Pearl Academy, India’s leading private institution in design, fashion and creative businesses hosted their annual graduation event ‘Portfolio 2017’ at the Bombay Exhibition and Convention Centre in the city. The event showcased creative and design acumen of the graduating batch from the Mumbai campus. It was a culmination of several years of hard work of 107 students from various courses mentored by the faculty. The event was inaugurated by Naina Toor from Sony Entertainment, Subodh Dakwale from Indian oil and Linda Brown, President, Torrens University, Australia. The event saw a multitude of ingenious projects in the domains of design and luxury brands in an exhibition.
School of Fashion, Styling &Textiles and School of Creative Business also hosted two panel discussions with industry experts and professionals. The panel discussions underlined some very relevant subjects in fashion styling and creative business domains that will enable young design professions to design their career paths. The first panel comprising of Ms Lebana Penkar from Future Group
Mr Sanjay Dash from 7 islands Strategic Business Consulting and Mr Rajiv Subramanian from Woodstock Merchandising discussed the various possibilities that creative business offers as an industry.
The second panel discussion was ‘Wave Makers: Stylist and Image Curators 2.0’, which included renowned industry spokespersons like Nisha Jhangiani – Fashion Director, Verve Magazine; designer RohitChaturvedi; Fashion Director &owner of Meher Ahmed Styling – Meher Ahmed and One of the country’s leading fashion and advertising photographers – Vishesh Verma.