Moda Mindanaw 2013 features tribal cultures-A A +A
Sunday, September 15, 2013
DAVAO is known as a melting pot of various cultures. Among it are the tribes who, though different, are closely knitted by a common origin and history that threads them together as one and the same.
Kadayawan, being a celebration of everything that is good and beautiful, and as the city pays tribute to the ethnic groups who call Davao home, this year's Moda Mindanaw showcased the different signature colors and patterns of the tribes.
Moda Mindanaw 2013 highlighted the culture of the tribes of the region, fitting for the celebration of the Kadayawan.
Moda Mindanaw 2013 participants were paired with the region's tribes, namely; Sama, Obo-Manuvu, Matigsalog, Klata, Ata, Tagabawa, Maranao, Kagan, Mandaya, Maguindanaon and T'boli.
With the designers' interaction with the different tribes, they came up with street and evening wears. It was the first time that Moda Mindanaw featured Project Accessories.
The entries were judged by the esteemed panel composed of Ms. Susan Antipuesto, Ms. Maureen Siongco, Ms. Carmaela Alantara, Dr. Gary Sicam and Arch. Michael Dakudao.
Manny Deiparine's Tausug-inspired ensemble bested the Men's Wear category while Aries Buenvida's execution of Maranao culture and the Tausug-influenced gown by Roan Aguilar took home the judges nod for the Women's Street Wear and Evening Wear.
Moda Mindanaw 2013 also paid tribute to one of Davao's homegrown designers who made it big outside the city - Mr. Edgar Buyan.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 16, 2013.