Scene City | Insulares De Mayo at Waterfront

SANTACRUZAN, a beautiful Filipino tradition handed down from generation to generation carrying our Spanish heritage and almost forgotten in the urbanized cities in the Philippines, was staged by Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao ending the month of May, reliving tradition with “Insulares de Mayo,” a celebration of the beauty and artistry of the Maytime pageantry.Honoring our expression of faith and veneration, the midsummer pageantry began with a Holy Mass followed by the traditional Sagala and then highlighted a 28-piece collection themed to the classic Terno by some of Davao’s desired couturiers in a cocktail gala at the Grand Agila Ballroom.

Davao City’s one-and-only style Style Czar, Alfonso “Boy” Guino-o, honored for his lifetime achievements in the field of fashion

Davao City’s one-and-only style Style Czar, Alfonso “Boy” Guino-o, honored for his lifetime achievements in the field of fashion

Among their roster of Reynas were Marian Gamboa -Reyna Banderada in Don Maceren couture, Mae Dayanghirang-Llavore – Reyna de las Angeles in a classic red terno by Kenny Ladaga, Joanna Gentugaya -Corazon de Maria in a Manny Deiparine interpretation, April Evangelista Reyna Candelaria- in another Kenny Ladaga design, Alvi July Juanico – Reyna de las Flores in radiant turquoise by Zhaira Deiparine, Elinor Marcelino – Reyna Emperatriz- in an ensemble by Zamboanga-based designer Federico Navarro and Twinkle Gamboa – Reyna Elena in shining Alfonso Guinoo. By the end of the show, the participating designers together with the Davao Fashion and Design Council paid tribute to Alfonso Guinoo, “Tito Boy” as he is fondly called and Mindanao’s Fashion Czar.

Waterfront Hotel General Manager Bryan Yves Lasala gives the ceremonial closing toast to conclude the evening’s festivities

Waterfront Hotel General Manager Bryan Yves Lasala gives the ceremonial closing toast to conclude the evening’s festivities

Gracing the event were invited guests and fashion aficionados. Vice Mayor Bernie Al-ag led the guests in greeting Waterfront Davao Insular Hotel’s General Manager and staff and visitors who flew all the way to Davao for this prestigious occasion.

The event was a successful prelude to the first ever wedding and events fair on May 31 to June 2, 2018. Titled “Beautiful Beginnings at the Waterfront”, the momentous exhibition brought together over twenty of the city’s event providers in an exquisite showcase at the Garden Pavilion, a prime venue for most of the hotel’s conventions and events. (Photo Credits: Ambo Mesias)

 

 

 

 

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