Hats off | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

“Hats are like perfume: They’re personal and should complement your style, not work against it,” says hat designer Albertus Swanepoel, whose works have been preferred by Vogue magazine’s Anna Wintour, and who was a finalist at the CFDA Fashion Fund, also sponsored by Vogue.


His hats have landed on Vogue covers, are worn by Hollywood celebrities, and are seen on the runways of New York, Milan and Paris fashion weeks. Given his resumé, his creations should be pricey. In fact, they’re not. Bench has made the price points very affordable.


Bench, which has a way of making high-fashion trends accessible to everyone, collaborates with Swanepoel in creating a series of hats, caps and fedoras. Some were made using indigenous Filipino fabrics and patterns.


Twisted camo

GRAPHIC top, Human
GRAPHIC top, Human


Experimenting is one thing that Swanepoel has a penchant for. The shape and fabric of this cap give a new twist to the typical camo print.


Autumn hue

NUDE dress shirt with denim detail, Human
NUDE dress shirt with denim detail, Human


Burgundy may be a common fall color, but on a classic fedora, it can accentuate practically any look.


Mix it up!

FLORAL top, Bench
FLORAL top, Bench


The pattern and the color scheme of this unique cap bring out the artist that is Swanepoel. Wear it with a basic top or a more stylish outfit, and it will surely enhance your look.


Metallic mania

SPORTY tee, Bench
SPORTY tee, Bench


To create a fresh and chic vibe, pair this metallic cap with toned-down essentials like this neutral-colored statement tee.


Glam rock

BLACK lace top and inner tank top, Human
BLACK lace top and inner tank top, Human


Black and gold make a killer color combination that exudes sophistication and high style. Use it on a cool cap. Glam rock is the name of the game, no matter the outfit.



Maika Anthoni


Luis Carlo San Juan, Krista Rodriguez, Shoun David and Alex Eugenio


Justine del Rosario


Ethan David


Jasmin Alexandra Nulla

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