SCENE CITY| 1st Indonesian Fashion Expo rolls off in Davao City

IT WAS in my high school days when I watched a Broadway musical shown in the movies that I first heard of Bali. It seemed to me this mystical island was just a small dot in the Pacific. South Pacific introduced Indonesia by way of this movie and it always brought nostalgia whenever I heard the song Bali Hai, and made me long to travel there.

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This dream is coming to be a reality as Davao City is fast becoming an international fashion center in Mindanao and ASEAN. Neighboring Asian countries recognize the fast growing awareness in fashion designing blended with ethnic styles that make up for classic and avant-garde ethnic fashion designs.

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio cuts the Ceremonial Ribbon with Consul General Berlian Napitupulu and MINDA Chair Alonto

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio cuts the Ceremonial Ribbon with Consul General Berlian Napitupulu and MINDA Chair Alonto

In the light of improving Indonesia-Philippines economic relations, the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Davao City organized the 1st Indonesia Fashion Expo 2017 at the activity center of Abreeza Ayala Mall on November 24 to 26, 2017.  The Expo showcased Indonesia’s potential clothing products, bags, shoes and fashion accessories to be marketed in the Philippines.

Photo opportunity with Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Consul General Berlian Napitupulu and MINDA Chair Alonto

Photo opportunity with Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, Consul General Berlian Napitupulu and MINDA Chair Alonto

During the Expo, the Consulate also held One-on-one Business Matching, Music and Cultural performances and Tourism Promotion.

WOMEN'S apparel displayed at the booth

WOMEN’S apparel displayed at the booth

CONSUL General Berlian Napitupulu with Nomi Monfort, Marilyn R oque and guests.

CONSUL General Berlian Napitupulu with Nomi Monfort, Marilyn R oque and guests.

The Consulate General has incorporated this IFE 2017 in Abreeza Mall’s Christmas and New Year promotion and sale program to enliven the    Expo and attract potential buyers. The Local Government of Davao City, Department of Trade and Industry XI and Department of Tourism XI supported this event.

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