For creative director and designer Rafe Totengco, New York City is a good place to find yourself. Perpetually inspired by the energy, creativity and diversity of The Big Apple, Rafe has collaborated with Philippine clothing and lifestyle brand Bench for a capsule collection that combines his Filipino heritage and his New Yorker sensibilities.
Rafe X Bench is a collection that was crafted with the Filipino’s fast-paced life in mind. Despite being inspired by a city that’s thousands of miles away, the collection boasts apparel that reflects the Filipino spirit.
The pieces are wearable and with as many combinations as possible, says Rafe. Every bit a practical collection, it uses lightweight denim for the clothes, and cotton canvas for the bags. The clothes from this highly urban collection play around with a timeless color
story of black, white, indigo and burgundy, and come alive with sailor stripes and geometric prints.
To complete the looks, of course, are bags that bear Rafe’s signature spunk. From graphic pouches to black multi-pocket tote bags
with enough room for adventure,this selection of bags is sturdy enough to go places with you.
Visit benchtm.com/shop, like on Facebook benchmofficial, follow @benchtm on Twitter and Instagram. The Rafe X Bench capsule
collection is now available in select Bench stores nationwide.