open call for designers nationwide
Be one of the three winners who will be sent
to Tokyo on October 2019 to showcase
their collection at TOKYO Fashion Week.
deadline of entries: JUNE 15 2019
Made local, born global. With a story that dates back to 1987, BENCH/ has grown from a humble t-shirt brand to a continually evolving lifestyle brand tailored to fit the taste of Filipinos the world over. From setting up shop in retail spaces abroad to tapping internationally recognized collaborators and brand ambassadors, the brand has made it its mission, above all, to create opportunities for local design and craftsmanship to take their rightful place on the global stage.
True to its vision of putting Philippine fashion on the map, BENCH/ launched the Bench Design Awards (BDA) in 2017. A special initiative created to put the spotlight on undiscovered talent in the local fashion industry, the Bench Design Awards is an open call for emerging designers nationwide. A massive success on its first two years, the BDA ties together with the biannual Bench Fashion Week, where the competition’s finalists are able to showcase their respective collections. From the top 10 finalists, three are hailed winners and are sent to Japan for the competition’s ultimate prize: the chance to present their winning collections at the Asian Fashion Meets Tokyo show at the famed Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo.eee