Spotlight on Tnalak at the recently concluded Mindanao Tapestry, the Davao ancillary event of Miss Universe held at SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier.
Tnalak takes spotlight at Miss Universe event

Miss Universe candidates from USA, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and Bulgaria wore dresses with Tnalak designed by Rene Salud.

Our very own Miss Universe- Philippines Maxine Medina also wore a tnalak-inspired creation by Davao-based designer Alfonso "Boy" Guinoo.
Tnalak takes spotlight at Miss Universe event

T'nalak is the fabric made from abaca handwoven by Tboli women. It is the ultimate cultural emblem of the Province of South Cotabato.

Aside from the Tboli weaves which represented SOX or SOCCSKSARGEN Region, other Mindanao fabrics showcased in the Miss Universe candidates fashion show in Davao includes the indigenous cross-stitches from CARAGA Region, Yakan weaves, the tribal weaves of Bukidnon, the royal garb of Mandaya tribe and the Inaul from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

A pre-show was also held at the foyer wherein creations by SOX designers Ivan Raborar and Wilfred Yee were showcased. Check out the following photos below courtesy of SOXph.Com.

Miss Philippines
Tnalak takes spotlight at Miss Universe event

Tnalak takes spotlight at Miss Universe event

Tnalak takes spotlight at Miss Universe event

Miss Kazakhstan



Miss USA






Miss Switzerland







Miss Bulgaria




Pre-show at the Foyer showcased creations by designers from SOX


Ivan Raborar


Wilfred Yee