Friday, April 5, 2013

TAGA BANWA: The Iloilo Lifestyle Fashion Show for the 112th Semana sg Iloilo Celebration

photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes 
In celebration of the 112th Foundation Anniversary of the Province of Iloilo, the Iloilo Provincial Government through the Provincial Tourism Office in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry Iloilo and International Lifestyle Designer PJ Aranador will stage TAGA BANWA, a fashion show showcasing Iloilo’s heritage crafts in contemporary forms using our traditional techniques and indigenous materials on April 12, 2013 at 12 noontime at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol lobby.

Little known of but fast gaining recognition products from 12 Micro Small and Medium Enterprises from the municipalities of Barotac Viejo, Tubungan, Carles, Estancia, San Dionisio, Batad, Lambunao and Leganes, Iloilo has participated in a design and product development program as part of developing and promoting our local crafts in line with the promotion of our crafts for tourism industry in IlIn oilo. After five months of intensive product development and to highlight public awareness of the program, DTI will present to you the results of the project.


photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes
Nature has provided Iloilo with some wonderful natural materials to build and use with. Some are renewable resources and some are so abundant. One of the beauties of using these local materials is that they seem to fit naturally well with the feeling of the place. The celebration will also showcase theme settings at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol lobby to include items made by Wood Fashion and Design Creation in Barangay Buntatala, Leganes, NTC Native Products in Brangay Guihaman, Leganes, Atoy’s Furniture, Poblacion, Cabatuan and AM Grana Engineering and Construction Supply in Barangay Tacdangan, Cabatuan.

The Taga Banwa fashion show will showcase Segment One (Etnika) in a tribal inspired outfits of natural colors made of hablon  accessorized in Nito Bags as developed by the Ati community of Nagpana Minorities Association in Barangay Lipata, Barotac Viejo and Coconut  Accessories and products by Tubugan as developed Municipal Federation of RIC in Tubugan.


photo Vincent Angelo Gefes
Segment Two (Isla) is a resort wear presentation using patadyong and accessorized in seashells costume Jewelry and home décor by  Gigantes Islands Women’s Assoiation for Development [GIWAD] in Barangay Asluman, Carles assisted by the Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College Shellcraft Center with colorful corn husks home décor by Moto Rural Improvement Club in Barangay Moto, San Dionisio and Caw-i Rural Improvement Club in Baranay Caw-I, Batad.

Segment Three (Rustica) highlights wedding in bright summer colors chiffon long gowns with hablon shawls ad accessorized in modern vinecraft and home décor by Tinio-an Vinecraft in Barangay Tinio-an, Cabatuan and buricraft of the Ati Community of Tribal Leong Organization for Development [TLOD] in Barangay Leong, Cabatuan.

The show’s finale in casual wear is designed to celebrate Iloilo’s 112th foundation anniversary with scrap cloth from Lambunao Garments, Poblacion, Lambunao, up-cycled to new outfits.

photo by Vincent Angelo Gefes
With the theme, “Reporma Kag Pagbag-o, Yabe sa Kauswagan sg Iloilo,” the 112th Semana sg Iloilo will kick off on April 8 (Monday) with the Opening of the Regional Agri Fair Exhibit and Skills Demo on Livelihood Opportunities at the capitol carpark area and Pasundayag, a folk dance presentation from the municipality of Oton at 3 p.m., capitol lobby; April 9 (Tuesday) Iloilo Provincial Capitol Fun Run and Walk for a Cause at 5 a.m., Iloilo Sports Complex, Dugong Ilonggo, a blood-letting day with the Philippine Red Cross-Iloilo Chapter at the capitol lobby; April10 (Wednesday) JOBS FAIR, 8 a.m. at the capitol lobby and Recognition of Best Performing Cooperatives and Cooperative Congress at the 5th floor, Provincial Capitol; April 11 (Thursday) Family Day; April 12 (Friday) with a Fellowship Lunch, Launching of Iloilo Coffee Table Book, Recognition of Provincial Scholars an Agriculture Extension Workers and a fashion show at the capitol lobby.

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