President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will wear during his inauguration a barong inspired in design by the “rayadillo”, which was the traditional military uniform during the Spanish era.
Marcos’s inauguration and oath-taking rites will begin at around 9 a.m. Thursday, June 30. The activities will be spread between Malacañang and the National Museum, where he will deliver his inaugural speech.
The speech is estimated to take place at around noon.
“Multi-awarded designer Pepito Albert designed both the said barong as well as a fully-embroidered barong from Taal that Marcos will wear for the evening’s activities,” read a statement from the Marcos camp early Wednesday night, June 29.
Aside from Marcos’s barongs, Albert also designed barongs for the incoming president’s three sons, his mother former First Lady Imelda, and his sister Irene Marcos-Araneta.
On the other hand, the terno to be worn by Marcos’s wife Liza was designed by Filipino designer Lesley Mobo, who is known as an international fashion genius. It was made from a vintage pina fabric.
Meanwhile, Marcos’s his elder sister, Senator Imee Marcos, chose a different designer for her outfit.
Also, the President-elect and the First Lady will showcase the country’s talents by using Philippine-made shoes.