The Stellar Fashion Gala Press Conference Held at Discovery Samal

Earlier this month, the Davao Fashion and Design Council Foundation Inc., (DFDCFI) in collaboration with Discovery Samal, presented a mesmerizing launch for The Stellar Fashion Gala.

The charity event aimed at promoting local fashion talent and supporting charitable causes within the community. The event, held at Discovery Samal‘s luxurious function spaces, brought together media representatives, brand partners and distinguished guests for an unforgettable afternoon of glamour and generosity.

The launch kicked off with an scrumptious pass-around cocktails reception at the Main Lobby, where guests mingled and savored signature drinks amidst a backdrop of anticipation and excitement. As the event commenced, guests were welcomed with warm remarks and acknowledgments, setting the stage for an afternoon of inspiration and celebration.

The Stellar Fashion Gala
Discovery Samal to Host The Stellar Fashion Gala

Emi Englis,the President of DFDCFI welcomed everyone with his message that is filled with heartfelt gratitude towards all the guests. He highlighted the importance of supporting local talent and charitable initiatives, which resonated with the audience and sparked a sense of unity and collaboration for the rest of the afternoon.

One of the highlights of the Launch was the captivating video presentations showcasing the event’s partners, sponsors and the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI). These visual narratives provided insights into the collaborative efforts and shared vision behind The Stellar Fashion Gala, highlighting the event’s commitment to promoting sustainable fashion and community empowerment.

Industry partners also graced the event, Department of Tourism Region XI, Regional Director, Ms. Tanya Rabat-Tan, Department of Science and Technology Region XI, Ms. Judy de Asis-Nueva Ecija, Department of Trade and Industry Region XI, Division Chief, Mr. Arriel Nengasca, The President of Mindanao Trade Expo Foundation Inc., Dr. Rosevic Cembrano and Executive Director Ms. Marian Comilang, The Director of the Philippine Textile Research Institute, Dr. Julius Leaño Jr., Mr. Jackie Aquino of JCA Productions and our friends from the media.

Discovery Samal
The Stellar Fashion Gala Launch

During the event, the guests enjoyed a stunning fashion show in the main lobby. The collections were created by incredibly talented local designers and showcased an array of vibrant colors, intricate designs and innovative styles. The runway was truly captivating, highlighting the richness of Filipino creativity and craftsmanship. The guests were completely engrossed by the show and left feeling impressed and inspired.

Following the fashion show, a special presentation introduced the designers behind the showcased collections, providing guests with an opportunity to learn more about their inspirations and creative processes – Aztec Barba, Dodjie Batu, Emi Englis, Edgar Buyan, Benjie Panizales, Windel Mira, Ebay Ayag and Bamba Limon.

The Stellar Fashion Gala’s launch culminated in a momentous ceremonial exchange, during which representatives from the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), Mindanao Trade Expo Foundation Inc. (MTEFI), Davao Fashion and Design Council (DFDC), JCA Productions and Discovery Samal officially announced their commitment to the Gala. This symbolic gesture marked the beginning of a collaborative journey towards empowering local talent and making a positive impact in the community.

Sustainable Fashion
Promoting Sustainable Fashion and Community Empowerment.

A press conference provided media representatives with an opportunity to engage with key stakeholders and gain deeper insights into the event’s objectives, initiatives, and impact.

The Stellar Fashion Gala aims to have a special place in our hearts as it represents the convergence of creativity, compassion and collaboration. We celebrate the talent and ingenuity of our local designers while also shining a spotlight on the charitable causes that we hold dear” , said General Manager Stanley Lau

DFDC together with Discovery Samal and their brand partners, expressed gratitude to all participants and reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to advancing the local fashion industry and supporting charitable causes.

Philippine Textile Research Institute
Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) Booth

The Stellar Fashion Gala is set to happen on September 28, 2024 at the the Caracoles Convention Hall of Discovery Samal where 600 guests are expected to grace the first event of its kind in the island.

As guests departed, they carried with them the promise of an unforgettable fashion gala and the knowledge that their support would make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.

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Marjorie Uy

Marjorie Uy is the wifey in the tandem. She is passionate about food, recipes, cook books and dessert is her favorite part of the meal! She's a coffee person. She loves to cook and has collected recipe books for more than 15 years now; the latest is entitled "Everything Peanut Butter" Jonel gave her on their wedding day. She used to work as a Civilian Nurse in a military hospital and as NCLEX Coach for a U.S based company. Today, she's a full-time housewife and blogging become her hobby.

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