Mumbai: Pearl Academy, institution in design, fashion, business and media, has collaborated with world renowned designer Manish Arora as their ideation partner. As part of this collaboration, he visited the Mumbai campus of Pearl Academy and interacted with students and faculty. During this visit, Manish Arora, whose astute craftsmanship and unique play on colours has elevated him to become one of the most celebrated contemporary designers of our times, shared his experiences with design students. He advised students to work hard and stressed on the need to think globally. Students were completely enthralled by his presence and success stories. This is Manish Arora’s first visit to Pearl Academy’s Mumbai campus.
Manish Arora has redefined fashion trends not just in India but across the world. In March, nine students from Pearl Academy, including two from Mumbai campus had assisted the fashion designer for his show at the Paris Fashion Week 2018, where he has been exhibiting regularly since a decade.
The ace designer took Pearl students on an interesting career journey through a motivational presentation wherein he explained how he became one of the leading designers in the country. It was a moment of great inspiration and learning for the students. This was followed by Manish’s interaction with the media and well-known bloggers from the city.
This collaboration aims to provide the required learning and international exposure to Pearl Academy students enabling them to create a mark across the world. Students from Fashion Design and Luxury Brands course will get to intern and accompany Manish Arora to the Paris Fashion Week , twice a year. Pearl Academy students will also get an opportunity to design a collection under Manish Arora’s ideation guidance, and these would then be retailed at Pearl Academy exclusive pop-up store.
Talking about his latest collaboration, Manish Arora said, “I am honoured to be associated with Pearl Academy as their Ideation Partner and have the students’ intern with me on Paris Fashion Week. The experience will expand their knowledge and horizons on design and business aspects of the fashion industry. I hope to help nurture these bright and creative minds with the desired knowledge, experience and skills.”
Ruchita Verma, Mumbai Campus Director said, “Our students have had a very enriching experience at Paris Fashion Week this year. There is no one better than him in the industry, with his years of experience and wisdom, to mentor and guide our students as they prepare to enter the professional world.”
The association aims to provide international exposure and learning experiences to Pearl students.
Twice a year, selected students across Pearl Academy will get the opportunity to intern with Manish for a period of 2 months prior to Paris fashion week. Students would design a collection of 10 pieces, 5 SKU’s each. Manish and his team would finalised 200 pieces and shall identify minimum 75 SKU’s that shall be produced for the Pearl Academy’s Pop Up store.