From Vivoree, Bianca Umali, Ina Raymundo, and more, these stars looked like pros with their fiery runway debuts at Bench Fashion Week 2023.
Dubbed as the hottest fashion event in the country this season, Bench Fashion Week has always been a space of inspiration and innovation in the local fashion scene. This year, the three-day Bench Spring/Summer show has assembled some of the best that Filipino fashion can offer, showcasing exciting brand collaborations and glamorous presentations.
And of course, it’s not a Bench runway without the country’s brightest stars in attendance. From gorgeous beauty queens to this generation’s most popular content creators, the star power matched the summer heat. Some of them even made quite a mark with their catwalk debuts that set the runway on fire. Scroll below to see the celebrities who strutted their stuff for the first time and did not disappoint.
Perhaps the runway debut that made the most impact, Vivoree’s confident walk for Bench’s swim collection quickly earned praise and even became a trending topic online. Is it really Vivoree’s first time? Because her fierce presence on the runway was just so good. What a pro.
The Matapang singer and He’s Into Her actress also celebrated the feat via a lengthy IG post where she thanked everyone for the outpouring of support. “I’ve always known that I’m meant to shine one way or another, no matter how long it takes,” she says. Vivoree really is the moment.
The Write One actress Bianca Umali also graced the Bench runway for the first time ever. It’s extra special for Bianca who joins her reel and real-life partner Ruru Madrid at the summer fashion show. “So blessed and grateful to be part of this. Until the next!” Bianca says in her Instagram post.
One of GMA Network’s emerging stars, singer-actor Yasser Marta ticked off an item from his bucket list after his first-ever Bench/ fashion show. A “one for the books” experience, Yasser shares after his shirtless debut.
Definitely a highlight of the Bench/ swim collection runway show is Ina Raymundo stunning everyone with her ageless beauty. “This one’s for us, GEN X!” writes the 47-year-old star in her Instagram post. Yes, that’s some MOTHER energy right there.
Dream Maker finalist Jay-R Albino gives us all some powerful visuals with his first-ever runway experience.
One of Sparkle GMA Artist Center’s emerging young stars, Anjay Anson, also marked his Bench Fashion Show debut appearance. “Turning dreams into reality,” the Sparkle U actor says of his “surreal” experience on the runway for the Human x TRNZ collection.
Celebrity brother Diego Gutierrez enters his model era as he finally becomes part of the Bench family for the first time. His sister, Janine Gutierrez, was also present at the show and even congratulated her baby brother for his achievement.