A dynamic representation of tradition and innovation
In Alabang, Muntinlupa City, the heart of the “Padday na Lima” Regional Trade Fair, excitement fills the air as the highly anticipated “Padday na Lima” fashion show unveils its grandiose display of weaves and colors at the Festival Mall. This event brings to life the tapestry of indigenous culture, creativity, and craftsmanship, showcasing how tradition and innovation coexist, how culture and creativity converge, and how the past and future are inseparable.
The fusion of local artistry and modern fashion
Collaborating with the Department of Tourism Region II, this runway shines a spotlight on the best creations from local Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The stage bursts with a vibrant display of textiles, weaves, crafts, and designs, each one serving as a testament to the region’s rich artistic heritage. All who witness this event get the chance to truly feel the heart of the valley’s cultural traditions.
Leading the way is Dendridge Atelier by Dendridge Alvarez, a well-known designer in Region II. Their extraordinary designs beautifully blend modern fashion with traditional artistry, paying homage to the legacy of the region.
Showcasing local craftsmanship
The fashion show proudly features a lineup of distinguished MSMEs:
- Indigenous Enabel Craft by Andrea Aswige – specializes in raw fabrics (Quezon, Isabela)
- Santos Women Weavers Association – specializes in raw fabrics (Quezon, Isabela)
- Sta. Praxedes Sarakat Women Weavers Association – specializes in woven bags and an eclectic range of woven items (Sta. Praxedes, Cagayan)
- Andrea’s Paper Beads by Jessah Andrea Domingo – specializes in accessories like paper earrings, bracelets, etc. (Quezon, Isabela)
- JoanTrepreneur by Joan C. Magat – specializes in hand-made and hand-painted bags crafted from jute material (Solana, Cagayan).
An event with a deeper purpose
The “Padday na Lima” fashion show goes beyond a mere display of creative accomplishments; it also emphasizes the significance of promoting local businesses, empowering entrepreneurship, and safeguarding Region II’s history. This event serves as a dynamic representation of how tradition and innovation, culture and creativity, and the past and future are all indivisible.