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Nicolo Perez, Gabbie Sarenas, and Jo Ann Bitagcol set to unveil collections at Bench Fashion Week Summer 2024

Nicolo Perez, Gabbie Sarenas, and Jo Ann Bitagcol set to unveil collections at Bench Fashion Week Summer 2024

Plus, fresh styles from local and international brands heat up the runway

Get ready for a sizzling summer showcase as Bench Fashion Week returns to unveil a new lineup for summer 2024. This season, the spotlight is on designers celebrating local craftsmanship, compelling narratives, intimate connections, self-love, and self-discovery—all infused with elevated fashion ethos and sartorial sophistication.

Nicolo’s past collection

Nicolo Perez

After earning a psychology degree, Nicolo ventured into fashion design. His menswear brand, Nicolo, has been featured in various design competitions. His upcoming collection, titled “Collection 3: Pick Me,” explores the universal theme of yearning for acceptance and self-discovery. Drawing inspiration from flower arrangement, vintage floral botanicals, outdoor gear, and workwear, the collection promises a unique visual journey.

Jo Ann Bitagcol

Guided by a passion for design and photography, Jo Ann’s fashion journey began as a model and muse. Her debut collection pays homage to Philippine heritage, culture, and identity. Exploring the traditional Philippine dress through a contemporary lens, Jo Ann presents a collection that is both nostalgic and modern.

Gabbie Sarenas past collection

Gabbie Sarenas

A graduate of SoFA Design Institute, Gabbie worked with Hindy Weber before launching her line. Inspired by the private and tender moments of romantic relationships, her collection “Tanan” features intricate pieces perfect for treasured moments, especially on wedding days.

Carla Zhang

Le Ngok

Le Ngok takes us on an immersive journey through the narratives of designer Carla Zhang. Presenting “There’s Nothing Wrong,” Carla draws from her personal journey with anxiety, creating a collection that resonates with those who share similar experiences.

Joey Samson

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Known as the “garment surgeon,” Joey draws inspiration from Barroco garment patterns. His collection features a diverse range of menswear and womenswear with contemporary elements, capturing the essence of both the past and the present.

Rhett Eala for Kashieca

With over three decades in the industry, Rhett unveils a chic womenswear collection for Kashieca, echoing the captivating beauty of summer through knits and floral prints.

From the Suyen Corporation umbrella, other brands presenting their latest collections include Human, Cotton On, Urban Revivo, La Vie En Rose, and Bench. Mark your calendars for this hot event happening from March 8 to 10, 2024.

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