Buying Principles | September 11, 2014

RDI's Fashion Marketing Management went out for some serious window shopping. Students were asked to work individually and select a particular section/department of establishments to critique and study. Read more...

Light | September 2, 2014

"Wherever there is light, one can photograph." – Alfred Stieglitz

Of course, natural light is better, but you can play with light if you want to take good photos. Our Visual Communication students had a Studio photography exercise to hone their skills in playing with light. Read more...

College Admissions Mentors for Peers (CAMP) in the Philippines | August 9, 2014

Raffles Design Institute Manila joins CAMP College Fair held at Xavier School in San Juan city. The fair had 400+ students, parents, and teachers; it was an all-day event so everyone had time to visit all the booths they would want to. Read more...

The Oxymoron of Patterns | August 6, 2014

The Brown Bauhaus Alternative School of Architecture + Design in collaboration with the Interior Design department of Raffles Design Institute Manila launched the opening of the Oxymoron of Patterns in RDI's Makati campus. Read more...

Money Talks | August 1, 2014

We normally tend to look at money and realize it came from hard work and good ol' sweat. What we do not realize is where it really came from and how it came to be. Read more...

The Universal Language of Shopping | July 28, 2014

Raffles Design Institute and KARIMADON teamed up with giving you our (fashion) future's take on doing window displays. We believe that this too is a universal language. Read more...

The Back-to-School Trend is On-Going | July 21, 2014

Some of you might not have gotten the chance to watch this for the start of classes last June-this will still apply this July and August if you are just starting your back-to-school fashion campaign. Here is GMA's back-to-school feature with some of our students to give the fashion tips to make your school days easier to go to.

Initiate: Design Futures | July 10-11, 2014

Raffles Design Institute Manila is helping future designers to start with the right people, right edge and right time. Nothing can compare to setting up a workshop when high school students are trying to feel their way into selecting their career path. Read more...

SM Davao University Fair 2014 | July 10-12, 2014

SM City Davao launched the 2nd year of its Annual University Fair. Justin Seow, our Manila campus college director and Sven Pfrommer, our Visual Communication lecture, represented Raffles Design Institute for the event that was held July 10, 11 and 12 at The Annex Event Center. Read more...

Raffles Design Institute and Virlanie hand in hand to bring change | July 2, 2014

Raffles as a premier education provider, we seek to make education an enriching life experience by developing industry-relevant skilled professionals and maintaining a culture that nurtures creative talent and management expertise. We are a member of the global community and behave as a responsible corporate citizen. Read more...

RDI Grace the Preview Ball 2014 | June 27, 2014

Preview Magazine, who celebrated their 19th Anniversary issue, held the Preview Ball 2014 at the Hyve Manila in Bonifacio Global City. The party's theme was "Skin City"; guests were able to draw out their inner Casino Royale. Read more...

Hands-On Fashion Marketing and Management | June 27, 2014

Fashion Marketing and Management launched their hypothetical fashion boutique that house vintage-style clothing inspired by the trends in the 1900s to the 1940s.Fashion Marketing and Management launched their hypothetical fashion boutique that house vintage-style clothing inspired by the trends in the 1900s to the 1940s. Read more...

Business Class Field Trip to Marikina City | June 20, 2014

The recently held Field trip with the itinerary to the Philippine Science Centrum, the Shoe gallery, with which, the main attraction is the Biggest Shoes in the world, the year round of Private Belen Collection & Museum of Miniatures and the Marikina Shoe Factory was an enlightening experience for the business students and other participants to this trip. Read more...

Our Fashion Design students gets introduced to the weave | May 2014

Raffles students and Fashion Design Lecturer Andra Clitan have been received by the DTI from Baguio, together with local craftsmen. They showed and gave demonstrations of, students having the chance to practice weaving. Read more...

DESYNCH: Fashionable Proof by Contradictions | May 8, 2014

Raffles Design Institute Manila showcased the works of its first batch of graduates. Desynch, Fashionable Proof by Contradictions proudly launches the careers of sixteen students who showed off their design prowess through the runway, held at the DuSit Thani Manila Poolside Pavillion. Read more...

Style Bible visits DESYNCH 2014 | May 8, 2014

From Style Bible:

"Last night, friends, family, and esteemed guests gathered together in witnessing a new breed of designers showcase their talents as they marched down the runway for Desynch 2014. Raffles Design Institute Manila proudly launches the careers of sixteen students who showed off their design skills through a unique graduation showcase, held at the DuSit Thani Manila Poolside Pavillion."

Visit the Style Bible for more information as well as the gallery for the event.

Design Studio 1

In the afternoon of the 30th day of April, our Interior Design students, Marjan, Jesy, and Arby together with lecturer Ar. Nel visited Vista Verde Executive Village in Cainta, Rizal. The main purpose was to check the unit of Asian Journal Publications, Ms. Sharon Ann San Pedro and design that particular town house unit. The exterior of the town house looks beautiful; it had three floors painted with very light pink. The first floor had two rooms, the second had one room where they stay and the third is an open space. Read more...


Justin Seow, Raffles Design Institute, Manila spearheads in welcoming the student this April intake together with other departments. The College welcomes the students, old and new to the newest school term. To old students; welcome back. To the new students, welcome to Raffles Design Institute Manila!


Participants and contest winners get a chance to work with Andra Clitan, our Fashion Design lecturer. The Fashion Design Workshop is entitled, Fast Forward Fashion 101, which will be tackling, developing themes, creating a contemporary collection, draping, and presenting their output at the end of the workshop. Here are some of them in their first day attending the workshop.

Success by Design Campus Contest

Our consultants visited schools for students who have passion for fashion. Winners have the chance to attend a workshop for free-if their work is chosen by lecturers (Visual Communication, Fashion Design, and Interior Design). Interested students were really excited of the idea even before it was officially launched. A lot of them were really looking forward to something like this since most of the schools they are in have minimal art exposure. This will surely be a not-so-ordinary summer vacation for the artsies!

Meggings - "Men wearing leggings"

Our Fashion Marketing & Management Lecturer, Alexandra Calado and FMM Student, Dann Nava got features in GMA's Saksi to talk about Meggings. Yes, it if for men and yes, it's becoming a trend. They shared their inputs on how meggings will takeover the fashion industry full-blast. Click here for video

Art Fair Philippines 2014

The visual communication department visited the Art Fair Philippines 2014 in Makati. Here are some of the artworks showcased at the event. Cheers!

Within the Walls with the Visual Communication Department

For their drawing class, the VC students visit Intramuros to create some impressions. Intramuros (Latin, "within the walls") is the oldest district and historic core of the City of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Also called the Walled City, the original citadel of Manila was the seat of government when the Philippines were a component realm of the Spanish Empire. Districts beyond the walls were referred as the extramuros of Manila, meaning "outside the walls". Check out more photos here.