Barong and Bestida Australia brings the best of both traditional and reimagined contemporary Filipino statement pieces to the Asia Pacific region. As a homegrown and proudly Filipina-owned brand, we cater the needs of Filipinos who want to showcase their heritage with iconic garments that encapsulate the depth of Philippine history and culture.
The challenging search for the traditional Filipiniana abroad ignited the launch of this patriotic niche in the fashion market. Vanessa Mordeno, the one-woman team behind Barong and Bestida Australia, envisioned herself to proudly wear a Filipiniana to her Australian citizenship ceremony. After working hard sourcing local fabric and materials from the Philippines, she successfully created an opportunity not only for herself but most importantly for other Filipinos abroad to wear the traditional Filipino garments as it should be shared to the world.
The wide array of Filipino apparels that we offer are made of the finest fabrics from local materials such as piña jusi, abaca, and the like which are all curated by local weavers and indigenous Filipinos from different provinces. Expect the highest quality, comfort, and style at a reasonable price. Each piece is styled with versatility in contrast to the traditional notion that barongs and filipinianas are only meant to be worn during formal events.
Celebrate your Filipino pride everyday with our simple yet elegant, and modern yet timeless barongs and bestidas fit for all ages and for all occasions.
“Bring modernized fashion and ethnic cultural wear to Westernized countries like Australia. Bring generations of Filipino-Australians together through the iconic design of the Filipiniana and barong. Make sure you’d visit Barong at Bestida – the heart of Filipino fashion at the heart of New South Wales.” – Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s Eagle News Service
"Hindi lamang sa pagmamahal sa sariling wika naipapakita ng isang Filipino ang kanyang pagiging makabayan. Ang Negosyo ng isang pinay na pumatok dahil sa mga kasuotan na nagbibigay pugay sa kasaysayan at kultura kahit nasa banyagang bansa – ang Barong at Bestida Australia." –The Filipino Channel News Asia Pacific
("A Filipino can be patriotic by not only showing love for one’s language. The business owned by one pinay that became popular because of the clothing that paid homage to the history and culture even though in a foreign country – Barong at Bestida Australia." -The Filipino Channel News Asia Pacific )