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Local clothing company, Bench, recently concluded their three-day fashion week show last March 29-31. #BFW_SS2019 showcased Spring/Summer collections from brands Bench, American Eagle, Cotton on, and Assembly Woman. The highlight collaborations include working with talented local designers such as New York based Rafe Totengco and the launching of their partnership with the Department of Tourism. 

With packed lineup, celebrities and personalities flocked to the event to watch what the local clothing brand has to offer for this season. Some of the celebrities spotted were Ariella Arida, Tim Yap, and the Philippines’ pride supermodel Kelsey Merritt. 

Here are some of the celebrities attended the fashion show: 

Ladies Issa Pressman, Ariella Arida, and young artist Ylona Garcia looking gorgeous at the fashion show.


Sweet Couples:

Actress Maxene Magalona with her husband Rob Mananquil.


Artistic duo – visual artist Issa Pressman with her partner, the country’s first-ever female MC, Marga Bermudez.


Tim Yap with partner Javi Martinez. (Image from @benchtm)


Lovely couple olympian Conor Dwyer with supermodel Kelsey Merritt. (Image from @benchtm)


Conor Dwyer, Bench founder Ben Chan, and Arthur Nory.

Bench Manila x Rafe New York 

One of the highlights of the fashion show is Bench’s collaboration with award-winning and one of the industry’s most sought after-fashion designer Rafe Totengco. His nature-inspired designs promote the natural beauty of his homeland. 

Fashion designer Rafe Totengco.



Promoting local tourism

With the aim to support the local tourism industry, Bench’s swimwear collection features some of the finest beaches in our country. The wonderful images on the swimwears are from Mark Nicdao and Jake Verzosa. Check them out in this video:

All of these new lines are now available on their stores nationwide. To know more, check @benchtm.


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