furne one x bench
Bench, being one of the country’s top retail brand, has always been known for tapping the best of the best in the industry. This year, a stellar collaboration with one of Dubai’s most prestigious designers, Furne Onè, is born.
The early signs of Furne Onè’s creativity began at the age of 10. In 1994, he was rewarded in Mega Young Designers Competition, bringing the Filipino designer to the global fashion spotlight. As if all the stars aligned, Furne Onè honed his skills with an apprenticeship with Josie Natori, then garnered first prize at the Japan’s Women’s Wear Awards, then became a finalist in Manila’s Fashion Designer Awards three years later. With notable distinctions, Furne Onè has earned him a long list of elite clientele. In 2002, the designer opens his first boutique in Dubai and has been servicing clients with beautiful hand-stitched garments with the intricacy and unique design he has been known for. Six years after, Germany’s Next Top Model VIPs invited him to be a special guest designer in the show’s season finale with supermodel Heidi Klum. And this year, Bench collaborates with Furne Onè concocting three unforgettable scents for the season.
The face of Furne Onè’s scent for Bench is none other than Raina Hein of the 14th cycle of America’s Next Top Model. She was chosen as one of the 13 girls to compete in New York City for show and became known for her positive personality and unique look. The campaign is unique, beautiful, haunting and mysterious and is sure to create a stir—just like the brand and the designer themselves. The photo shoot was done in Reno, Nevada and was shot by renowned photographer Franz Szony known as a “photographic painter,” wherein he builds his “paintings” by shooting individual elements, scenes and objects then complied into a finalized image concept—which takes a devotion of time and seeing details rarely seen in the photograph aesthetic.
Three scents are released this season: Unholy Eau de Toilette, and an oxymoron of scents such as Beautiful Boy Eau de Toilette, and Handsome Girl Eau de Toilette. The first fragrance, Unholy, is bottled in a red, glass flask. A unisex scent, it has a top note of mandarin, a middle aroma of rose, and musk as its base note. Beautiful Boy, a fragrance for men, is a concoction of grapefruit, neroli, bergamot, cardamon, peppery, rosewood, iris and musk. And lastly Handsome Girl has a floral and fruity cocktail blend of apple, melon, lemon, orange, frangipani, neroli, cedarwood, amber and musk.
Set your scent-ses free this season and catch three of the most provocative scents by Furne Onè for Bench.
Unholy EDT (P468/100ml); Beautiful Boy (P398/70ml); Handsome Girl (P398/70ml) available at Bench stores.
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