Saturday, February 20, 2016

Kaamatan Unduk Ngadau pageant attire: The do’s and don’ts

KOTA KINABALU: The attires worn by contestants of the state level Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan pageant should portray decency and politeness of the Kadazandusun and Murut cultures.

“We must be responsible in the promotion of our cultures,” said Joanna Kitingan, the chairperson of the state level Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan Pageant when briefing members of the committee held at the State Museum near here yesterday.

She urged fashion designers who would be taking part in the creation of the outfits to be worn by the contestants to keep this in mind when they come up with their creations.

“We don’t want criticisms from the public,” she said in relation to the attires to be worn by the contestants.

Joanna also mentioned that some of the attires that had been created in past competitions did not portray such values.

“Some were even too tight to be worn comfortably and we see the contestants tugging on their attires,” she said.

And some, on the other hand showed too much skin, she said.

“Make something that people would want to buy and wear,” she said.