THE Philippine delegation to the 2019 Southeast Asian Games will be wearing barong when they march in the opening ceremonies of the biennial meet on November 30 at the Philippine Arena.
Renowned fashion designer Francis Libiran was tasked to design the barong the athletes will use as parade uniform in the opening rites. He gave a glimpse of the barong in a post on his social media account on Monday.
The design is highlighted by a big sun seen in the country’s flag located at the left shoulder of the barong wearer.
“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,” wrote Libiran in a previous Facebook post.