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 of a weighty cotton blend with a retro dobby weave texture reminiscent of the funky mod barong embroideries of the 70's.
Each Gardan is handcrafted by Lita and the VINTA Gallery team in our atelier in the Philippines.