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H30 Fashion Bureau

Established in 2006, H3O discovers the freshest brands and emerging talents from Japan, Asia, and the world, and helps them in creating a strong base in the Japanese fashion industry and the global market as well.


Jason Lee Coates

A highly sought after and award-winning Australian fashion director, editor and art director who has been in the fashion and publishing industry for over 20 years, based in Tokyo, Singapore and Dubai. Jason’s unique and extensive knowledge as one of the pioneers of international Asian publishing has had him styling for magazines such as Elle, GQ, Oyster, Harper’s Bazaar as well as international celebrities.

Hirohito Suzuki

A marketing and business administration expert who has been based in Japan, the U.S. and Europe for the last 20 years.  Specialising in the marketing of overseas luxury products to the Japanese market. Hiro’s experience has had him conducting customer clinics, market research and analysis, and creating competitive pricing proposals for multi-nationals, large departments stores and boutique business alike


Johann Manas

JMAN is a Tokyo based Filipino clothing and shoe brand spearheaded by Johann Manas. Modern sensibilities and unconventional materials blend together seamlessly in his collections and focus on fusing different textures, techniques, and patterns from across the globe. With an eye for unique details taken from intercontinental influences, JMAN is geared towards the global citizen who understands that style defies labels and is, at the crux of the matter, about defining yourself."

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Giselle Go

Giselle Go is the co-founder of Japanese skincare DAMDAM. She was previously the Editor-in-Chief of Harper's Bazaar Singapore and Group Editor-in-Chief of Style: and Style: Men under Mediacorp Singapore. Today, she lives and works in Tokyo with her partner Philippe Terrien, co-founder of DAMDAM and founder of TFC, a business development and PR agency whose clients include Dries Van Noten, Philippe Starck, Pierre Herme, Aesop, Etudes Studio, Vanessa Bruno, and many others.


Teresa Matera-Ortiz

Teresa Matera-Ortiz is a Lifestyle Writer and Tokyo Based Fashion Consultant who owns LIT Fashion Consultancy.


Amina Aranaz-Alunan

Director of SoFA Design Institute and woman behind bag brand ARANAZ, Amina Aranaz-Alunan, is also the current President of the Fashion & Design Council of the Philippines. ARANAZ is stocked around the world from Asia, France, Russia to the United States in department stores such as Berdgorf Goodman, Le Bon Marche, Lane Crawford, Browns, Selfridges and Harrods to name a few.

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Rik Rasos

Proudrace is a contemporary brand founded by Patrick Bondoc (Industrial Designer) and Rik Rasos (Creative Director). Rooted in the city’s underground scene Proudrace is about working up a full wardrobe based on existing silhouettes and re-working them into a new context. Distortions and approximations is constantly seen in their designs. The brands distinct style landed them in Vogue Talents and Highsnobiety’s Under The Radar designers. With a singular vision Proudrace continues to produce with local artisans to present forward thinking collections globally.


Carl Jan Cruz

CJ Cruz is a graduate of London College of Fashion and a former intern at Phoebe Philo-era Celine before returning back to the Philippines to establish his brand, Carl Jan Cruz.  In 2017, CJ was included in Vogue Italia's Vogue Talents.


Mike Concepcion

Michael Concepcion is known for his homegrown Ronnie & Joe Optical Salon, a premium independent eyewear destination with over 35 exclusive brand partners. Through his über successful retail company, Welcome Worldwide, which is the offcial franchisee for Adidas Originals in the Philippines, Mike also brought in Commonwealth, a footwear and sneaker speciality boutique (the brand’s first and only international location outside of the US).

More speakers and panelists to be announced soon

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