Fashion designer Francis Libiran released the designs for the official parade uniforms of Team Philippines for the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
One side of the Barong Tagalog’s shoulder and the other side of the sleeve are designed with the sun’s rays. The collar, meanwhile, has the shades of blue and red.
In a post on his Instagram account Monday, Libiran explained the meaning behind his design on the country’s national costume.
“It gives me great pride to release the designs of the official parade uniforms I created exclusively for Team Philippines at the 30th Southeast Asian Games. 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,” he said.
Libiran bared that local fabrics and materials were used to highlight the Filipino pride.
“Created using fine Philippine fabrics and materials, these designs celebrate pure Filipino pride,” he said.
The Philippines is set to host the SEA Games which will run from November 30 to December 11.