bring on the confetti
THIS YEAR, BENCH IS CELEBRATING ITS MILESTONE BIRTHDAY BY MOVING FORWARD WITH ALL-NEW PRODUCTS, CONFIRMING THAT LIFE DOES BEGIN AT 30.
2006 scents And SENSIBILITIES
Collaborating with the biggest names in show biz— Kris Aquino, power couple Lucy Torres-gomez and Richard Gomez, Piolo Pascual and Ogie Alcasid—bench releases unique fragrances that capture the moods and personalities of their co-creators.
LOCAL designer COLLABS
For five years, Bench worked closely with the best Filipino designers to create signature products that melded their distinctive flair with the brand’s spirit. Dubai-based Michael Cinco created the Impalpable line, while Lesley Mobo released the Mobo EDT; both designers released lines with Bench Body. Rajo Laurel launched his own perfume line and a jeans collection under Overhauled.
2012 PREVIEW cover
Bench muses and local show biz’s most beautiful faces, such as Georgina Wilson, Kathryn Bernardo, Isabelle Daza and Janine Gutierrez, dress down in the brand’s classic white tanks and jeans on the gatefold cover of our October 2012 issue.
stars GET Benched
In one jam-packed year, in time for its 25th anniversary, Bench lands Joe Jonas, Adam Levine, Liam Hemsworth, Jessica Sanchez and Lee Min Ho as endorsers. Seeing such big names decked out in locally made clothing as our cars inched along EDSA took our collective breath away.
2014 Bench Is A jetsetter
Collaborations with New York movers and shakers, such as milliner Albertus Swanepoel and military-inspired menswear brand Cadet, not to mention a presentation at New York Fashion Week for the latter, further catapult Bench to newer heights. The brand also presents at Amazon Fashion Week in Tokyo for the Asian Fashion Meets Tokyo show, alongside local designers Carl Jan Cruz, Seth Bagasao and Karen Topacio.
2015 Bench Gets Bookish
Bench pays tribute to Filipino craftsmanship and style with two books: Love Local, which contains essays on Philippine culture, portraits of Bench endorsers and collaborators, and profiles of Filipino changemakers; and Fashionable Filipinas, which traces the evolution of the terno across 100 years.