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MANILA, Philippines – A designer-led initiative for Filipino fashion practitioners to learn more about the industry, the country's first PHx Fashion Conference, is happening at the Philippine Trade Training Center, Pasay City, from November 11 to 14.
Resource key speakers and lecturers from both the creative and business ends of the regional and global fashion industry will be sharing their knowledge during the event's first edition. The November even will focus on Japan and how local labels can break through the Japanese fashion market.
“The Japanese fashion industry turns over sales of approximately US $143 billion. It’s one of the most exciting and most important fashion markets in the world,” said Teresa Matera, PHx Fashion Conference project adviser.
“That’s why it’s also exciting to look into it and see how we can learn from it.”
What can participants expect to learn? Japanese market’s culture and patterns, export costings and pricings, modes of distribution, how Philippine fashion can create a relevant global presence, and how Filipino designers can compete in today’s digital fashion world.
Who will be speaking at the event? Award-winning Australian fashion director and editor Jason Lee Coates, marketing and business administration expert Hirohito Suzuki of H3O Fashion Bureau, and current Fashion and Design Council of the Philippines president and ARANAZ founder Amina Aranaz-Alunan.
Rounding up the list are local fashion retailer Mike Concepcion, London-trained Filipino fashion designer Carl Jan Cruz, co-founder of Tokyo-based skincare brand Damdam Giselle Go, DTI-CITEM executive director and former fashion editor Pauline Juan, founder and designer of Tokyo-based Filipino clothing and shoe brand JMan Johann Manas, fashion consultant and former model Teresa Ortiz-Matera, and co-owner and design director for PROUDRACE, Rik Rasos.
Aside from 4 days of creative talks, panel discussions, and workshops, chosen attendees will also get a chance to have their design portfolio reviewed by H30 Fashion Bureau's Jason Lee Coates and Hirohito Suzuki and LIT Fashion Consultancy's Teresa Matera-Ortiz.
To know more about the PHx Fashion Conference, you can visit the event's official website. – Rappler.com