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. 


Basic Makeup

Schedule: August 8 - 18  |  Tuesday, Thursday & Friday  |  6:00 - 9:00PM

Faculty: TBA


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.


Fashion Styling

Schedule: August 10 - September 28  |  Thursday  |  6:00 - 9:00PM

Faculty: John Randolph Manucom


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.


Introduction to Fashion Construction

Schedule: August 10 - October 5  |  Thursday  |  5:00 - 9:00PM

Faculty: Joseph Richard Papa


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.

Bag Construction for Beginners

Schedule: August 12 - September 30  |  Saturday  |  12:00 - 3:00PM

Faculty: Chris Cera


The course is an eight-week workshop that consists of lecture and lab work covering the entire process of bag-making from conceptualization, illustration, material selection/sourcing, mock-up, pattern-making, sample-making to costing. 


The course aims to equip students with 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.


Intermediate Makeup

Schedule: October 17 - 27  |  Tuesday, Thursday & Friday  |  6:00 - 9:00PM

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.


Quick Start Guide to Digital Retail

Schedule: September 6 - October 25  |  Wednesday |  6:00 - 9:00PM

Faculty: Geo Custodio


This course is a comprehensive workshop on the end-to- end processof maintaining a sustainable online retail experience. Participants will get boot-camp training to understand the fundamentals of operating their own eCommerce space, but more importantly will be able to define which functions suit their respective brands.


(1) To clearly define a virtual presence authentic both to the spirit of the brand, to the inventory at hand, and to prospective consumers; (2) To understand the fundamental supply chain of operating an eCommerce suite; (3) To be able to decide and defend executive decisions on one’s eCommerce form and functionality. 

Shoe Construction for Beginners

Schedule: September 9- October 28  |  Saturday |  3:00 - 6:00PM

Faculty: Kristal Lyn De Guzman


This workshop is open to students of all backgrounds, without prior knowledge of shoe design and construction. They will learn the basics of shoe design, pattern-making and shoe construction.They will know some of the ins and outs of the industry, especially crucial footwear suppliers that will be visited in a Marikina trip.


(1) You can identify the different kinds and parts of a shoe; (2) Learn about basic shoe construction techniques; (3) Visit suppliers in Marikina; (4) Create basic shoes from design to pattern to cutting and assembling the actual shoes. 

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