Special Thanks to Press Office and Celebrity Michael Cinco
DUBAI-BASED FILIPINO DESIGNER MICHAEL CINCO IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS FABULOUS COUTURE GOWNS. HIS 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. Celebrities who wore Michael Cinco include Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Sofia Vergara, Mila Kunis, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith, Nicole Scherzinger, Fergie Ferguson, Dita Von Teese, Brandy, Ashanti, Chris Brown, Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell. Jennifer Lopez wore a crystallized Michael Cinco couture when she hosted American Music Awards in 2015. Sofia Vergara wore a stunning Michael Cinco gown at the Golden Globes 2013, who was voted Best Dressed by many TV shows and magazines in the US. British pop star Paloma Faith wore his couture dress at the MET Gala in New York.
Michael also designed several costumes for Mila Kunis for the sci-fi blockbuster movie Jupiter Ascending.Michael was chosen by Asian Couture Federation to be one of the elite members of the best designers in Asia headed by Kenzo Tanaka and ACF President Dr. Frank Cintamani. In 2014 Michael was conferred with PRESIDENTIAL AWARD for Outstanding Filipinos Overseas by President Benigno Aquino Jr. for his exemplification of the talent and industry which the Philippines has to offer to the world. Michael appeared in US hit realty show AMERICA’s NEXT TOP MODEL Cycle 16 and All-Star Cycle 17 finale hosted by Tyra Banks. He was also chosen as guest designer and guest judge in the new reality show ASIA’s NEXT TOP MODEL in 2013 and CHINA’s NEXT TOP MODEL in 2015 which was highly endorsed by Tyra Banks.
In November, 2011, he won the BREAKTHROUGH DESIGNER Award from the WGSN Global Fashion Awards held in Gotham Hall, New York, against top contenders. Michael won Best Designer award in Grazia’s Style Awards 2016. Michael had won the People’s Choice Award at Dubai Fashion Week 2010. He was chosen as one of the top movers in Dubai in the Ahlan Hot 100 in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2016.
Michael just recently debuted his Autumn-Winter Collection 2016 at the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. He wowed audiences at Dubai Fashion Week, Miami Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, Singapore Fashion Week, Perth Fashion Week, Philippine Fashion Week and did shows in New York and London.Michael Cinco launched his first, ever perfume called, IMPALPABLE, in 2012. In 2015, he launched his first ever limited edition underwear collection for international brand BENCH.Born on August 27, 1971, Michael Cinco 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. In the picturesque island of Samar, in the Philippines, the young Cinco would indulge in games of dress-up with his Hollywood muses: “I pictured those fabulous heroines and imagined dressing them up in my creations. I chased after those visions….” “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 Art s 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”.
MICHAEL CINCO, YOU’RE THE MOST FAMOUS DESIGNER IN EMIRATES, WELL KNOWN WORLDWIDE ABOUT YOUR ONE-OFF COLLECTIONS WHICH HAVE DRESSED QUITE SOME INTERNATIONAL STARS. YOU’VE TAKEN PART TO THE EXCLUSIVE FASHION WEEKS. HOW DO YOU EXPERIENCING THIS PROFESSIONAL GROWING SPREAD WITHIN MEDIA,BUYERS,AND SOCIAL NETWORK NOT LEAST?
Confucius, a great Chinese philosopher once said “A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door.”
I have always dream of La Dolce Vita when I was a kid while living in Samar, a small town in a fishing village in the Philippines. This all where it started that I dream of Rainbows and Butterflies and created my own world of fantasies.
I wanted to become a fashion designer where I can look at myself and the amazing impalpable world of fashion that I create each day. When you let this happen unconditionally, it is the beginning of something very magical and it never ends.
Being a fashion designer is competitive and creatively challenging. It is a lot of hard work. You have long hours going through lookbooks, materials, trends,competetion, marketing, & it could get overwhelming in a good way. You work like a machine, producing designs for every season. There’s no break.
Life is but a beautiful journey of coincidence for your enjoyment and appreciation of love in a moment forever.
WHAT’S THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS? YOUR INSPIRATION?
The key to my success and inspiration is LOVE.
I love the philosophy that love is itself an invisible thread that is never broken and can always be worn out as long as it’s held within. Maybe, the ‘fabric of life’ is another beautiful metaphor and that is the key of success when you have a beautiful heart that loves.
Beyond the boundaries of time and space I know I am loved.
WE KNOW THAT SOON YOU’LL BE IN USA WITH YOUR CREATIONS, CAN YOU GIVE US A SNEAK PREVIEW IF YOU COULD?
The Impalpable Dream of The CHRYSALIS, a Spring-Summer 2018 collection is fusing with baroque opulence, luxurious fabrics and, most importantly of all, a potent and permanently palpable priapic impalpable energy to the Generation Y, the Millennials.
Streamlined ethereal silhouettes, butterflies and whimsical details to cure and feed our romantic soul and fantasies.
MICHAIL CINCO REPRESENT HAUTE COUTURE DRESSES, BUT ALSO HAVE A BRIDAL COLLECTION, IF I’M NOT MISTAKEN?
Michael Cinco Couture has exquisite experimentation with colour, cut, fabric and style Couture Dresses and Bridal gowns adorned with lace and embellishment which exude elegance and originality.Each of these designs have a beautiful story
The last few years it has been hard to keep up with the demand for bridal appointments.
I’m fond of dresses having two things going on, arriving looking one way, and leaving looking another.I know what women want, they want to be beautiful whether in Haute Couture dresses or becoming a bride.
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018: TAKING THE STOCK OF THE SITUATION, WHAT’S YOUR POINT OF YOU ABOUT THAT LAST EDITION? HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE ACTING AS HAUTE COUTURE DESIGNER? WHO WAS THE LUCKY ACTRESS THAT HAVE WEARED YOUR ULTIMATE GOWN?
It’s an amazing experience and a thrill every time. Acting as A Haute Couture designer, is always an honor and a treat to be there.. It’s almost as exciting to watch the audience as it is to watch the show!
Last year, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan descended upon the Cannes red carpet in a powder-blue dreamy Cinderella Michael Cinco gown that shut down the runway.
This year, she did it again. This time, channeling Georgia O’Keeffe in a exquisite 3-meter train butterfly gown fully embroidered in ultra-violet Swarovski crystals and she did manage to serve us drama in this long train gown at the red carpet of the 71st CANNES Film Festival.
Taking those traditions and pushing them forward into the future. It’s all about mystery, about not revealing too much.
BONUS QUESTION: DO YOU BELIEVE THAT FASHION SYSTEM HAVE FELT THE EFFECTS OF THE RECESSION?AND HOW THAT CHANGES INFLUENCED BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS?
There’s a mood: It doesn’t feel right to show things that are overly opulent or steeped in luxury, in light of everything going on in the world. Fashion designers are receptors, they have refined antennas, and it comes out on the runway.
LET’S SAY YOU’RE TALKING WITH A YOUNG TALENTED DESIGNER: WHAT ARE YOUR ADVICE YOU’LL TELL HIM TO STAND OUT IN FASHION SYSTEM?
Be yourself and always be humble. Talent is not enough – you need to get out there and make sure everybody knows about your skills.Be inspired to ‘live to love’ and allow love to find you in every moment.
GIVING THANKS TO YOU, ABOUT YOUR TIME SPENT ON THIS INTERVIEW, COULD YOU TELL US WHERE OUR FOLLOWERS CAN BE UPTADE ABOUT YOUR WORKS, CREATION AND EVENTS RELATED?
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