The Gardan Barong cut is a new interpretation of the 1970’s redesign created by Pierre Cardin for the infamous dictator, Ferdinand Marcos. It trickled down to street fashion very quickly and was known as the Gardan cut (“Cardin” but with a Filipino accent). It features a fully open covered button placket up front (with a coconut wood visible top button), shoulder yoke and shaping darts in the back that open up to double back vents. Slim cut and easy to wear, this modern classic is always flattering.
This version of the Gardan is made with 100% silk organza, embroidered with a new "exploded" version of our signature Filipino Tropico series designs (II) that feature the Tamsi bird, Traveller's Palm, Kapa-kapa, and the Venus Slipper Orchid. Read more about the flora and fauna in this design in our blog post here.
This gorgeous barong is hand-manipulated machine embroidered and handcrafted by the VINTA Gallery team in our atelier in the Philippines.