For its holiday 2022 presentation, BFW continues to champion local fashion by partnering with Filipino designers like Antonina Abad Amoncio, Jenni Contreras, Russell Villafuerte, Martin Bautista, and Lesley Mobo
Since 2017, Bench Fashion Week (BFW) has been a true festival of style that championing both local and international design talents. Through the years, its runway has been graced by the designs of Rhett Eala, Vania Romoff, Joey Samson, Ivarluski Aseron, Dennis Lustico, JC Buendia, Mark Bumgarner, Albert Andrada, and New York-based designers like Rafe Totengco and Willy Chavarria, among others. After going virtual during the pandemic, BFW is happy to announce its return to the physical runway this year.
Its comeback to being a live onsite event is expected to be spectacular, especially, with its roster of Filipino design collaborators. For its holiday 2022 presentation, BFW is set to bring to the stage the latest from Suyen Corporation’s brands such as Cotton on and Urban Revivo. Womenswear brand Kashieca will be featuring a capsule collection in partnership with actress Lucy Torres-Gomez. Fashion designer Jenni Contreras will be showcasing a “tribute to our parents and their youth spent in the ‘70s” through her collection with the brand Human.
BFW 2022 will also present the works of Filipino designer Antonina Abad Amoncio, which is described as “a personal collection that explores shadows occupying spaces and escaping a source of light.” Russell Villafuerte, through his brand Strong Village, will showcase one-of-a-kind pieces made from upcycled materials and inspired by streetwear cultures. Martin Bautista will be celebrating his 15 years in the fashion industry with a collection that centers on vibrant colors and alternative occasionwear. Lastly, Lesley Mobo heads Bench’s “Masaganang Bukid” collection, “a tribute to our Filipino farmers and farming communities who have harvested in the fields across the provinces until the present day.”
BFW 2022 is set to take place from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2022 at The Playground of Bench Tower. Check out its show schedule below:
Sept. 30 (Friday)
Human x Jenni Contreras
Oct. 1 (Saturday)
Kashieca x Lucy Torres-Gomez
Oct. 2 (Sunday)
Bench x Lesley Mobo