Blackout is a denim and underwear fashion event held last night, July 25, at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
The event introduced the latest Bench denim and underwear collection and also featured the works of four Filipino artists — Abi Goy (illustrator/graphic designer), Jun de Leon (premiere photographer), Raymond Red (filmmaker), and Lesley Lobo (fashion designer). It was a star-studded event that featured stars from both ABS-CBN and GMA Network. Stars that graced the event include: Richard Gutierrez, Dingdong Dantes, Jake Cuenca, Sam Milby, Diether Ocampo, Gerald Anderson, Kim Chiu, Enchong Dee, David Chua, Zanjoe Marudo, Bruce Quebral, Kian Kazemi, Robi Domingo, Ejay Falcon, Valerie Weignmann, Angelica Panganiban, Sarah Geronimo, John Prats, Rayver Cruz, Jon Avila, Shaina Magdayao, Rica Peralejo, Iya Villania, Christian Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go, Ryan Eigenmann, Katrina Halili, Alessandra de Rossi, JC de Vera, Ehra and Michelle Madrigal, Jay-R, Bubbles Paraiso, Margaret Wilson, Marco Alcaraz, Francine Prieto, Carlene Aguilar, Precious Adona, Nancy Castiglione, Jennifer Lee, Jon Hall, Jomari Yllana, Wendell Ramos, Antonio Aquitania, John Estrada, Priscilla Meirelles, Brent Javier, Luke Jickain, Carlo Guevara, John James Uy, Carlos Concepcion, Janvier Daily, Benj Besa, Bugz Daigo, Chad Burden, Richard Gomez and wife Lucy Torres-Gomez.
Blackout is the fourth edition of Bench’s biennial denim and underwear fashion event. The first three were One Night Only (2002), Understatement (2004), and Fever (2006).