To celebrate its 30th year in the fashion industry, local clothing brand Bench held its very first Bench Fashion Week last March 10 to 13. The star-studded event was filled with some of the most fashionable ladies and gentlemen in the country: Richard Gomez, Solenn Heussaff, Isabelle Daza, Lovi Poe, and more.
With the theme “Love Local, Go Global,” Bench Fashion Week showcased designs from local talents Sassa Jimenez, Proudrace, and Ziggy Savella. They also launched the latest collections of home-grown brands Kashieca, Human, and Bench, as well as international favorites Vero Moda, Cotton On, and American Eagle Outfitters.
In between the fashionable runway looks and stylish guests during the event, here’s one thing we learned: fashion doesn't have to be complicated, what matters is how you carry yourself.
How did we stumble upon this nugget of wisdom? Well, we asked style icons and Instagram celebrities Yanna Cowper and Bea Marin, supermodels Willy Rodrigues and Jodilly Pendre, and Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2016 Maxine Medina for some ready-to-impress tips that would help any sartorially clueless bro instantly up his style quotient.
1) Willy Rodrigues on comfort for confidence:
"You can wear anything you want. It’s up to you. As long as you look comfortable and feel confident, nothing else matters."
2) Yanna Cowper on keepin' it cash:
"I like it when men wear jeans and sneakers. Plus, a nice button down shirt always works. Also, don’t forget to fix your hair!
3) Jodilly Pendre on the right combo:
"I only have one tip: Keep it simple! Shirt, pants, plus a nice pair of sneakers never fail to do the trick. Wag niyo daigin ang girls sa fashion!"
4) Bea Marin on bringing the swag:
"Dress comfortably! Nothing looks hotter than a guy who knows how to carry himself well."
5) Maxine Medina
"Spritzing on perfume is definitely a turn on! Aside from clean-cut guys, mabango guys always get a woman’s attention."
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