During formal events, more and more people are starting to ditch the Barong Tagalog for the Western suit. But some Filipinos beg to differ. On November 30, 2019, our athletes will sport a Barong during the opening ceremonies of the SEA Games.
It’s not an ordinary Barong. The Barong that the Philippine team will show off was designed by Filipino fashion designer Francis Libiran and it has a few design features that were inspired from our own flag.
In an Instagram post, Libiran posted a sketch of the design of the barong.
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“Depicting the vibrant colors and meaningful symbols of the Philippine national flag, these designs of the famous Barong Tagalog presents a modern take on the Philippines’ national costume. Created using fine Philippine fabrics and materials, these designs celebrate pure Filipino pride,” explained the designer.
The left shoulder of the barong boasts what seems to be an embroidered sun. Meanwhile, the collars have a blue and red color scheme similar to the flag. Members of the Philippine team will surely look dashing in this.
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