With over 100 projects at display, Pearl Portfolio 2017 saw some revolutionary ideas in fashion, design and creative business. Fashion students came up with interesting ideas like a fashion line inspired by the fairy-tale and magical bright light of Aurora Borealis (The Northern Lights). This collection stood out with the colours and forms of the Borealis. Another unique creation was made from the used flowers collected from various temples from Mumbai. Some of the interesting design projects included a chapel cum retirement home to cater to the sociological and psychological needs of the senior citizens and a therapy centre for autistic kids.
Pearl Academy students also gave a grand culmination to their campaign #MumbaiByDesign which celebrated the spirit of people of Mumbai through various events such as designing aprons and dustbins for the eating joints of Mumbai, painting canvases on the theme of unsung heroes of the city. These canvasses will be gifted to KM Hospital, Mayor’s office, BEST office, Daabawalas Associations’ office and other government institutions. The students also designed special cushioned caps for the Dabbawalas. Giving the campaign a grand conclusion, the Dabbawalas, taxi and auto drivers and fisher women walked the ramp for the first of its kind fashion show.
Renowned icons of Mumbai including Designer Manish Malhotra, Adman Prahlad Kakkar, Actor Anand Tiwari and Sudhir Sharma founder and chairman INDI Design reflected on their journeys in the city of dreams. Meher Castelino,first Miss India and a proud citizen of Mumbai moderated the discussion.
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