Fashion Design Schools in the Philippines
As a graduating high school student I’ve already decided to take
fashion design as my next step to college. People were pointing College
of Saint Benilde and that instant I was sure to go to CSB and take their Fashion Design and Merchandising program. Something happened though, I switched my first choice - Fashion Design and Merchandising to Multimedia Arts.
I somehow wonder why I did, someone just persuaded me to take MMA first
and study Fashion after. That someone? is my Daddy dearest. Haha. The reason probably is so I can find my one true love.. Hahaha. (Thanks Dad! :P Hahahaha)
So fast forward today, I’ve been employed as Web & Graphic Artist. I’ve been working for 3 years since and I know deep down inside is that I’m not 100% happy. I know in my heart I would really want to try Fashion, that I wanna be in the fashion industry. I want to make clothes and I want to see people wear my creation.
(image source: dollarphotoclub)
That is why I’ve been looking for the perfect fashion design school here in the Philippines to help me with my dream and to finally start studying this year. I’ve been google-ing fashion schools in the Philippines and here are the schools I was able to find.
Read more to see the fashion schools!
- Established in 1980 by Br. Andrew Gonzalez
- Nurtures students to develop their interests
- First in Philippines to offer degrees in Fashion Design
Notable Alumni: Veejay Floresca, Rajo Laurel
- Philippine’s first specialized design college
- Opened in 2007
Notable Alumni: Kaye Morales, Danika Navarro, Pristine de Guzman, Vania Romoff, Tipay Caintic, Tal de Guzman
- Oldest fashion school in the Philippines
- Founded by Filipino couture designer Salvacion Lim-Higgins and her sister
Fashion Design (Beginners P31,500 & Advanced P31,500) - P63,000
Dressmaking/Patternmaking & Fashion Design Package (Preparatory/Beginners) - P59,900
Dressmaking/Patternmaking & Fashion Design Package (Secondary & Advance) - P69,500
Notable Alumni: Michael Cinco, Cesar Guapo
La Salle College International# 150, 8th flr. / Penthouse, G.C. Corporate Plaza Legaspi Street
Makati, Kalakhang Maynila
- Opened November 2000
- Branch of Montreal, Canada’s La Salle International
- Established by Canada/Paris-based designer Shanon Pamaong
- Opened July 2003
- Short, brief and straightforward
Professional Designer Program/Elective Courses 1/Sewing Courses -
One (1) course P12,000 | Two (2) Courses P11,500 each - P23,000 | Three (3) Courses P11,000 each - P33,000 | Full Package (4) Courses P10,000 each - P40,000
Elective Courses II - One (1) course P6,000 | Two (2) Courses P5,750 each - P11,500 | Three (3) Courses P5,500 each - P16,500 | Full Package (4) Courses P5,250 each - P21,000
Notable Alumni: Francis Libirian, Happy Andrada, Oliver Tolentino
- Founded by Fashion Designer Divine Grace Paguila
- Opened January 2009
Honestly, I couldn’t find any information about Cora Doloroso’s fashion courses online. But, there are a lot of people telling me about it. I’ve found a site saying that Cora Doloroso indeed provides fashion design and pattern making classes. If you guys know about the school do share them.
Okaayyy, so how was going through all that. :3
You might not reach this part of the post but if you did, hoooray!! Thank you! I appreciate you for staying with me.
I saved a day to visit some of the fashion design schools located in Makati listed above and if you’ve noticed the only schools with tuition fee info are FIP & Slim’s. Those schools are the ones I visited. I wanted to go to Style Studio to inquire but due to it’s location I didn’t push thru.
I’ll see if I’ll be able to update this post for the rates of the other schools.
Choosing where to go is quite a difficult decision to make, SoFA was really my choice but I had to consider my budget and the location plus time. So where did I go?
I went to the school that would fit my needs and schedule, and the one nearest to my Dad’s office so I can get a pleasurable ride. With God’s blessing, I'm happily pursuing my dream at Fashion Institute of the Philippines (FIP). Hello Dream! :3
I’ve started my first class last week which I will be sharing soon.