Wishing our Olympians the best of luck!
According to Philippine Sports Commission, the male athletes were clad in cocoon silk barong featuring machine-embroidered pitchera design, which they paired with muslin inner shirts and light wool black pants. Going with the same theme, the female athletes wore cocoon silk shirt blazers with embroideries on their front and sleeves. Finishing their looks were black neoprene spaghetti-strapped blouses and pants.
Adding a dose of nationalism, Rajo also designed an alampay (shawl) to go with the barong.
On the other hand, boxer Eumir Marcial and judoka Kiyomi Watanabe sported the official delegation wear sponsored by athletic wear brand Asics as they raised the Philippine flag during the parade.
Text by John Legaspi
This article first appeared in Manila Bulletin Lifestyle
Photos from Tokyo 2020 and Philippine Sports Commission