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    Bench History

  • Born in 1989 initially as a small menswear brand with roots in skate and BMX culture, Bench today is a global fashion brand presenting stylish clothing with a functional edge suited to the needs of 24 hour life. Throughout its evolution, Bench has maintained its uniqueness, and successfully expanded internationally, developing iconic products such as the hoody to remain in tune to the cultural zeitgeist while integrating both womenswear and kids collections. Bench is now renowned as a brand that offers fashionable, comfortable, wearable and timeless pieces.

    Bench continues to focus on design features that equip the wearer for a 24 hour lifestyle. Fully rooted in the brand DNA and sustained by a contemporary and functional-led approach to product design, revealing developments in fabric and construction to create collections that meet the demands of modern 24-hour city life. The two core elements of the new product range structure are Life and Performance.

    An iconic piece of Bench heritage, the hoodie has been the brands area of expertise since its inception a quarter of a century ago. The Bench hoodie has been a staple wardrobe component for many a city dweller the world over.






Autumn Winter 2014 celebrates 25 years of Bench heritage making Multipurpose City Clothing - Adaptability, Security, Safety, Insulation. WATCH

- 24 Hour LIfe

Palma. A campaign about living from the am to pm, being active, social and healthy - balancing work and play 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. WATCH

Berlin: A campaign about people who thrive in the city, with a purpose-built collection designed to be on the move. WATCH

- Self Made

Let's Make It Happen. A love letter to New York and the people doing it for themselves, led by a compelling doc of 5 real New Yorkers (directed by Ben Fries). WATCH

- Performance

San Sebastian. A fun and colourful sportswear campaign influenced by Bench's streetwear heritage - the surf, skate and BMX scene of the late 80s. WATCH

- Self Made

A call out to all those with a DIY attidude. The doers, the movers, the shakers and most of all the creators. Those people making things happen. WATCH

- 2012

The Bench team found itself taking up residence around the industrious urban backdrop of Shoreditch in East London for the Summer 2012 campaign. WATCH

- Real Scenes

Bench and global electronic music magazine Resident Advisor launch a series of compelling documentaires from around the world. WATCH