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FIDA Davao 2017 graduates: Designers to look out for

Six Fashion Institute of Design & Arts (FIDA) Davao 2017 graduates presented their collections in a recent ramp show held at the SM Lanang Premier. Working on the theme “Bound Collective: A Trip Around The Capitals”, the designers drew inspiration the world’s fashion capitals—Paris, Milan, Tokyo, New York and London— and exhibited well-designed interpretations. This year’s bunch is impressive. Each came up with...

Lessons from the Chan Lim Mid-Autumn Art Festival

Alex Chan sat down, picked up a Chinese paintbrush, immersed the tip in water, then dipped it in watercolor from a mixing plate and with quick strokes finished a bamboo painting in seconds. He picked up another sheet and with swift movements composed a Chinese orchid before moving to the next paper, where he finished a landscape painting with a waterfall.     The three demo artworks were done in less than...

On the melodious side of Kadayawan

At my age, I’ve celebrated the Kadayawan a good many times, and had my share of the “riotous” yet fun festival ingredients. I have endured the heat of the sun and humidity at night walking the city streets chasing parades, parties and people. To tell a good story, you have to be at the center of it all, and that’s what I have been doing all these years until I began feeling too old (or lazy) to walk the streets and...

Opening Celebrations in Davao

Inaugurations are most festive occasions. So far the Davao August calendar was marked with celebrations of flowers, food, fashion and beauty. Here’s a round-up of what transpired on Week 2.   Kadayawan official opening at Magsaysay Park The council promised a grander, bigger and more colorful Kadayawan festival this year and the opening ceremony proved that they meant business.     It was a beautiful...

Peace & Serenity for Ikebana’s annual exhibition

Timely and admirable, this is what the annual exhibition of the Ikebana International Davao Chapter 133 is all about. Timely because this year’s theme of the exhibition is “Peace and Serenity through Ikebana.”     “As we celebrate our 47th year and annual exhibit, in another part of the Philippines, there is ongoing turmoil and violence in war-torn Marawi City. We would like to dedicate our theme this...
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