Get the most cool-tured wears in town, ang Pambansang Semi-Formal! It's a barong-inspired camisa de chino designed by the late Disenio Gorme founder Jhon Gorme (1996-2019). Jhon leaves with us a truly creative approach in integrating traditional cultural symbols to become modern, awesome wears!
This cool-tured wear comes in 2 designs:
Blue with Anahaw Design
Brown with Sarimanok Design
Medium, Large. XLarge, XXLarge, XXXLarge
Meaning Behind the Designs
The Anahaw and Carabao are associated to farmers, belonging to the class that brings food to our tables, and builds our homes; The Barong was something only worn regularly by those in power, from the higher echelons of society who made the laws.
On the other hand, the Sarimanok is the mythical bird of the Mëranaw and known as the symbol of their art. It has colorful wings, feathers, and long tail, and in its beak and talons are figures of a fish. It is often seen in ornamental figures such as the ókir, and is said to symbolize good fortune. Truly a symbol of free spirit to be celebrated just like our national identity!
So we unite these ideas. We lift up these rural symbols to the level of the Barong to represent the power the masses have.
This is our barong. The image of the Filipino people.