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, 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 has long sleeves, embroidered with a simple Sampaguita (the Philippine national flower, if you didn't know!) blossom embroidered over your heart. In a chic black sheer fabric, this contemporary, versatile barong can be dressed up with dress pants, or dressed down with denim. Filipiniana everyday!
Each Sampaguita Long-Sleeves Gardan Barong is handcrafted by the VINTA Gallery team in our atelier in the Philippines. Hand-manipulated machine embroidery is also done in our atelier.