Taking forward its long-standing collaboration with FDCI, Pearl Academy – India’s leading institution in design, fashion, business and media is set to present an all-new edition of FDCI x Pearl Academy FirstCut. Young, budding designers and fashion students from Pearl Academy will have the unique opportunity of presenting their collections at the on-ground edition of FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week being held from 23-27 March.
The theme of their showcase, “Dystopia’s children”, will depict the youth of today residing in a world of terror, the midst of global pandemic and war. Their presentation will portray how they interpret fashion while mastering the art of disorderly chaos, rage & longing. Through their designs they endeavour to bring to the fore, their generation’s experience living and thriving in the present political, social & economic conditions.
“In today’s evolving world of Fashion, it’s the students that will be tomorrow’s changemakers. As a platform we have always believed in nurturing talent and giving young designers a stage to present their creations to the design fraternity. Our renewed partnership with Pearl Academy season on season is just a testament to that belief. We look forward to these bright students of Pearl Academy presenting their designs at the upcoming FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week,” said Sunil Sethi, Chairman FDCI.
Speaking about the students’ showcase Aditi Srivastava, President Pearl Academy says, “It is always an extremely proud moment for us to see our students evolve into professionals, ready to take on the world. The FDCI x Pearl Academy FirstCut showcase is their initiation into the fashion industry. At Pearl Academy it is our endeavour that students have the means to directly interact with industry experts. Exposure to the best from the fashion and design fraternity plays an important role in shaping up a student and this program gives them the opportunity to experiment and put their best foot forward as they discover their talent and learn the ways of the industry, first-hand. I wish them the best and cannot wait to see the showcase.”