President-elect Bongbong Marcos Jr. and incoming First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos to spotlight piña textile with their inauguration looks

Published June 30, 2022, 7:52 AM

by John Legaspi

Hours before the much-awaited inauguration happening on June 30 at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Manila, President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. shared on social media what he and his family will be wearing on the day.

A spotlight on Filipino traditional clothing and local textile, the pieces are crafted by Filipino designers. Bongbong is set to wear two custom barong for the day. First is a contemporary-looking barong inspired by the rayadillo, blue-and-white striped cotton or flannel material used for soldier’s uniforms during the Spanish invasion. Completing the look will be a pair of shoes by Sapatero Manila. For the reception happening at the Malacañang Palace, he will be donning piña barong, this time, leaning more toward the traditional look with Calado embroidery. Both barongs are created by Pepito Albert from Taal, Batangas.

Echoing the president-elect’s look at the inauguration is Atty. Liza Araneta-Marcos’ terno. The incoming First Lady will be wearing a Lesley Mobo piece imbued with embroideries of the Sampaguita, the country’s National Flower. The dress will be paired with pumps by Lila Almario of Greggs Frame.

See more of what we know about the inauguration of Bongbong Marcos Jr. below: