Trust Bench to come up with yet another brilliant designer collaboration, this time with South African born, New York milliner Albertus Swanepoel. Mr. Swanepoel was in town recently to launch his hat collection for Bench and give a talk about designing and branding. I thought it was quite unselfish of Bench to invite young, and seasoned local designers to listen to his inspiring talk.
Albertus has done hats for fashion's biggest names, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera and Marc Jacobs, to name a few.
The BenchXAlbertusSwanepoel collection is available at Bench stores. I bought a bonnet/cap that's so perfect for travel, and bad hair days.
|Mr. Albertus Swanepoel's inspiring talk at the Bench Tower.|
Some of the hats on exhibit at the Bench Tower from Albertus Swanepoel's past collections.
Some of the pieces from the Albertus Swanepoel's collection for Bench.
|I was extremely lucky to have my BenchXAlbertusSwanepoel bonnet/cap signed by the man himself,|
Mr. Albertus Swanepoel.