Fashion Design Workshops

The time and place to roll up one's sleeves and put the passion for design to work is here.

Every January, March, and August, SoFA Design Institute offers 4 to 8-session modules on Fashion and Interior Design. Whether for initial or complementary training, participants expand their skills in varied design and technical disciplines. 


Introduction to Fashion Construction

Schedule: May 3 - 31  |  Monday & Wednesday  |  5:00 - 9:00PM

Fee: P14,500

Faculty: Loida Hunter


In this course, students will gain introductory skills in illustration.  Students will likewise learn pattern making, sewing, fabric cutting, finishing, fitting, and embellishing. At the end of this course, students will be embellishing their circular skirt and shift dress creations.


To introduce students to basic design principles, techniques and technologies.


Basic Makeup

Schedule: April 18 - 28  |  Tuesday, Thursday & Friday  |  6:00 - 9:00PM

Fee: P6,500

Faculty: Jorence Delimos


In partnership with MAC Cosmetics, this course will introduce students to the basics of makeup application - from tools to the latest trends. Looks will be created following themes: Natural, Day, and Night; and will cover a module specific to makeup application on eyes. Students will learn how to create a range of looks for various occasions and categories such as editorial, bridal, theater and film/commercial. Students will receive exclusive Gift Certificates and will go on a guided tour of a MAC Cosmetics store.

Intermediate Makeup

Schedule: May 30 - June 9  |  Tuesday, Thursday & Friday  |  6:00 - 9:00PM

Fee: P6,500

Faculty: TBA


In this next level course by MAC Cosmetics, students will have a more comprehensive look at the various make-up categories.  They will learn about make-up application techniques for fashion shows, TV, avant-garde/editorial looks and theater.  They will also be taught the latest MAC trends and will have a field day at the MAC store on their last session.

Fashion Styling

Schedule: April 27 - June 1  |  Wednesday & Thursday  |  6:00 - 9:00PM

Fee: P10,000

Faculty: Eldz Mejia


This workshop covers lectures and activities that will introduce students to the practice of fashion styling. Students will learn about the relevance of the profession, gain familiarity with the industry’s influential personalities, and understand the idea of focal points and editing.


(1) To understand the importance of fashion styling; (2) Familiarize one’s self with the influential personalities of the industry; (3) To comprehend the idea of focal points and editing.

Advanced Bag Construction

Schedule: May 6 - June 10  |  Saturday  |  8:00 - 12:00NN

Faculty: Chris Cera


The course is an eight-week workshop that consists of lecture and lab work covering a more in-depth  understanding of bag construction principles, paper mock-up of complicated silhouettes, pattern-making, and selection/sourcing of materials and tools.  


The course aims to equip students with more knowledge and practical skills to be able to translate and design handbags into workable models. It also tackles the other aspects of setting up a bag business.


Fashion Construction for Teens

Schedule: April 3 - May 12  |  Monday, Wednesday & Friday  |  1:00 - 4:00PM

Fee: P20,000

Faculty: Eli Gonzales & Loida Hunter


In the course, student will learn how to draw using a nine head template and illustrate them with garments as well as how to render color. They will also learn about different body parts and how to take body measurements.  From the course, students will create an A-line reversible overlap skirt, put a button and button hole, make a simple extended sleeve blouse, a garter waisted jodphur pants and an embellished spaghetti blouse. They will also learn how to fit and alter their garments.


To introduce student to basic fashion drawing, pattern making and sewing techniques. It aims to teach how to safely use the sewing machine and other sewing tools and equipment.

Introduction to Menswear Tailoring

Schedule: April 22 - May 27  |  Saturday  |  1:00 - 5:00PM

Faculty: Diorelle Sy


Pattern cutting for bespoke suits is an art in itself. A well-cut suit can enhance your customers shape and flatter the figure and small changes can make the difference between an off the shelf number and something quite unique. This course will introduce you to the art of pattern cutting for men's suits.

Good technical foundation is essential for a successful career in fashion. It is important for students to understand how a garment is made from start to finish, and for them to have a keen eye for detail and quality. In this 6-session course, this will be done through lectures and demonstration from the teacher. Class discussions, presentations, research, and group critiques will also be an integral part of the course.

Design for Kids: Fashion Design

Schedule: April 17 - May 18  |  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday  |  2:00 - 4:00PM

Faculty: Margarita Sanchez


Fashion Design Workshop serves as introduction to fashion for kids. This summer’s program introduces 7 significant periods and their impact on today’s fashion.  We will explore various forms of inspiration and translate them into innovative fashion.  The kids will be guided in visual research in a nurturing and fun environment.  They will be encouraged to experiment with techniques in developing their own design concepts.  The workshop will conclude with a fashion show displaying their creative output. 

Leather Crafting

Schedule: April 11 - May 30  |  Tuesday & Saturday  |  1:00 - 5:00PM & 6:00 - 9:00PM

Faculty: Soul Flower Co.


Translating a design into an object is best executed when there is thorough knowledge and appropriate use of materials and processes.  This comprehensive workshop will focus on leather and the various manipulations that can be done by hand.  It starts with a lecture that zeroes in on the material and proceeds with project-based sessions aimed to equip students in handling leather crafting tools.  Sourcing leather and hardware will be covered as well to assure that students have access to suppliers even after the workshop.  These sessions should prepare the students to appropriately use leather in the execution of their original designs, from bags to sandals. 





Fashion Writing with Pauline Juan

Schedule: May 27, 2017  |  Saturday  |  1:00 - 4:00PM 

Fee: P3,000

Faculty: Pauline Juan


In this capsule course on Fashion Journalism, Pauline Suaco - Juan gives insight to what it takes to be a modern day editor-in-chief; narrating the balance between keeping up with the digital sphere and staying true to the traditions of publishing and print. After being at the helm of one of the country's top fashion magazines for over fifteen years, Pauline remains a fixture in the industry as a woman of great style, taste, and talent, filled with stories and secrets to becoming successful in the magazine world. Listen to the myriad of tips and tricks from this media maven, and learn firsthand the fundamentals to curating, producing, and creating content that is worth reading. 


Fashion Design with Cary Santiago

Schedule: June 3, 2017  |  Saturday  |  1:00 - 4:00PM 

Fee: P3,000

Faculty: Cary Santiago


Cary Santiago has made himself a household name by showcasing his master couturier skills and keen eye for detail, producing pieces that have been recognized all around the world. In his career spanning more than 25 years, Cary has proved himself to be a premier fashion designer that executes both impeccable conceptualization and technique, with his creations being worn anywhere from runways, red carpets, and down the aisle. In this capsule course on Fashion Design, hear all about his humble beginnings and his rise to fame and learn what it takes to build both his brand and creative identity. 


Digital Retail with KC Concepcion

Schedule: May 20, 2017  |  Saturday  |  1:00 - 4:00PM 

Fee: P3,000

Faculty: KC Concepcion


These days the ability to adapt to rapid technological developments is no longer just a bonus, it is a requirement. In this capsule series with digital entrepreneur, KC Concepcion, we discuss the importance and success of this ability to adapt. Follow the impact of technology on both the brand and business development of her online social enterprise, KCSCLOSET.COM. This module on digital retail traces how the enterprise evolved from a pre-loved offline event, to an eBay space, and now hosted on its own “.com” by utilising different technological platforms optimally.


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