On July 25, another momentous day for the Marcoses, Senator Imee Marcos provided two attires for her younger brother, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA).
The senator dressed a contemporary blue terno—a jacket with butterfly sleeves and matching pants decorated with pictures of farmers—to the beginning of the 19th Congress before the SONA.
Edgar Buyan was the designer of the terno.
She described the idea behind her terno as “Nagbabayo sa bukid—dahil binabayong totoo ang magsasaka at buong bukid. Tigilan ang pagbayo, pansasamantala, at sadyang pagpapahirap ng mga nagpapakain sa ating pamilya.”
The senator came to the House of Representatives in yet another contemporary terno interpretation—a gray dress with butterfly sleeves that were pleated into big puffs as opposed to the more conventional flat and rigid shape.
Jan Garcia came up with the idea for her second dress.
She said on social media, “Off to my ading’s first SONA.”
A younger individual is referred to as “ading” in Ilocano. The President is two years older than the senator.