Asia-Pacific's largest design school opens Manila campus! With 38 colleges in 35 cities across 14 countries. Located in the trendy Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. A brand new campus rolling out four programmes for a start this July: Two-year, full-time, advanced diploma courses in Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Management, Graphic Design, and Interior Design.
Welcome to Manila's RAFFLES DESIGN INSTITUTE!
Last Thursday, I was fortunate to go to their media event featuring a mini-talk series by Raffles' international academic team. Here was the sched and the topics:
One of my favorite lectures was with Ms. Nela San Jose for Fashion Marketing and Management:
The topic was on Fashion Trends: The Past Inspiring the Future:
Alam na! My favorite era:
I love that I am part of the year 2000: No distinct look, just go with what you feel and what you want!
People love to ukay-shop, DIY, and reconstruct their existing clothes! <3
Hello Collezione! Hehe!
Everyone's into self-preservation! I agree!
After this talk, we went on a lunch break. Tweet kaagad akech, parang sosyal na "recess" lang! I miss going to school!
First time to request for a vegetarian meal in an event, I am so happy that served me these:
Katouch lang, hehe! I have my own salad! :-)
Tracy wearing her "classic"/old school Anagon Collection piece! A Golden Slumber ring <3 Natouch ako! :D
After eating, we had time to go around the campus. I love the feel of Raffles Design Institute--ang linis! Very conducive for learning. They're located in the 18th and 19th floor of the Accralaw Tower, 2nd Ave and 30th St. in Bonifacio Global City...
Picturean: The bloggers wouldn't leave without their photos taken, and we wouldn't think it's vain, haha:
A Little School Tour:
Cool meeting rooms, for group projects and plannings:
Interior Design Studio:
Si Raleene naaalala ko e, hehe:
Cool to have a lounge in your school :D
Fashion Design Drafting Studio
Fashion Design Sewing Workshop (Interested to learn how to sew my own clothes!)
Another cool place: a Mac Lab! Wala kaming ganito sa school hehe!
A library that I'll probably hangout in for hours....
They even have magazines! Kalurkey!
Elements of Design, naks! Haha!
The "Classmates"!!! :)
I love my fashionable friends!
Back to our lecture room for the Visual Communication Workshop!
Our lecturer Sir Buz Walker-Teach: (Really cool name, noh?)
I love this class, I actually missed drawing while slides and slides of sketches were shown to us. There's a deep meaning in this art. I hope I can get myself to drawing again. :)
Last one for the day was with Dr. Janet Emmanuel on How to Translate Filipino Products to Global Market:
Our Tribe was set as a perfect example of a local brand with locally produced products:
It was a fun workshop, and for a short talk, I actually learned a lot already for my own little online shop. What more if I actually enroll in the school! Wah! *Have to start earning again if I really want to go back to school*
The day ended with awarding of certificates, and a raffle (in Raffles! hehe) where they gave away phones, Apple products, etcetera. Isa nalang, akech na! Huhu! :P
Just happy to have attended this affair, sobrang inspiring. I love art schools! Check out RAFFLES WEBSITE for more info, RDIM is currently accepting enrollees for its July 2011 intake! :)
Madramang pagbabalik eskwela lang, hehehe.
Oversized White Polo - The Landmark
Shades - i2i
Jeans - HerBench
Nude Flats - Australian
Cuff - Anagon Collection
Bag - Bangkok
Ang peg, still from Olsens Anonymous site:
I love going back-to-school with these girls! Super fun to be with! :)
Please Lord, umulan sana ng pera so I can study here!!! :D
Reasons for wanting to enroll here: The facilities, the awesome lecturers, and the fact that the Fashion Marketing Management covers not only the business side of fashion, but a mix a the business and creative aspects.
Students are trained in buying and merchandising practices, as well as in conceptualizing and developing brand management strategies. The creative side includes sewing, pattern-making, and styling among others, while the business side focuses on management principles, marketing, advertising, and accounting. I want! :P
Thank you Raffles Design Institute Manila for having us! :)
Learn more about this cool new school here.
Thank you Ava and Tracy for outfitey and some of the group photos! :)