For a while now I have worked on the mens and ladies footwear ranges for Bench. Collaborating and using their inspiration from the clothing range, we successfully put together a pretty clean cut, fun and good looking range. Simple uppers, understated branding and the odd funky colour, this was a brilliant project. The mens sports section has a modern smart casual look and the ladies makes the most of eye catching prints. Pull tabs stitched down with a leather tab and X stitched for strength, some really nice detailing and something that offers that little bit extra.
It all started in Manchester in the dynamic late 80s, a time of thriving youth subcultures; skateboarding and bmxing were on the rise and the ‘madchester’ music scene was about to take the world by storm. Bench was at the heart … Read More »