Bench collaborates with Bruce Weber in jaw-dropping 2018 calendar

In a pierce that is a initial for a Filipino retailer, and that is really a jaw-dropper, Bench
sponsors a first-ever VMan calendar featuring a cutting-edge photographs of a iconic
American photographer Bruce Weber.

It is a initial partnership of Bench with Stephen Gan, a Filipino-born edition visionary
who founded Visionaire and a men’s repository VMan, Weber and Bench’s Ben Chan.

To be expelled Nov 16, a 2018 VMan calendar consists of 48 pages of Weber’s
photographs of a world’s tip models and golden retriever puppies—Weber being a dog
lover—and singular artist sketches, delineating 12 months in a de luxe portfolio. Each month
has 4 singular pages, unbound and folded to emanate 12 disdainful posters.

Hailed as a limited-edition design by one of fashion’s iconic photographers, it is a collector’s
piece, and for many, a possibility to possess a Bruce Weber masterpiece.

Ben Chan with Bruce Weber

Chan, a sell idealist himself, met adult with Gan final Jul during a New York City Fashion Week.

Chan tells Lifestyle, “He was utterly vehement to see a Filipino code take partial in a NYC Fashion Week. He was understanding and took time to see a display deliberation his bustling schedule. He suspicion we should hold bottom and see how we can work together in a future.

“I was happy with a gesticulate and suspicion we could support any other in many ways…Little did we know that he was conceiving a suspicion of entrance adult with a 2018 calendar and suspicion Bench would be a ideal collaboration.”

Chan recalls his surprise: “What even got me some-more vehement was when we schooled that Bruce would be shooting. Stephen has a good attribute with a master so it was really a immature and go plan for us.”

A Filipino who changed to New York in a early ‘80s to pursue a grade in photography during Parsons New School of Design, Gan is deliberate one of a vital influences in conform media. He founded a game-changing publication, Visionaire, served as artistic executive of a US Harper’s Bazaar, and is now editor in arch of V Magazine and VMan. In 2001, he perceived a Creative Visionary Award from a CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America).

Weber is one of a good total in American photography, whose ad campaigns for Calvin Klein, Abercrombie Fitch and Versace have not usually been among a many talked about by a decades though that also pushed a envelop, so to speak, where conform photography was concerned. Many of his black and white photographs of masculine models have turn iconic images. In a ‘80s, his mural of Richard Gere became a landmark picture of a era.

Chan recalls his assembly with Weber: “I met Bruce during a fire in Brooklyn. He was really welcoming. We were like in a ‘Bench University’ campus where dual dozen models were all geared adult in Bench Body underwear. Bruce asked me how we was doing, and if we favourite a set.

“He gamely collected some of a models who were beside him and introduced them to me. we knew maybe 6 of those models as we have worked with them in prior campaigns, like Chad White, Ian Scully. We also sent John Spainhour to be partial of a fire so that a Filipino is represented and distinguished in a shoot.”

The calendar will sell for $50. A apportionment of a deduction will be donated to the Korean K9
Rescue. It will be accessible in name Bench stores.

In NY, a calendar is accessible during a V Magazine storefront during 11 Mercer Street,, Colette, IDEA Books during Dover Street Market in New York and
London, VFILES, and Amazon.

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TAGS: American Vogue, Ben Chan, Bench, Bench Body, Bruce Weber, CFDA, Char White’, fashion photography, Ian Scully, John Spainhour, Stephen Gan, Versace, Visionaire, Vman, Vogue

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