ALABANG, MUNTINLUPA CITY — The heart of the Padday na Lima Regional Trade Fair, was filled with excitement as the highly anticipated Padday na Lima Collections Fashion Show unfolded its grandiose art of weaves and colors at the Festival Mall, bringing to life a tapestry of indigenous culture, creativity, and craftsmanship.

This runway, held in collaboration with the Department of Tourism Region 2, lit up the stage with a vibrant display of the best creations from the local Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). These included a stunning array of textiles, weaves, crafts, and designs, each a testament to the region’s rich artistic heritage, allowing attendees to feel the heart of the valley’s cultural traditions.

Dendridge Atelier by Dendridge Alvarez, a well-known designer in Region 2, took the spotlight, showcasing combinations of modern fashion and traditional artistry with their extraordinary designs, paying homage to the legacy of Region 2.

The fashion show proudly featured a lineup of distinguished MSMEs, including:

  1. Indigenous Enabel Craft by Andrea Aswige

Specialized in raw fabrics

Quezon, Isabela

  • Santos Women Weavers Association

Specialized in raw fabrics

Quezon, Isabela

  • Sta. Praxedes Sarakat Women Weavers Association

Specialized in woven bags and an eclectic range of woven items

Sta. Praxedes, Cagayan

  • Livelihood Association of Egongots

Specialized in accessories (paper earrings, bracelets, etc.)

Quezon, Isabela

  • JoanTrepreneur by Joan C. Magat

Specialized in hand-made and hand-painted bags (crafted from jute material)

Solana, Cagayan

  • Simsiman Arts and Crafts; Avid Quaintrelle

Specialized in indigenous weaves

Province of Batanes

The Padday na Lima Collections Fashion Show was a dynamic representation of how tradition and innovation could coexist, how culture and creativity could converge, and how the past and future could coexist inseparably.

It did not only highlighted the creative accomplishments of the region but also stressed the significance of promoting local businesses, encouraging entrepreneurship, and safeguarding Region 2’s history.

Date of release: 07 August 2023