Design Education. This initiative by Pearl Academy has already created buzz in the creative industries and will be organising key events across India this year too.

Who’s Next

Who’s Next is a Full Scholarship for any BA (H) Program Courses and an all-expense paid-trip to US to the 10 most talented minds of India who aspire to alter the creative and design landscape in future. Eminent personalities Manish Malhotra, Costume designer; Rahul Mishra, Fashion Designer; and Sussanne Khan, Interior Designer & founder, The Charcoal Project are on panel to select the top 10 students along with Prof. Vikas Satwalekar, Ex Director, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad; Mohan Neelakantan, Ex Fashion Editor – Elle, Stylist & TV Anchor; Sanyogeitaa Chadha, Head-School of Fashion, Styling & Textiles (FSFT), Pearl Academy; Dr Priya Mary Mathew, Head-School of Creative Business, Pearl Academy; and Nidhip Mehta, Architect.

Click here for more details about Porotfolio 2015.


About Pearl Academy
Founded in 1993, Pearl Academy is India’s largest private institution in design, fashion and creative businesses, which has helped shape the business and creative landscape of these industries over the past 21 years.

Driven by a commitment to create adaptable and highly sought-after graduates, Pearl Academy ensures student-outcomes are the center of every initiative. A high-caliber and experienced faculty, each equipped with Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) in Pedagogy from NTU, UK, helps deliver on this promise.

Backed by the resources and expertise of a global network of renowned institutions such as London College of Fashion, Nottingham Trent University (NTU), Domus Academy (Italy), and NABA (Milan) among many, Pearl Academy is able to ensure that in today’s accelerated world, Pearl students are able to achieve their personal goals by becoming game-changers and achievers.

Pearl Academy delivers over 30 uniquely designed under-graduate, post-graduate and professional programs through its 4 campuses in Delhi, NOIDA, Jaipur and Mumbai.

Pearl Academy is a member of the Laureate International Universities network, which has a presence in 29 countries, serving more than 950,000 students.

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