Davao del Norte – Davao-based couturier Marck Joseph Sayad swept all the categories in the Kadagayaan Fashion Night with his winning creations that showcase indigenous materials, traditional fabric and patterns rich in Davao del Norte.
Local fashion designers showed what they’ve got during the charity fashion show last June 26, 2018 at the RDR Gym and Cultural Center.
Yet, the designs of Sayad stood out to bag the top prizes for the evening in both the indigenous-inspired casual wear and formal wear/evening gown categories.
Would be Bb. DavNor 2018 winner Lesley Anne Ticaro modeled both designs of Sayad.
Mimi Tandingan grabbed the 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up prizes in the formal wear and casual wear, respectively. While Evan Fernandez clinched the 1st runner-up in the casual wear and Amy dela Pena claiming the 2ndrunner-up prize in the evening gown.
The event, which featured over 30 designs inspired by the different ethnic tribes in the province, is among the highlights of the weeklong Kadagayaan Festival 2018 nightly activities, in celebration of the 51st Araw ng Davao del Norte.
DavNor First Lady Karina Anne del Rosario, together with Carmen Mayor Virginia Perandos, B.E Dujali Mayor Atty. Leah Marie Moral-Romano and New Corella Mayor Rhodora S. Alcoran, along with other members of the Davao del Norte Provincial Council of Women, also had a time of their life conquering the catwalk.
Proceeds of the event will be spent for the establishment of the Women Fabric Production Center, which intends to enhance income opportunities for the women sector in the province.
Governor Anthony del Rosario said the event sought to creatively develop and actively promote DavNor design, talents, and indigenous materials, as well as promote women empowerment.
“(This is part of our) important work of protecting and preserving our rich and diverse cultural heritage as well as advocating for women empowerment,” he said.
The 51st founding anniversary of Davao del Norte is firmly supported by the Tagum Agricultural Development Company, Inc. (TADECO), Ulticon Builders, Inc. and MED 9, the official partners of the province for the celebration.