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Take Inspiration From These Modern Filipiniana Pieces Worn At SONA 2018

Before President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his third State of the Nation Address today, all eyes were on the SONA 2018 red carpet, where politicians and guests were seen wearing modern renditions of the traditional Filipiniana attire. Take a look at these stylish pieces, all made by proudly Filipino designers.

READ: You’d Want To Wear These 9 Modern Filipiniana-Inspired Pieces!


Heart Evangelista-Escudero

For the Opening Ceremony of the 17th Congress, Metro Most Stylish woman Heart Evangelista wore a white teacup terno by Mark Bumgarner. Afterwards, she changed into a Filipiniana pantsuit, also by the same designer. If you look closely, she sported a rainbow flag pin in support of the Anti-Discrimination Bill



Jinkee Pacquiao

Jinkee Pacquiao opted for Michael Leyva pieces, donning a sleek white pantsuit for the Opening Ceremony, and later on changing into a blush pink terno for the SONA.



Audrey Tan Zubiri 

Audrey Zubiri walked into the House of Representatives in a champagne terno by Ito Curata. Check out the elegant lace embellishment! 


Marga Nograles

Marga Nograles, co-founder of Kaayo PH and wife of Davao City representative Karlo Nograles, donned a hand-dyed silk top from Mindanao. She also wore a beautiful skirt created by Maguindanao weavers. 


Tootsy Angara

Metro Most Stylish woman Tootsy Angara wore an elegant, modest Rajo Laurel piece. Like Heart Evangelista, she also sported a pride flag pin in support of the Anti-Discrimination bill.


Congresswoman Len Alonte

Congresswoman Len Alonte wore a sophisticated blush pink terno by Michael Leyva . We love the chic details on her dress!


Senator Loren Legarda

Finally, Senator Loren Legarda re-used an old piña dress by Paul Cabral. According to her Instagram post, she's had this dress for more than 10 years! She topped off her look with antique jewelry from her late mother and a crocheted bag made by the women of Bauang, La Union. Now that's dress repeating done right!