Marco Polo Davao’s Fashion & Fusion for Kadayawan 2018 was launched with a fashion show and Ninofranco by Wilson Limon’s first trunk show last August 4, 2018.
Marco Polo Davao opened the Kadayawan season by celebrating culture and the arts showcasing our local talents as well as some culinary highlights and flavors as well.
This is the 4th Fashion and Fusion of the hotel which features proudly Davao-grown brand NIñOFRANCO by Wilson Limon. The Food Processors Association of Davao City (FOODPAD) also had a display of their select local products. All these was done to push more in terms of promoting Davao and Mindanao’s rich and colorful culture and heritage.
“We are partnering with NIñOFRANCO because we support his advocacy of promoting Mindanaon culture as well as the livelihood program they give to these Mindanaoan tribes. On the other hand, supporting local products means supporting local enterprises. This is an opportunity for Davao-made products to be highlighted and noticed by potential buyers” said MPD General Manager Dottie Wurgler Cronin.
NIñOFRANCO’s collection showcases contemporary ethnocentric and one-of-a kind pieces made collaboratively from Mindanaoan tribes – Bagobo Tagabawa, B’laan, Tagakaolo and T’boli.
The hotel’s lobby displayed the works of local artists from Davao featured were accessories of Maan Chua, photographs by Jowe Posadas, floral arrangements from Happy Succulents; fixtures from T’nalak Homes; and antique collection of Architect Jose Racho.
Marco Polo Davao has always been known to show their love and support for the Philippine Eagle Foundation. At the end of the fashion show, Philippine Eagle stuffed toys were carried around by the models.
The stuffed toy eagles were dressed in limited NIñOFRANCO Tangkulo-inspired scarfs. They were auctioned off and all proceeds of the auction during the hotel’s event will be given to the Philippine Eagle Foundation.
Its continued support to the endangered Philippine Eagle is one way for the Wharf Hotels together with Marco Polo Hotels and Niccolo Hotels to impart their Corporate Social Responsibility through fund-raising projects and initiatives. Wharf Hotels handed over approximately PhP 1.2 million the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) last September 2017. Last January 2016, Marco Polo Hotels was able to raised PhP 1 million.
Kudos to the whole Marco Polo Davao team!
Ms. Pearl Maclang, GM Dottie Wrugler-Cronin and the Marco Polo Davao team
Davao Digital Influencers with Capt. Ronald Go
Thank you to the lovely ladies of Marco Polo Davao – Ms. Jeline Gison and Ms. Sarah Mama for having us always!
Here are more photos of Marco Polo Davao (by Bren Ang) from their Fashion and Fusion 2018 event!
Wilson Limon with Bamba Limon of the Davao Fashion Design Council
Famous Davao cheesemaker Ms. Olive Puentespina of Malagos Cheese (2nd from right) with guests