Home / Knowledge / News / Company / “Creative Thinkers 2012” from Pearl Academy of Fashion

“Creative Thinkers 2012” from Pearl Academy of Fashion

Mar '12
Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF) held a competition to promote sustainable and ethical business practices amongst students through a national-level contest: Creative Thinkers 2012.

Organised to promote innovative thinking based upon the global emphasis on sustainability, the series of competitions witnessed participation from undergraduate and post-graduate students from colleges across the country showcasing their creative calibre, while promoting the best business practices in the fashion and design industry.

On the culmination of the competition, Dr AKG Nair, Group Director, Pearl Academy of Fashion, proudly stated, “Pearl Academy of Fashion has always taken the initiative in promoting creative ideas amongst students as the industry constantly requires fresh insights and creative inputs.

Considering the industry's emphasis on sustainable fashion and PAF's tradition of inculcating responsibility in budding fashion and design leaders, we believe Creative Thinkers 2012 helps students in thinking of innovative ideas aligned with global trends. The competition brings students from different parts of the country on the same platform to test their fashion aesthetics and creative sense of design.”

The competition was divided into two categories. Category A catered to 'Student Project Competitions' on Sustainable Fashion under various themes, such as Ethical Business Practices, Sustainable Fashion, Sustainable Retail, and Innovative Sustainable Technology.

Category B, 'Prove a Point', permitted students to present their best ideas via a presentation under different themes, such as Design Vision for India, Corporate Governance, Fashion and Styling, and Retail Business, that were sub-themed into Fashion and Communication, Ethics and Creating Value, Feel Good and Its my Style, The Next Step and Luxury Retail, respectively. The final presentations were held on 26 and 27 March at the Delhi campus of Pearl Academy of Fashion before an eminent jury of professionals and academicians.

The 1st Prize, under category A (Student Project Competition) was bagged by Awanish Chandra, DeepakYadav, Kalpesh Gowani and Rupam Konwar from Textile Institute Ichalkaranji in undergraduate level and by Sakshi Kalra from Lady Irwin College, under category B (Prove a Point) in postgraduate level.

Both participants won cash prizes of Rs 15,000 each. In both categories, participants gave a 15-minute presentation or visual display on their chosen theme. Other students were felicitated with participatory certificates.

Building on the premise of fashion and design, Pearl Academy of Fashion consistently encourages students from all over India to come up with innovative, creative ideas to express themselves. Open competitions such as Creative Thinkers – wherein students from various colleges can participate in the competition – are aimed at exploring the creative potential of students across professions and inculcate a sense of responsibility in adopting creative ideas to tackle conventional issues not limited to fashion.

Pearl Academy of Fashion was founded in 1993. It is a leading fashion and design education institute in India.

Pearl Academy of Fashion

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 26th Jan 2021

China's textile & garment exports rise 9.6% in 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic slowdown, textile...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 26th Jan 2021

Vietnam, Israel to sign labour cooperation pact this year

Israel and Vietnam recently initiated negotiations over a labour...

Pic: Shutterstock

Fashion | On 25th Jan 2021

Boohoo buys Debenhams brand, website, but not its stores

Boohoo has reportedly purchased Debenhams brand and website for £55...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Association

Top executives

'Support and Outreach' huge relief for MSMEs

Rahul Bhadani, Looksgud

Rahul Bhadani

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Value of 'Made in India' should get more importance

Manoj Sorathiya,

Manoj Sorathiya

Surat-based Sunrise Imports & Exports Co is a manufacturer and...

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel,

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel

Krypthm Tradelink LLP is a Surat-based manufacturer of westernwear....

Franco Ravazzi,

Franco Ravazzi

Italy-based Tessimenti E Orditi Tinti (T.O.T SRL) specialises in stocking...

Frank Heislitz, Freudenberg

Frank Heislitz

Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of...

Mary-Cathryn Kolb, Brrr°

Mary-Cathryn Kolb

Atlanta-based private start-up Brrr° was founded in 2014 to develop...

Melissa Tate, University of New South Wales

Melissa Tate
University of New South Wales

<div><div><div><div><b>Melissa Tate</b>, a well-known scientist currently...

Sandeep and Sarah Shaikh Gonsalves, SS Homme

Sandeep and Sarah Shaikh Gonsalves
SS Homme

SS Homme celebrates the craft of traditional tailoring through the bespoke ...

Chandani Sahi, By Chandani

Chandani Sahi
By Chandani

By Chandani is a womenswear prêt couture brand with fusion silhouettes by...

Samar Firdos, Arvind Ltd

Samar Firdos
Arvind Ltd

<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

January 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Advanced Search