Francis Libiran Designs Barong Tagalog for Southeast Asian Games Filipino Athletes

2019-07-09 | by Atom L. Pornel

This Barong with sun rays designed by Francis Libiran will be worn by the Philippine athletes at the SEA Games opening. Credits to Eric Eleazar.


Celebrity fashion designer Francis Libiran designed the Barong Tagalog uniforms of the Filipino athletes for the opening of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games to be hosted by the Philippines later this year.

The world-renowned Filipino designer, who also created a wedding Barong Tagalog for multi-awarded Hollywood actor Darren Criss, showcased the Filipino symbol with pride in his new barong creation for the nation’s athletes.

The new barong uniform was unveiled by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) during the Team Philippines General Assembly held at Philsports Complex in Pasig City on July 5.

The Libiran-designed barong tops for both male and female athletes feature embroidered patterns similar to the rays of sun in the Philippine flag.