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FDCI presents fashion collaboration between Pearl Academy, Graduate Fashion Week International
Lakme Fashion Week

FDCI presents fashion collaboration between Pearl Academy, Graduate Fashion Week International

| @indiablooms | 16 Oct 2022, 09:39 pm

Mumbai: It was a great fashion event when the Fashion Design Council of India presented an all-new edition of Pearl Academy x Graduate Fashion Week International (GFWi) at Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI, which also marked the first ever international chapter outside London for GFWi.

The event took place at the Jio World Convention Centre, India’s largest & foremost venue for marquee exhibitions, conventions, and social events and located in the heart of Mumbai’s business district, Bandra Kurla Complex. 

The show was a great look at collections by very talented students from the top 27 fashion design schools around the world. There was a marked diversity in the look as it decentralised fashion. It was wonderful to watch the design approach taken by students from different schools, as they unveiled their varying perspectives that were not only influenced by personal thinking, but also cultural and social expressions. 

There was a grand design and creative merger of dresses, coats, scarves, textures, embellishments, colours, silhouettes, detailing and weaves that offered a global showcase when it came to the future of fashion. 

“Our aim along with Pearl Academy is to give young designers a stage to showcase their talent and this landmark collaboration with Graduate Fashion Week International is helping break down borders and bringing the best of global design talent to the fore. This international showcase is witnessing an array of cultures to the runway with students from across the globe putting their best foot forward. We are enthralled to see the exceptional presentation come alive today at Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI.” said Sunil Sethi, Chairman FDCI.

Speaking about the showcase, Antonio Maurizio Grioli, Dean, School of Fashion and Design, Pearl Academy said, “We at Pearl Academy are proud to collaborate with Graduate Fashion Week International - a global stage that showcases some of the world’s best creative talent and offers unique opportunities to Fashion and Design Graduates globally. It’s two powerhouses of fashion education coming together for a platform like Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI, Mumbai which only makes this opportunity truly international. With Pearl hosting GFWi this year and showcasing some of its best work alongside 27 other globally renowned Fashion Schools at the event adds another important milestone for us. We are breaking some barriers with our work and having important conversations, to set the course for the Fashion Industry globally.”

Aditi Srivastava, President, Pearl Academy added, “This is the first time that a successful event like GWFi is going Global and we at Pearl Academy are proud to partner with the GFWi, which continues to grow and expand its worldwide reputation as the largest and most comprehensive platform for fashion talent in the world. The world around us has changed, these are different times for us, our industry and especially our students. Creative students are not only constantly looking for inspiration but also ready to take on new challenges and push beyond conventions. And who better than GFWi, which represents and embodies the same.” 

Joy Campbell, Graduate Fashion Foundation Director & Head of Brand Partnerships said, “The launch of Graduate Fashion Week International means that not only can we continue to elevate exceptional international talents, but we will also facilitate important conversations on a global stage around fashion education and the future of the fashion industry that our amazing young talents will be a pivotal part of.  Of course, we are also looking forward to representing our UK schools as winners from our Catwalk Awards will also have their collections shown, we are so excited to be partnering with the brilliant Pearl Academy for the first GFWi and can’t wait to celebrate this next chapter of the Graduate Fashion Foundation.”

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