Guests, including VIP's can't help but noticed the SOX exhibit at the main entrance of SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier in Davao City. Included in the exhibition were traditional musical instruments, different traditional costumes, clothes and textiles from all over the region including Tnalak and Inaul. There is also a photo exhibition of different tourist destinations in SOCCSKSARGEN and live demonstration of Tnalak weaving by no other than two of the well-known "dreamweavers" from Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.
|Fashion designer Renee Salud with DOT-12 Regional Director Nelly Nita Dillera at the SOX exhibit during the Mindanao Tapestry|
During the pre-show, two of the most talented and well-known fashion designers in the region also showcased their creations. Ivan Raborar, known as the "Prince of Tnalak Couture" from City of Koronadal showcased his Tnalak creations while Wilfred Yee from Cotabato City got to showcased his Inaul collections.
During the main show 28 Miss Universe candidates paraded the ramp wearing neo-ethnic Mindanao tapestry. Miss Universe-Philippines Maxine Medina wore a Tnalak creation by Alfonso “Boy” Guino-o a Davao-based fashion designer.