Francis Libiran has been chosen again to be the official designer for the parade uniforms of Team Philippines at the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.
During the opening ceremonies, the athletes wore the Barong Tagalog intricately embroidered with an art deco Philippine eagle, symbolizing strength, power & freedom.
In 2019, Libiran’s iconic “The Flag” Barong Tagalog was worn by more than 3,000 Filipino athletes and team members for the grand parade of the 30th SEA Games held in Manila. The historic design, which featured the elements of the Philippine flag in Francis Libiran style, was also made available to the public in limited stocks.
“Having the opportunity to design for Team Philippines for the second time, this time, for the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi is beyond exciting. I’m ecstatic to once again dress our incredible athletes with my design. I have always been passionate about fusing my own design flare with our culture.”
“This year, I have named this creation “Agila.”
I have thought of featuring the magnificent and soaring Philippine Eagle as the focal point of the Barong. I also made use of Philippine fibers and materials which beautifully highlight my signature art deco embroidery,” Libiran said.
The Francis Libiran Agila Barong Tagalog will be available for pre-order via their official website, stores, and social media accounts.