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Date Monday, 06 Mar 2017

Day five of AIFW AW’17 to showcase 'Pearl Portfolio' by Pearl Academy

New Delhi, March 06, 2017: The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), and the Pearl Academy today announced, day five of AIFW AW’17, to present the Pearl Portfolio. The FDCI and Pearl Academy, a leading design institute with a legacy of over two decades have come together to nurture and develop future design visionaries. The event will be held from March 15-18, and the Pearl Portfolio, will be added as the fifth day, on March 19, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road, in the capital.


Day five will witness five shows by the School of Fashion, Styling and Textiles, Pearl Academy, featuring over 600 ensembles by 350 plus students. Pearl Portfolio has been a signature event of Pearl Academy for the last 23 years and has been an annual launch pad showcasing the work of graduating students pursuing their goals in fashion as well as related industries.


On the announcement, Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI stated, “We are delighted to present the Pearl Portfolio as it is a creative space, which fosters fresh ideas through enabling design education. As a leading body that promotes design excellence, this collaboration will give an opportunity to greenhorns, to have an eclectic vision for the future.”


"It is fabulous for our students to be showcasing at the Amazon India Fashion Week. The intent is to give our students relevant learning, invaluable exposure and the best possible experience. Strong collaborations with industry partners like FDCI has made this possible.” said Prof. Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy.



A non-profit organisation, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), is the apex body of fashion design in India, represented by over 400 members. Founded on the premise of promoting, nurturing, and representing the best of fashion and design talent in the country; its prime objective is to propagate the business of fashion. FDCI stays true to its commitment to promote the ‘Make in India’ label as handlooms take center stage, in a country, who’s heritage is soaked in the flavors of indigenous crafts.

Website: www.fdci.org


 Pearl Academy is one of the leading institutions in design, fashion and creative business in India and has been a catalyst for success of the students across these creative industries for over two decades. With a legacy of over 23 years, Pearl Academy offers over 30 uniquely designed under-graduate, post-graduate and professional development pathway through its campuses in Delhi NCR (East & West), Jaipur and Mumbai. Its reputation of preparing ‘Industry ready’ professionals has been recognized by leading fashion, retail and design brands, which has helped in ensuring a healthy track record of over 95 per cent placement for the last three years. Its path-breaking alliances with renowned bodies such as the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID) have ensured that its faculty and students get an exclusive access to ‘industry in the classroom’.  

The institution was ranked as the best private fashion collage in India for the fourth consecutive year by India Today – AC Nielson survey, The Week- Hansa Survey and Outlook – Drshti Survey. Pearl Academy was also awarded the ‘Best Design Institute in India 2016’ award by industry body ASSOCHAM. Jaipur campus of the academy was ranked as one of the most beautiful college campuses in India by India Today. Pearl Academy is a member of Laureate International Universities network, a global network that has presence in 28 countries, serving more than one million students. The Academy is also closely associated with renowned global institutions such as London College of Fashion, Domus Academy (Italy) and NABA (Milan) amongst many others. For more information, please visit: www.pearlacademy.com



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