SoFA Fashion Capsules Series

Have you always been interested in fashion, but never actually found the time, patience, or resources to go to fashion school? Yes? Then check out the SoFA Fashion Capsule Series! It's a series of one-day lectures on topics like styling, fashion photography, fashion design, and so on. Industry leaders like Robby Carmona and Candy Dizon will be some of your teachers. 


If anything else, you'll get an up-close glimpse of the fashion world as well as give yourself some additional street cred. ;) More details after the cut!


Advance your skills and fashion knowledge. The School of Fashion & the Arts invites you to meet, greet and learn from the country's top fashion experts and celebrities through a rare series of 1-day lectures & workshops. Classes will be conducted each Saturday from February to April. Get inspired as they reveal their tips, trade secrets, and insider experiences from various fields of creative work such as fashion design, photography, modeling, retail, events and styling.  

Fashion Photography with RAYMUND ISAAC – Feb 26

Delve into the world of Fashion Photography through the eyes of noteable photographer Raymund Isaac. Learn how he captures priceless and amazing images.


What you will learn:

-How to sell an image & present a product

-Photographic styles for makeup, styling & lighting

-Lighting techniques for Fashion

-Cheat Codes for Pictorials

-Actual Shoot Demonstration

-Formulas for shooting fashion


Preparing for a Photoshoot with MARINA BENIPAYO – March 5

Acclaimed professional model, Marina Benipayo shares her secrets to success and how she continues to be one of the country’s most sought after fashion models. 


What you will learn:

-How to internalize before a shoot

-Do’s and Don’ts in photoshoots

-Model’s Emergency kit: basic necessities in your bag

-Preparing poses for your body & face type

-Understanding photographer’s directions

-Working with clients and responding to their requirements 


Enter the World of Fashion Design with DONG OMAGA-DIAZ – March 12

Fashion & Design Council of the Philippines (FDCP) former President, Dong Omaga-Diaz gives you access into his world. Find out if you have what it takes to be a fashion designer and learn about the creative design process. 


What you will learn:

-Conceptualizing and sourcing for design inspiration

-From inspiration to materials sourcing

-Translating your inspiration to an actual collection

-The Role of Fashion Shows and Advertising

-Who’s who in the world of Philippine Fashion 



Developing a Fashion Brand with RONALD PINEDA OF F&H – March 19

Yearning to start your own brand? Learn from the founder and president of Folded & Hung as he shares trade secrets and helpful tips to be a successful fashion retailer.


What you will learn:

-Strategies on building a fashion brand

-Grow your bazaar/tiangge brand to a wide scale mass retail label. 

-First hand advice and experience on what made the F&H brand

-Advice & trade secrets of fashion retail 

-Insights on the current state of the Phil. Retail Landscape



Creative Idea Conceptualization with ROBBY CARMONA – March 26

Visionary fashion & event director Robby Carmona gives you a peek into his creative process. Squeeze out those creative, unique fashion juices to hone your thought patterns and stimulate new perspectives. 


What you will learn: 

-Concretizing your big idea

-Mind Mapping and Visioning Exercises

-Learn to brainstorm and motivate your team

-Extract new & forward perspectives

-Thinking out of the box and producing results  



Celebrity Fashion Styling with ALYANNA MARTINEZ – April 9

Have a glimpse of the Celebrity Fashion Stylist’s life. Learn first hand from Alyanna Martinez stylist to stars such as Ruffa Gutierrez, Miriam Quiambao, Maricar Reyes, Solenn Heusaff & more. Find out how to be a stylist yourself and gain inside access to the secrets of the trade.


What you will learn:

-Jumpstart your styling career

-Different styling job opportunities

-Building a strong portfolio to win the job

-PR skills to bag a client

-Various styling techniques and secrets

-Plus option to join a 1-day internship with an actual photoshoot 




Jewelry Design with CANDY DIZON– April 16

Introduce yourself to the dazzling world of jewelry from one of the country’s premiere jewelers Candy Dizon of Jul B. Dizon in this rare opportunity. Their pieces have adorned countless celebrities and magazine covers such as Kris Aquino and Lucy Torres-Gomez.  Educate yourself with the basic principles of jewelry design and the production process. See if you have what it takes to be a jewelry designer. 


What you will learn:

-The difference between precious, semiprecious and costume jewelry

-Where to source for stones and precious metals

-Kinds of stones and metals

-An overview of the Philippine Jewelry Industry

-Basic design tools and principles

-Collection Development

-Jewelry production process




Participation Fee: P1750 inclusive of materials and 

official SoFA certificate signed by guest mentor.


Discounts offered if you enroll in multiple classes. 


Limited seats only. Reserve now!

For more information, please call SoFA at 8928807 loc 103/4.