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
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
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
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
The Bench team found itself taking up residence around the industrious urban backdrop of Shoreditch in East London for the Summer 2012 campaign. WATCH
Bench and global electronic music magazine Resident Advisor launch a series of compelling documentaires from around the world. WATCH