Here's A Recap Of Bench Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 Day 1
The 3-day Bench Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 show was recently held at the Bench Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, putting the spotlight on spring/summer 2019 collections that are made up of varied looks men and women can take whether to work or leisure.
The lineup this year includes Seph Bagasao, Renz Reyes, Ched Studio, Human, Cotton On, Bench x Rafe New York for Day 1; Mark Bumgarner, Assembly, and Kashieca for Day 2; and JC Buendia, American Eagle Outfitters, Bench Active, and Bench Swim for Day 3. Scroll down to see the looks from Day 1.
Award-winning designer Agustin Bagasao III, whose brand's DNA focuses on emotion, sustainability, and craftsmanship, delivered an eight-piece collection of contemporary pieces perfect for modern women on the go. Silhouettes ranged from structured to oversized to figure-hugging, with palettes transitioning from dark blues and mustards to khakis and whites. Clearly, they're made to stand out and be worn with a powerful aura and confidence to match.
Inspired by the Bauhaus art movement easily recognizable for its sharp lines and geometric shapes, Renz Reyes brings audiences FARMHAUS: a collection reflective of craftsmanship and creativity in cut, texture, and form. Fashion gets a technical makeover with this designer.
Internationally recognized designer Christian Edward Dalogaog brings us the results of his unique combinations of dramatic draped layers and precisely tailored shapes, traditional Filipino elements and contemporary textiles. His technical expertise in fashion design has allowed him to bridge otherwise opposing elements and masterfully creates seamless wholes that are not simply pieces of clothing, but works of art in themselves.
Tropical prints, bright color blocking patterns, and denims define Cotton On's easy-to-wear 90s throwback designs for the season. Think Britney Spears and The Spice Girls at the height of their heyday; cheerful and casual with a statement piece or two in the form of chunky footwear and mini bags rule the day. Life's uncomplicated here.
Don't apologize for being you—that's HUMAN's message of bold and non-conformist self-expression for their latest collection. Mix and match as you please, enjoy monochrome outfits, be casual or be sexy—as long as it's what you want to be and makes you feel your best. Retaining their casual aesthetic, HUMAN also pushes the envelope further by blurring gender lines and creating clothes that perfectly suit both men and women, sans the hard and fast rules about who gets to wear what.
Rafe x Bench
New York-based designer Rafe Totengco returns to collaborate with Bench, this time drawing inspiration from the Philippines' most recognizable imagery, with emphasis on the beautiful sights of Siargao. Gumamela-inspired prints, island life-inspired patterns, and tropical elements all make their appearances in a collection that's sporty and wearable at the same time.
See more photos from Bench Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 Day 1 in the gallery below:
Photographs by Spotlight Creatives