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See The Collections from Bench Fashion Week Holida...

See The Collections from Bench Fashion Week Holiday 2017

As we transition to the ‘ber’ months, as do our wardrobes. And to give us a preview of what our closets will look like in the months to come, homegrown retail brand Bench, kicked off Bench Fashion Week for its sophomore season. Featuring local brands Kashieca, Human, and Bench as well as international brands Vero Moda, Cotton On, and American Eagle Outfitters, the 3-day affair brought in fun and fresh styles that left us sartorially inspired.

Also keeping up with the holiday spirit were funky Filipino brand Piopio and designers Jerome Lorico and Rhett Eala who each put on a striking show.

Take a look at all the Holiday 2017 collections below:

Day 1

Kashieca

Featuring model Kelsey Merritt and newest ambassador actress Carla Abellana, local womenswear label Kashieca served us both classic and modern styles that could easily transition from day to night. Neutrals dominated the collection while pleated details and classic prints added feminine flair.

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Bench Fashion Week Holiday 2017 Kashieca 5

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Vero Moda

Scandinavian-French brand Vero Moda didn’t fail at giving us one casual yet fabulous look after the other. With trendy styles ranging from ruffled tops to polka-dotted dresses, each piece makes for easy dressing and effortless layering.

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Piopio

For its debut runway collection, free-spirited Filipino clothing brand Piopio’s “Fiesta” was nothing short of a spectacular marriage between Filipino culture and contemporary fashion. Using traditional techniques with a music festivala in mind, each piece was designed with eclectic patterns and a relaxed fit to allow you to let loose all day and all night.

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Day 2

Human

With camouflage print and slogans, Human fortifies the idea of empowerment. Fanny packs, cargo pants, and tracksuits graced the runway in a very successful attempt to bring back the appeal of what we call “dad style.” Their pieces are well-accented with belts fastened on shirts, cuts on shoulders, ties on shoes, and rips on jeans, making common fashion staples into statement pieces.

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

American Eagle Outfitters

This season, American Eagle Outfitters brings back flannels and denim. The collection’s points of interest hail from quirky details like color-blocking on a sweater, distressing on the arms of a denim jacket, two-toned denim, embroidery, and ruffles. Each look exudes unabashed coolness, rightfully worthy of being labeled street style.

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Cotton On

Cotton On’s collection encapsulates youth rather perfectly through basic pieces worn by almost everybody. The concepts of summer and ease are rendered in light floral rompers, button downs, boxy t-shirts, and denim. Everything is pulled together by funky accessories, making each look a fine celebration of popular culture and sartorial uniqueness.

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Jerome Lorico

Paying close attention to detail, Jerome Lorico creates a collection in which all looks are monochromatic and only plays with two colors: black and royal blue. Instead of bold prints to draw you in, the cinching, draping, cuts, and silhouettes that may have been unnoticeable at first glance challenge how we create, consume, and critique fashion. In a collection where the details are the main attraction, Jerome Lorico reminds us outstandingly to look closer.

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Photo by Steven Estrella

Day 3

Rhett Eala

Rhett Eala’s women’s wear holiday collection oozes of dainty sophistication as expressed through long and minimalistic dresses featuring tiers and subtle prints. The notion of elegance is further propelled by Eala’s use of oversized proportions as seen with the cap sleeves and brooch. His penchant for textures didn’t go by unnoticed; the pieces were decorated with pieces of [faux] fur, mesh, tassels, beadwork, and feathers while his menswear challenges the inherent concept of masculinity with floral embroidery, wide silhouettes, and cropped cuts. The men’s looks were not quite formal and not quite street style, but the taste of the in-between dripped with such ardent allure that made it almost impossible to ignore.
Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Bench

Inspired heavily by the 1960s and the iconic Archie Comics, it was fitting for the brand to introduce their newest ambassador, Cole Sprouse (who plays Jughead on TV Show Riverdale) to the Bench family. An array of retro-inspired pieces from varsity jackets to neck scarves were sent down the runway with looks that were modernized by cropped jeans, pleated skirts, and statement T-shirts; making a collection that excellently fused both the old school and the new.
Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Bench Body x Paolo Roldan

Experimenting unabashedly with color and prints, Paolo Roldan’s collection was a novel take on undergarments. Focused not only on the intimates, Roldan took the Bench body collection on another level by creating socks that coordinated with them. Panels, color, stripes, and the coveted checkerboard print covered the intimates, making this particular body collection the most daring one yet. Styled impeccably with moto jackets, berets, and boots, Roldan creates a collection so daring—so distinctly Bench, and so distinctly Paolo Roldan.
Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Bench Fashion Week Holiday 2017 Bench Body 3

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne

Photo by Jemy St. Anne


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