Fashion schools affirm relevance amid retail slump and pandemic
October 16, 2020
Students worldwide are still trying to cope with the effects of the pandemic. The halting of in-person classes is a major factor that makes online learning a daily struggle for both teachers and students.
The organic exchange of ideas is difficult to sustain when participants are mere squares on a screen. It’s doubly so for students of fashion. After all, how does one learn proper
pattern-making or dressmaking without a teacher to look over your shoulder and check on your progress?
Two months after the initial lockdown in mid-March, SoFA Design Institute managed to set up its digital campus, sofadigitalcampus.com, which houses all their online programs.
“In May, we rolled out online summer workshops, quickly formed a Remote Learning Committee and put together the SoFA Create (Collaborative Remote Experience Through Art and Transformative Education) Program,” Amina Aranaz-Alunan, the school’s founding partner and executive director, told Lifestyle in an email interview.
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