Dubai-based designer-to-the-stars Michael Cinco will present his autumn-winter couture collection at Paris Haute Couture Week next month. In partnership with the Asian Couture Federation, of which he is a member, Filipino-born Cinco will unveil his collection on July 3 in collaboration with Couturissimo.
An audience of around 400 VIPs, select media and buyers have been invited to attend the exclusive show at the world-renowned fashion platform and biannual event.
“I am delighted to be presenting my a/w 2016 couture collection in Paris this July.” says Cinco “Couture has always been my passion and the opportunity to present my work during Haute Couture Week is a tremendous honour.”
Dovetailing Cinco’s presentation, The Asian Couture Federation will formally launch its initiative, called Couturissimo, in Europe’s fashion capital. The online portal will provide consumers access to affordable couture-inspired pieces created by respected designers. At the forefront of the endeavour is Cinco, who will send 30 pieces from his debut Couturissimo range down the ramp following his couture show.
“The launch of Couturissimo is a key step in enabling us to ensure that leading Asian couturiers gain global exposure,” says Emily Hwang, Vice President of the Asian Couture Federation, “We are delighted that Michael Cinco is one of the first couturiers that we are collaborating with to create an affordable and accessible collection that is inspired by the world of couture.”
Cinco’s prêt-a-porter and couture collections both take inspiration from flora and fauna this season.
“The butterfly is a flying flower. The flower, is a tethered butterfly.” he says, “My collection is an homage to the beauty of nature. Like the butterflies just out of their cocoons, hovering around the flowers in their midst. It is a celebration of uncluttered beauty, of raw elegance and lightness of being, and yet, of not so quiet serenity. It is a burst of colours amid the secrecy of black. It is for women who know their desires and ultimately get them and still thrive on mystery. And yes, like the butterflies and the flowers, it is timeless.”
Cinco has dressed the great and the good of the entertainment industry from Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Minogue to Mila Kunis and Kelly Brook.
To find out more about the designer and book an appointment at his Dubai atelier go to www.michaelcinco.com