Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco is well-known for the jaw-droppingly beautiful, fairy tale-esque gowns he has created for everyone from celebrities to real-life princesses. A Michael Cinco gown is dramatic, structured, drenched in crystal embroideries, and filled with incredibly artistic and scintillating details. Get ready for a visual feast!
Style and Designs
Michael Cinco’s innate creativity and masterful techniques have catapulted him to the front ranks of fashion. He has cultivated a dedicated following for the luxe and intricacy of his designs, with their fresh, elegant and detailed juxtapositions of fabric and Swarovski crystals.
Latest Collection – The Impalpable Dream of Versailles
Michael Cinco’s F/W 2017 collection, entitled “The Impalpable Dream of Versailles“, was inspired by the magnificent and opulence of the French palace and its extravagant 17th century interiors. As a reflection of the sparkling candle lights in the Hall of Mirrors and intricately painted ceilings, the collection features baroque couture designs, extraordinary structures , Swarovski – infused details, and rich floral embroideries.
About the Designer
Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco is best known for his fabulous couture gowns. Born on August 27, 1971, he grew up enthralled by the glamour of the women of classic Hollywood movies. The impeccable elegance and sophistication of Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly, Joan Crawford and Audrey Hepburn created an indelible impression on his formative design imagination.
“Moving to the Middle East was a big leap for me, the region is a haven of haute couture,” he recalls. “In my first job in Dubai, I reinvented the image of a slightly staid fashion house, and succeeded in injecting new fashion nuances. Now, it’s great to know that the elite fashionistas of Dubai eventually recognized my passion for fashion.”
In 2002, Michael went to Paris and London to seek out more fashion inspiration. The new landscape brought him renewed vigour for the arts, fashion and the social scene. His fascination for London’s mix of old tradition and contemporary edginess made him stay there for a time. He decided to study at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. Armed with newer and fresher ideas and geared toward new challenges, he returned to Dubai and established his own label MICHAEL CINCO Dubai in 2003.
Michael Cinco revels in giving out this quote: “A Michael Cinco woman is moneyed. She may not be born into royalty but she better be married into one. My clothes appear seamless. They look heavy and yet they float. They look expensive simply because they are”.
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