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Designer Feature: Michael Cinco
Michael Cinco is best known for his lavishly elaborate couture gowns. Born in Samar, Philippines, and based in Dubai, Cinco is making waves on the Hollywood fashion scene, with celebrities like Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Tyra Banks and Sofia Veragar appearing on best dressed lists in his sensual, stunning gowns. No stranger to dressing the elite, Cinco has been designing couture gowns for the Gulf Arab royals for years. With dramatic silhouettes embellished with intricate details, his figure-conscious creations sparkle with crystal beading, opulent lace and lush textures.
It’s no surprise that his bridal collection, released in Spring 2013, effuses with his signature extravagant detailing and dramatic silhouettes. These gowns are showstoppers. Intricate motifs detail barely there bodices, sculptural folds create drama, and fantastic trains ensure the back of Cinco’s gowns are as breathtaking as the front.
The Michael Cinco 2014 collection, The Impalpable Dream of Religion, hails the rich jewel tones and opulent textures favoured by those with royal blood. Featuring body-conscious silhouettes, delicate lace juxtaposed against dramatic sheer panels and bold beading, the collection is a feast for the senses.
Credits: Image courtesy of Michael Cinco