Stuff you can do this summer: Attend fashion school!

Have you always fancied people wearing your designs? Have you dreamed of creating beautiful clothes that immediately uplift a girl’s mood once she’s in it? Whether you’re a teenager, a college student or a working girl who dreams of pursuing a career in fashion, it’s never too early or late to achieve your designing ambition.

Here are some of the fashion schools in Metro Manila and the courses they’re offering for Summer 2011.


SLIM’S FASHION AND ARTS SCHOOL
2nd Floor, 2310 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City



BASIC SEWING TECHNIQUES
For those who’ve always wanted to learn to sew, this basic workshop covers the techniques and skills you’ll need to sew everything from soft furnishings to simple garments. All exercises are hands-on.

Proper use of sewing machine (regular and high speed)
Trouble-shooting of machines
Various stitches and sewing techniques
Sewing a basic garment

Course Details
DATE: May 3 – 17 (7 sessions), 9am – 4pm
SCHEDULE: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays (May 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17)
WORKSHOP FEE: P9,800 (P8,800 for current Slim’s students)
MATERIALS FEE: P1,500 for sewing kit and muslin (kacha)
ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: April 25

LADIES’ PANTS CONSTRUCTION
This hands-on, focused workshop will teach you everything you need to know to create ladies’ pants.

Drafting, patternmaking and cutting of pants
Adjusting patterns for various pants styles
Construct and sew a pair of pants

Course Details
DATE: Group 1 – April 11,14,16; Group 2 – May 23, 26, 28
SCHEDULE: 9 am – 4 pm (M, TH, SAT)
WORKSHOP FEE: P4,500 (P4,000 for current Slim’s students)
MATERIALS: List to be provided upon enrollment
ENROLLMENT DEADLINE: April 4 (for Group 1), May 16 (for Group 2)

THE BUSINESS OF FASHION I: BASICS
Learn the basics of a fashion business, and turn your skills into real income. This workshop gives you a comprehensive overview of what you need to do to start a fashion business:

Concept and product development
Pricing and basic finances
Market and competition
Branding, marketing and promotion
Distribution

Course Details
DATE: March 12 to April 16 (6 Saturdays)
SCHEDULE: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16; 1 – 5 pm
WORKSHOP FEE: P5,700 (P4,500 for current Slim’s students)

THE BUSINESS OF FASHION II: CONCEPT TO REALITY
Ready to start or grow your fashion business? This in-depth workshop will teach you to apply business tools to actual ideas and concepts. You can work on your own concept with the Instructor’s guidance, or choose from one of those provided. Students will do hands-on full development of a fashion business plan, including:

Concept/product/brand development
Market analysis
Actual costing and pricing
Sourcing and negotiating
Actual marketing and promotion plan (press kit, fashion show)
Actual distribution channels

Course Details
DATE: April 30 – June 25 (8 Saturdays except May 28)
SCHEDULE: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11, 18, 25; 1 – 5 pm
WORKSHOP FEE: P7,800 (P6,500 for current Slim’s students)

For enrollment inquiries, please call 887-3390/92, 586-8780 or 0917-89SLIMS (75467).
You can also visit their website or go to their Facebook page.


SCHOOL OF FASHION AND THE ARTS
55 Paseo de Roxas Ave, Makati

The country’s first specialized fashion college offering degree, non-degree, continuing education programs in design, merchandising and business. Phil. Rep of Europe’s leading design school, Istituto Marangoni Partner of Project Runway Philippines



LA SALLE COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL
Ground Floor, 111 Paseo De Roxas Bldg., Legaspi Village, Makati City

FASHION MARKETING
Whether you are a professional, a student or simply want to add value to your personal skill set, take our weekend courses that last seven weeks for a total of 42 hours of training.

Learn how to present merchandise for store displays using color, lighting, props, fixtures and more. The course will also teach you how to manage an international sales force and the fundamental principles of sales management

ARTISTIC MAKE-UP
This six-weekend makeup course is for professionals, hobbyists and anyone interested in acquiring artistic makeup skills!

Learn techniques in fashion makeup and create head-turning looks.From the catwalk to photography to special celebrations, express your creativity and be the makeup artist in demand!

JEWELRY DESIGN
Acquire the skills to conceptualize and create jewellery and fashion accessories. Whether you want to start a business or simply acquire a creative skill, this course will showcase your artistic flair!


FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
Take your place in the competitive field of fashion photography and learn about advertising, how to produce billboard-worthy images, and how to use elements of design to bring your vision through the lens to the next level.

THE FASHION INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES
MAIN: Unit 2407, One San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Ctr cor Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City
QC: 3rd Flr., OctoArts Bldg., 108 Panay Avenue
Quezon City, Philippines
MAKATI: 2nd Flr., OPL Bldg., 100 C Palanca cor. dela Rosa St.
Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines

The Fashion Institute of the Philippines offers year-round courses like Basic Fashion Design, Basic Pattern-Making, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Buying, Fashion Styling, Fashion Make-up, Hairstyling, Fashion Photography, Tailoring, Sewing, Knitting, Bag-making, Fashion Accessories and a whole lot more.

Individual courses are priced at P11,500.00 although the school also offers packaged courses which are discounted. For full details and questions, you may call them at:
Main: 635-5383 or 0917-8302108
Quezon City: 352-3514/861-7656 or 0917-8099103
Makati: 560-1050/817-0023 or 0917-8650023
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