Passionalism: Showcasing The Davaoeño Barong Tagalog

From June 5-12, SM Lanang Premier put on display Davao-made Barongs by Architect Michael E. Dakudao in celebration of Philippine Barong Tagalog Week.

Dubbed as Passionalism: An Exhibit of the Barong Davaoeño, the exhibit at the mall’s Atrium features Arch. Dakudao’s elegant collection of the Philippine national attire for men, the Barong Tagalog. It aims to rekindle the love for the Philippines and encourage appreciation for our very own national costume.

Architect Dakudao  has been featured in many publications for his admirable passion for collecting Barong Tagalog, especially those made from sinamay and piña, decorated with handsewn embroidery. He received his Doctorate degree in Architecture from Tokyo University, and he has been adding pieces to his collection as an influence from his Japanese professor who inspired him to appreciate the national costume more while studying at Tokyo University.

His Barongs made from various fabrics and featured with embroidery in different designs were showcased at the Barong exhibit. Part of his collection include a minimalist Barong made of piña by designer Otoy Mercado. It is decorated by 3 Japanese art deco brass buttons. Another is a vintage piece from 1930s that features pure silk threads by Rene Salud, a famous designer in the country.


16 Responses to “Passionalism: Showcasing The Davaoeño Barong Tagalog”

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  1. Jo says:

    Wow! He really is a great designer. The barong with the woman is very unique. I have only seen the usual white-brown ones. This will be a nice gift for a husband or father. 🙂

  2. papaleng says:

    Wow! ang gaganda, similar to that made in Lucban Quezon.

  3. Anne Mary says:

    My friend’s husband is really fond of barong tagalog I can recommend this one, with this styles of Barong tagalog it can be already use for like wedding parties and the like.

  4. Raya says:

    I really love our Barong Tagalog– when I see men wearing them, I feel very proud to be Filipino!

  5. Tablea flan? THat is my first time, I bed it’s delicious!

  6. Sound interesting event. I am just curious and want to ry the table flan, I never have try.yet.

  7. Barong makers from different parts of the Philippines, have its own way and style for their clients. And, this Barong from Davao has its own style too.

  8. Dhemz says:

    Wow, looks like a great event…and food?! I love going to this kind of event.

  9. Rcel says:

    Oh wow! I super like that dark pink/fuchsia barong tagalog! I plan on getting my husband one when I have the access. On my next homecoming may be. 🙂

  10. I went to this event also and I can say, the barongs are exquisite especially the one with peacock feathers! And gotta love their Tablea Flan! 😀

  11. Nova S says:

    It feels great to be invited to an opening in a store, you feel like you are one of the VIP too. It barong looks great, the food are interesting, i want to try the tablea flan…

  12. Ria C says:

    Davao is really booming. I really need to visit that place on our longer vacation in the Philippines. There’s so much in the Philippines that is worth exploring.

  13. Algene says:

    Mommy Anna, did you use photo gallery in arranging your photos above? Na-amaze lang ko LOL

  14. Kulasa says:

    What a noteworthy passion..I admire nationalistic people so much! Those designs are precious. This makes me Wonder what barong design the hubby would love to wear on our church wedding. 🙂

  15. Tingting R. says:

    The tablea flan caught my attention. Anyway, I like barong taglog. It is nice to know that Davao sells a lot of them.