These Designers Prove There’s a Modern Way to Wear Filipiniana-Inspired Fashion

As we celebrate the 120th Philippine Independence Day, we put the spotlight on the traditional clothing worn by Filipinas, appreciating the timeless beauty of their silhouettes and craftsmanship while reimagining and giving the looks a modern spin for the empowered Pinays of today.

Delicate, feminine, and modest, the baro’t saya—whose popular variation is the Maria Clara gown—is the national costume of Filipina women, barong Tagalog being its counterpart for Filipino men. It is basically made up of the baro that pertains to the top blouse and the saya which is the skirt; The Maria Clara gown was typically worn with a pañuelo which is like a neck scarf that matches the ensemble and was worn over the shoulders. Read More via Metro.Style.

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