Award for best designs in this year’s Unduk Ngadau


KOTA KINABALU: Local designers are not spared from playing their part in promoting Sabah’s best through designs in evening wears.

This year’s Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan (Harvest Beauty Pageant) will see the contestants wear beautiful evening wears based on the cultural theme by using the ethnic accessories, motif and designs.

Dubbed the Designed Creative Evening Wear Competition, it will be showcased during the Sodop Unduk Ngadau or Gala Night on May 29 at the Kadazan Dusun Cultural Hall (KDCA) hall in Penampang. Since this is a competition, a prejudging was done last night where the judges chose only seven best creative designs and beautiful evening wears.

According to organising chairperson, Joanna Datuk Kitingan, the competition will help to enhance and bring out the best of Sabah’s local designers while using our rich ethnic motifs, patterns, accessories and woven materials.

“The Sodop Unduk Ngadau will be featuring evening wear of all different colours enhanced with locally designed Batik that will go with the dress. The creative evening wear designs have already been done at some of the district level,” she said. In addition, apart from the designer, the best beautiful catwalk and presentation by the Unduk Ngadau wearing the dress will win a special prize. The designer of the dress must give his or her creation a name, and a brief introduction like how long did it take to come out with the piece as well as the cost of the materials used. “We hope that this will bring colours and enhancement and creativeness of our culture,” said Kitingan.