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Bench provides instant gratification at flagship store with fresh summer looks

02:56 PM March 10, 2018

The BFW SS18 pop-up at the Bench flagship store at Bonifacio High Street PHOTOS BY RAOUL CHEEKEE

Local lifestyle and apparel brand Bench has made good on its “see now, buy now” promise by putting the complete Spring-Summer 2018 collections on sale at its flagship store in Bonifacio High Street.
The pop-up at the third level offers separates by brands like Vero Moda, Karen Millen and Kashieca as well as pieces by designers Vania Romoff, Jaggy Glarino (Jaggy), Jenni Contreras (Problem Studios) and RJ Santos (Randolf Clothing).

Romoff opened Bench Fashion Week 2018 on Friday with a collection of neoprene dresses that were cut away from the body and gave off a summery vibe. Those same pieces were on display and for sale at the Bench flagship store that day, and will be available until March 25.

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In a Business of Fashion post published Friday afternoon (March 9), the brand’s four-collection collaboration (Tommy Now) with model Gigi Hadid has met with much success, “erasing the standard six-month wait between the runway and retail, and allowing for something rare: instant gratification.”

Returning to the Bench Fashion Week runway today after their Tokyo Fashion Week debut are Contreras, Santos and Glarino, winners of the first Bench Design Awards.

Quilted jackets by Jaggy Glarino

Pieces from their respective collections were already on display at the pop-up yesterday including the sheer yellow top and dark wide-legged pants combo by Santos, a graphic print top with long ruched sleeves by Contreras, and a trio of eye-catching jackets with rainbow-colored quilted details by Glarino.

Closing Bench Fashion Week 2018 later this afternoon are the collections by designer Joey Samson, and the Bench and Assembly brands.

Looks by RJ Santos and Jenni Contreras

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