Whether present in the hall or online, attendees still showed up in true SONA fashion.
While this year’s State of the Nation Address eliminates its annual fashion presentation due to the coronavirus pandemic, that didn’t stop politicians from donning Filipino traditional garments to the event.
In the past years, the looks and fashions of the country’s lawmakers and leaders took a refined approach with Filipinas and ternos in soft pastels. This time there were no gimmicks. People instead exuded a touch of solidarity with the help of the Philippine Fashion Coalition’s much coveted Araw brooch.
Here are some of the looks we saw on this year’s SONA:
Deputy Speaker Evie Escudero wearing an ivory terno by Vania Romoff.
Congresswoman Kristine Singson Meehan in Kaayo Modern Mindanao.
Senator Pia Cayetano wearing a piece by Michael Leyva.
Congresswoman Lani Cayetano wearing blush terno by Onin Pagsisihan.
Congresswoman Ging Suansing, banig-inspired terno ensemble by Ivarluski Aseron.
Congresswoman Stella Quimbo in Kaayo Modern Mindanao.
Congresswoman Sol Aragones in a terno top by Michael Leyva.
DOT secretary Berna Romulo Puyat wearing Ivarluski Aseron.
Congresswoman Vilma Santos Recto wearing a jusi terno bolero from her personal collection.
Congresswoman Lena Alonte in a creation by Michael Leyva.
Congresswoman Sharon Garin wearing a terno by Vania Romoff.
Marga Nograles, spouse of Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, wears Kaayo Modern Mindanao’s white hand-beaded vest