When it comes to formal events, there is no denying that Filipinos love looking fashionable and at their best. In fact, many Filipinos still wear a touch of our national clothing like a custom-made barong Tagalog or Filipino modern dress to important occasions they attend.
True enough, the recent 2022 presidential inauguration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. last June 30, 2022 at the National Museum of the Philippines saw many fabulous and beautiful Filipino dresses. There is no doubt that the sartorial grandeur of these barongs and dresses significantly impacted the inauguration of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. this year.
Let’s take a look at these masterpieces of modern barong Tagalog and filipiniana dress present at the 2022 presidential inauguration.
Toni Gonzaga in Mark Bumgarner
Actress-singer Toni Gonzaga wore a Mark Bumgarner creation. The silk chiffon white terno Filipiniana gown was delicately hand-draped and decorated with a Sampaguita brooch. People drew their attention as they saw her traditional, elegant, and simple clothing upon singing the Philippine National Anthem.
Paul Soriano in Custom Barong by Avel Bacudio
Film director and Toni Gonzaga’s husband Paul Soriano wore a stylish barong Tagalog by one of Asia’s most prominent designers, Avel Bacudio. The couple’s outfit was a perfect match for the classic and traditional ceremony of the year.
Senator Imee Marcos’ Teal Gown
Senator Imee Marcos wore a sustainable luxurious Filipiniana dress developed in collaboration with fashion designer Rem Divino and paid homage to her late father. The embellishment of her pale blue outfit were lockets, necklaces, and pendants gifted to her by her father, former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Contemporary Barong
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. began his presidency and delivered his promises with a contemporary barong designed by Pepito Albert of Taal, Batangas. The Barong Tagalog design is influenced by the “rayadillo,” which was the typical military uniform during the Spanish era. He wore his barong with gray pants, making him look simple and distinguished at his inauguration.
Isabelle Daza in White Terno
Isabelle Daza wore a simple white terno embroidered with floral patterns to the presidential inauguration. The custom-made filipiniana dress is in full lace lined with silk gazar and features striking butterfly sleeves. Isabelle’s dress is one of Vania Romoff’s timeless designs that exude natural sophistication.
Alexandra Rocha Araneta in White Embroidered Terno
Alexandra Rocha-Araneta, the wife of Luis Marcos Araneta, attended the inauguration wearing Lesley Mobo’s embroidered white terno gown. The flowing and bright white highlights, as well as the embroidery that cascades down the silhouette, set the Filipiniana gown apart from the crowd, thanks to its understated elegance with various white textiles.
Emmeline Aglipay Villar in White Gown
Emmeline Aglipay Villar, wife of Mark Villar and the former Justice Undersecretary looked stunning in a simple and clean white gown adorned with bees. Puey Quinones created this gorgeous modern Filipiniana dress. She also accessorized her gown with vintage Riqueza Fine Jewelry items to add the elegant look.
Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio in Light Peach Terno
Vice President Sara Duterte-Carpio wore a Cary Santiago custom-made filipiniana dress styled in a cream-colored terno. The sleeves and pleating are made entirely of pina fiber, and the phalaenopsis flowers are of the same fabric that adorns the draping. As expected, this Filipino pride design garnered a lot of positive comments online, with many people characterizing it as a sophisticated and ideal Philippine terno.
All in all, wearing local artistry at special events such as the presidential inauguration at the Malacanang Palace is a great way to show off the beauty and timelessness of Filipino traditional dresses and barongs.
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