The very thought of coming to a fashion designer for something can be rather alienating; you either feel as if the occasion has to be special enough or that you're about to drop a ton of cash for a custom, wear-once creation. Nodding your head in agreement? Allow us to pause and declare that going bespoke, with its painstaking attention to detail and lovingly handmade craftsmanship, is always ideal for all the most momentous events in your life...but, nevertheless, perhaps tailoring just isn't your idea of daily wear.
Not, that is, 'til Patty Ang's collaboration with Bench. She's handing you the foundations of a chic, sensible â wardrobe on a candy-colored platter—think crisp square trousers, billowing high-necked tops, and suiting separates that'll look stellar both in the boardroom or happily mismatched at any loungey weekend brunch. And those fabrics! We're fans of her wearable take on bright corduroy and neutral, trench-shaped poplin (sleeveless, of course, to suit our local climes).
We reckon your interest's piqued. Here, scroll through the entire collab collection plus Sarah Lahbati's surprise appearance at the very end.