The Art: Bench Pinoy Lab Exhibit

It's a rarity for people to really consider clothes as art. Maybe the fact that they're too common gives the impression that there's nothing else to marvel at. A shame, because in fact, what we wear is really our own artwork, our own masterpiece to the world. Anyhow, the point I'm driving at is that much like paintings, sculptures, and installations, clothes should have, even every once in a while, a showcase it can call its own.

That's why I was excited to hear about the exhibit put together by the Bench group called "Objects, Garments, Ornaments" held at the 3rd floor of the Dimensione Building in Bonifacio High Street. It houses Bench, Human, and Kashieca's collaborations with several celebrated local designers, including my hands-down favorite, Joey Samson. The best thing about it for me is that if you like what you see, you can get to bring it home!

While I didn't find anything of interest, the idea was great and we could really always use a lot more events like this that rightfully romanticize clothing. Kudos to Bench for the initiative, now if we can only talk about minimizing the use of your brand name in your clothes.

A new take on the Spanish elistista look

Highlighting the immortal khaki + white combination

A nice jacket alongside my favorites from the exhibit

Joey Samson's modern terno looks so damn fresh!

Charming printed tops to cap the night


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