Miss Meg Aguirre, RDI Manila's Educational Consultant, gave us a short introduction of the school, the courses they offer, and the program for the day.
Afterwards, we were able to look around and take photos of every section of the 18th floor. Clockwise: sample designs of the students, drafting studio, sewing workshop, library, and drawing room.
The Interior Design Workshop: “The Eco-Friendly Condo: 15 Ways to Ethically Upgrade Your Home.” started. It was given by Mr. Lee Miles who taught us how to make a better living space through the use of eco-friendly materials.
The third talk under Fashion Marketing and Management was given by the pretty Miss Nela San Jose. It was entitled "Fashion Trends: The Past Inspiring the Future" wherein she talked about trends from the 1920s to the present. This was my favorite workshop because it helped me upgrade my knowledge about fads and trends.
Thank you so much Miss Nela! I enjoyed sitting next to you and chatting after the workshops.
The Visual Communication Workshop came second to the last. It was entitled "Thinking Visually in Design in the Digital Age" by Buz Walker-Teach. It taught us the importance of keeping a sketchbook just like keeping a journal to be able to document daily experiences by the means of drawing or simply doodling.
Lastly, there was this Fashion Design Workshop: "Local Touch, Global Reach - How To Translate Filipino Products for a Global Market". It was brought to us by Dr. Janet Emmanuel, the very friendly Academic Director of RDI Manila. She made Our Tribe a perfect example of a Filipino product that needs some global translation.
Me against the Raffles wall.