you still have two days to catch the exhibit curated by bench pinoy lab at playground, the third-floor space of dimensione, bonifacio high street! it ends tomorrow, feb 28. we happened to have a meeting yesterday afternoon at BHS, so we made it a point to drop by. and we're glad we did. so many interesting things! and a lot of them were for sale.
this was what greeted us as we went up the escalator. we heart philippines:
but not everything was labeled, so sometimes we didn't know whose clothes we were looking at. like this dress, which was selling for over 8,000 pesos. it must have like a hundred panels—so much work went into this dress! beautiful! (one staffer told us it was by joey samson. but she wasn't sure, so she had to ask someone else.)
more of joey samson's work, the now-famous open-weave terno:
nationalism is the new black. T-shirts by bench:
we like the way the sun cast an interesting pattern on the floor from the window bars:
more fun, funky, and filipiniana installations:
cute, one-of-a-kind accessories, including a necklace that looks like something we made out of a plastic chain we bought at saizen and strung with tiny toys:
these mannequins were admiring the art on the wall, but it seems someone moved their bench ;-)
we'd like to see some hot guy with a lean, muscular body to wear these trousers without a shirt. sino kaya??
plus more interesting clothing, though we're not sure if they're for sale: