MANILA, Philippines - Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco needs very little introduction, and provided a fitting end to day one of Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2013 at the SMX Convention Centre.
Cinco has earned international recognition for his intricately detailed couture gowns. After establishing his own couture house in Dubai in 2003, the Samar-born and London-educated designer went on to dress Middle East royals.
A spectacular crimson red dress, worn by Paloma Faith at the 2013 Met Gala, came right before the finale: a magnificent nude gown, with a flowing tulle train layered with a rain of precious stones and Swarovski crystals.
"A Michael Cinco woman is monied," he says in his website. "She may not be born into royalty but she better be married into one. My clothes appear seamless. It looks heavy but it floats. It looks expensive, simply because it is."
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Worn by Paloma faith in the 2013 Met Gala