Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Mobo x Bench

It's has been trend du jour for quite a time now for big labels to collab with some hot designer. Others were quite succesful which becomes full pledge labels. Check Yohji and Stella with Adidas. There's also Neil Barrett and McQueen for Puma. Or the one-ofs for H&M by the likes of Rei Kawakubo, Karl and Cavalli. There are some that are ongoing still with wonderful results like Jeremy Scott with Longchamp (which I extremely LOVE!). On the homefront I'm happy that Bench has decided to collab with Lesley Mobo for an underwear line. Mobo was a Diesel Award winner at ITS fashion award and designer for the label Jasmine de Milo. He's from Aklan. This underwear line comes naturally since Mobo designed a brief piece for Absolut when it commissioned several hot designers (also included is Jean Pierre Braganza) to create underwear inspired by the vodka.

The ones I got were graphic statements with contrast pipings and print. Almost like what Helmut Lang did for his underwear line before.

The color blocking gives nod to the current fascination for 90's dressing of minimalism with a twist (at least that's what Elle Magazine is telling us, hehehe)

My fave piece is this boxer brief in a stripe that reminds me so much of construction lines or street signs.

Can't wait to get more Mobo x Bench ;)

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