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