yesterday we were invited to take a tour of school of fashion and the arts (SOFA), more popularly known as the "set" for "project runway philippines." but this is a real school, with teachers and students and a cool curriculum. makes us want to go back to school! (and we hated school.) located on paseo de roxas corner buendia (look for the house with the big 55 out front), the school shares space with the one school, a non-traditional business school founded by lex ledesma. we really admire amina aranaz-alunan and her partners for putting up SOFA. it was just a dream she had while studying bag design at instituto marangoni in milan, italy. years later, here it is. and here she is, just days away from popping out her second baby (pero chic-a pa rin!): this is the very spare reception area with furniture by mark san diego. love the touches of hot pink here and there!
this is (or was because taping is over) where all the project runway action happens/happened: the cute lounge where students can relax and have a snack: and the newly opened retail lab, where students can actually sell their wares (we should go back and shop!):
for more information on the school and their academic calendar, visit the website sofamanila.com. school of fashion and the arts, 55 paseo de roxas ave., makati city, tel 892-8807, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org