Jaipur witnesses glitz-n-glamour with Design Carnival, 2nd edition

| Updated: May 16, 2017 00:03 IST

New Delhi [India], May 15 (ANI): Pink City recently celebrated fashion, art and culture, with the second edition of Design Carnival. Hosted by Pearl Academy, the event showcased an array of innovative ideas, interesting opinions and creative expressions by uniting various, with an aim to encourage cross-pollination of past and the future. The two-day festival created an interactive space that engaged many intellectuals, creative aspirants and budding talents from the country. The interactive session witnessed an in-depth sharing of creative and thought exchange between young minds and eminent personalities. The activities in the festival included residency workshops on 'Make and Learn Toys', 'Lime Jaali' and 'Ply Split Braiding,' coupled with innovative demonstrations such as Tangalia, Patwa, Meenakari, Blacksmithy and Jaipur Rugs. The festival also entailed a display of some ingenious projects from budding designers of Pearl Academy. Celebrity designer Manish Malhotra inaugurated the incubation centre- 'Canvass' at Pearl Academy, aimed at boosting entrepreneurship among students. Canvass aims at providing an ecosystem with infrastructure facilities and critical industry, mentoring to help the bold entreprenurial ideas of students to become a business reality. Visiting the Design carnival, Manish said," I am amazed at the creativity and the abundance of talent that is displayed here at the Design Carnival in Jaipur. The crafts and exhibits that we have here are indeed refreshing and thought provoking. The Canvass, their incubation centre, is also a great step to boost entrepreneurship in the fashion industry. I congratulate Pearl Academy for this pioneering initiative which I am sure will go a long way in promoting design." Commenting on the occasion, Prof. Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy stated, "It was a proud moment, to see such a wonderful display of design and craft at the carnival. Such engaging sessions and exchange of ideas play a significant role in promoting local art and craftsmanship and bringing them closer to our budding design students who, we hope, will take the legacy forward through their work. We also hope that our newly-launched Canvass will boost India's StartUp Movement and get more fashion entrepreneurs to join the StartUp bandwagon". (ANI)

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