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Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010: Bench, Human, Kashieca

Three Bench group brands bring in celebrity beauties for their runway show.
Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010: Bench, Human, Kashieca Three Bench group brands bring in celebrity beauties for their runway show.

Expect a Bench show to be a big extravaganza what with your favorite stars sashaying down the catwalk and hordes of fans screaming at the top of their lungs. With its innumerable celebrity endorsers on billboards at every corner of EDSA, there's not a doubt Bench has become a household name. More importantly, expect an enormous collection styled for the young and hip.

Opening the show was Isabelle Daza for Human, in a sparkly tank and tie-dye jeans. Some patchwork jeans were also featured but the tie-dye jeans and plaid seemed to be the highlight of the collection. Printed stockings and leggings, lace tops and redefined suits were also thrown into the mix.

A very fresh-looking Bea Alonzo in Kashieca led human dolls in pretty feminine looks with loads of character—very distinctive of the brand. Solid colors of pastels and bright hues liberally layered defined the collection with some frills and ruffles adding a bit of texture. Skirts from minis to A-line to full ones, as well as bermuda shorts, were paired with cardigans and slouchy tops that can go from preppy to laid-back.

Finally, Bench sent down form-fitting jeggings—which took the most flight on the catwalk—matched with printed tank tops, which Shaina Magdayao and Angelica Panganiban strutted in. There were also some sequined tops, cardigans, jackets and hoodies, the usual cotton tees, plus jodhpurs trotting down the runway.

Click here to view the Bench Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010 fashion show.
Click here to view the Human Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010 fashion show.
Click here to view the Kashieca Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2010 fashion show.


—Nikki Santiago, Associate Market Editor