SONA 2018 - Mixing Style With Influence
Many online users, including fashion designers like Inno Sotto, would describe the president's State of the Nation Address as "not a fashion display" (SONA).
Nevertheless, a lot of people can't help but anticipate the yearly procession of clothes that politicians, celebrities, and other dignitaries don as they head to the SONA 2018 - mixing style with influence.
Attendees chose anything for President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address, including expensive gowns and traditional Filipino garb that was enhanced with political messages. Check out the OOTDs of your favorite celebrities and public officials from President Rodrigo Duterte's 2018 State of the Nation Address.
Sen. Nancy Binay joked with reporters at this year's SONA that her light blue Randy Ortiz terno matches the blue carpet in the senate hall, just in case someone accuses her of being a "fashion victim" like she had been in a previous SONA.
She remarked, "O, diba, match na match ako sa carpet?"
While Senator Manny Pacquiao donned a Francis Libiran suit, his wife Jinkee wore a Michael Leyva terno.
On the red carpet procession that took place earlier that day, July 23, before Congress started its session in front of President Rodrigo Duterte's third State of the Nation Address (SONA), minimalist Filipiniana outfits were donned.
Since President Duterte took office in 2016, the theme for the State of the Nation Address (SONA) has been "toned-down" professional clothes, Filipiniana gowns, and barongs. The modest style was in keeping with the government's desire for these types of attire.
In her all-white Filipiniana outfit, the beautiful wife of Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero looks like a queen. Heart Evangelista, who stars in a Kapuso prime-time show, wore a design by Mark Bumgarner. Kat Cruz-Villanueva did her hair and makeup.
Arriving at the Batasang Pambansa are Senate President Tito Sotto and his charming wife, Helen Gamboa.
Sona 2018: Red carpet highlights
Even though the overall motif was "toned-down" professional clothes, some stars and officials couldn't help but don their best when it comes to these types of occasions.