THE COLORFUL PAGEANTRY OF MODA MINDANAO 2013

Aside from the famed Indak-indak Sa Kadalanan and Pamulak Float Parade, another colourful event I always look forward to see every year is the Moda Mindanaw, a fashion event of vivid colour and pageantry held annually as part of the celebration of Davao City’s Kadayawan Festival.

MODA MINDANAO 2013 (46)Moda Mindanaw is an annual Fashion Designing Competition that aims to feature the fashion designs and creations of the up-and-coming fashion designers and accessory artists from different sides of Mindanao highlighting the vibrant culture of island through their intricate designs and creations.

MODA MINDANAO 2013 (73)Moda Mindanaw is a festivity that pays tribute to Mindanao’s rich and colourful cultural heritage. Through the years, it has become a perfect affair to showcase the best of Mindanao-inspired fashion creations. In fact, it has gone far and has evolved from promoting the island’s indigenous materials to showcasing Mindanao’s different hand woven textiles and various fibres.

MODA MINDANAO 2013 (43)What’s more, this multi-coloured fashion event has become a center stage for young and vibrant designers to showcase their craft. For years now, Moda Mindanaw features what is hip and fashionably in while preserving that Mindanaoan identity in each creation. Individual fashion creations and designs are showcased every year in a new and different concept yet these creations exude Mindanao originality and uniqueness.

MODA MINDANAO 2013 (66)This year’s Moda Mindanaw highlights the culture of the 10 tribes of Davao City – the tribes of Ata, Matigsalug, Ovu-Manuvo, Klata-Djangan, Tagabawa, Tausog, Maguindanao, Maranao, Kagan, and Sama. These ethnic groups that comprise the 10 different tribes of city are among the reasons why Kadayawan Festival is celebrated every year. The celebration is a way of paying tribute to their contribution to the rich cultural heritage of the city. And this year’s Moda Mindanaw showcases the different colours and patterns of these tribes.

MODA MINDANAO 2013 (20)As part of this year’s Moda Mindanaw, 36 of Mindanao’s up-and-coming fashion artists were required to pay tribute to the 10 Tribes of Davao. With their interaction with these tribes, they are expected to come up with street and evening wear for men and women and accessories which reflect the culture of the ethnic group assigned to them. And as expected, these talented fashion artists showcased the best of creation incredibly inspired from the rich culture of Mindanao.

MODA MINDANAW 2013
MEN & WOMEN STREET WEAR COMPETITION

FIRST PRIZE. MEN'S STREET WEAR.

FIRST PRIZE. MEN’S STREET WEAR.

SECOND PRIZE. MEN'S STREET WEAR.

SECOND PRIZE. MEN’S STREET WEAR.

THIRD PRIZE. MEN'S STREET WEAR.

THIRD PRIZE. MEN’S STREET WEAR.

FIRST PRIZE. WOMEN'S STREET WEAR.

FIRST PRIZE. WOMEN’S STREET WEAR.

SECOND PRIZE. WOMEN'S STREET WEAR.

SECOND PRIZE. WOMEN’S STREET WEAR.

THIRD PRIZE. WOMEN'S STREET WEAR.

THIRD PRIZE. WOMEN’S STREET WEAR.

MODA MINDANAW 2013
EVENING WEAR COMPETITION

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 2

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 2

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 3

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 3

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 4

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 4

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 6

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 6

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 7

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 7

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 8

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 8

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 10

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 10

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 11

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 11

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 12

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 12

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 1 - FIRST PRIZE WINNER

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 1 – THIRD PRIZE WINNER.

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 5 - SECOND PRIZE

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 5 – SECOND PRIZE WINNER.

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 9 - GRAND PRIZE WINNER.

EVENING WEAR ENTRY 9 – GRAND PRIZE WINNER.

With a very special participation of Miss Bayang Barrios, a very proud Mindanao

With a very special participation of Miss Bayang Barrios, a very proud Mindanao

Personally, watching the grand stage of Moda Mindanaw for another year is another opportunity for me to see and be mesmerized by such fabulous creations that depict the rich culture of my own identity as Mandaya, Dabawenyo and Mindanaoan. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL TALENTED MINDANAO FASHION DESIGNERS

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL TALENTED MINDANAO FASHION DESIGNERS

Moda Mindanaw, a fashion showcase of what is truly “made in Mindanao”.

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  1. ang ganda!

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