Our Exclusive Interview with Michael Cinco. The Next Biggest Fashion Designer to Watch Out For in 2013!

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Photo Credit: Michael Cinco

WHO: Michael Cinco. World-renowned Filipino fashion designer based in Dubai with impalpable aura of strong design and imagination, who dressed countless Hollywood celebrities and royalty, recognized by major award giving bodies such as one of the most prestigious fashion award organizations, WGSN Global Fashion Award in New York for his outstanding creative talent. His fashion creations always blow my mind.

When I “Pinterest” his designs, for sure women would follow regardless where in the world they may be ….

His famous quote, “A Michael Cinco woman is moneyed. She may not be born into royalty but she better be married into it. My clothes appear seamless. It looks heavy and yet it floats. It looks expensive simply because it is.”

Below: Michael Cinco Weddings Spring-Summer Collection 2013.
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He deserves my breakthrough recommendation. Let me share with you my exclusive interview with the one and only, Michael Cinco.

Emily: Hi Michael thanks for gracing me with this interview. It is a privilege to be talking to you. I’m a fan of your creative designs and a huge believer in your talent.

Michael Cinco: Thank you so much.

Below: Michael Cinco Weddings Fall-Winter Collection 2013.
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Emily: Let me get straight to the questions I’ve been curious to ask. How would you define “Michael Cinco couture?” What is the common signature of your designs? What is the “mark” of Michael Cinco couture?

Michael Cinco: I am more known in my crystallized couture gowns and detailed wedding gowns. You just mentioned it…”A Michael Cinco woman is moneyed. She may not be born into royalty but she better be married into one. My clothes appear seamless. It looks heavy and yet it floats. It looks expensive simply because it is.”

Emily: You have countless of major celebrities and royalties who wore Michael Cinco but who else is/are your dream celebrities that you’d like to dress or work with?

Michael Cinco: It has been always my dream to see Angelina Jolie and Cate Blanchett wearing my couture gowns on the red carpet.

Below: Michael Cinco Celebrity Clients
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Emily: What are two of the most memorable experiences in your fashion career so far?
Michael Cinco: When I won Breakthrough Designer in WGSN Global Fashion Awards in New York in 2011 and when i appeared in America’s Next Top Model for 2 seasons. These two amazing experiences gave me great exposure to be recognized by powerful stylists in Hollywood and saw my couture gowns worn by popstars and celebrities like Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Britney Spears, Fergie, Chris Brown and other celebrities.

Below: Michael Cinco WGSN Global Fashion Awards in New York.
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Emily: What has been the most popular dress/design you have been recognized so far?
Michael Cinco: The Impalpable Dream couture gown I made for Swarovski event in 2007.

Below: Michael Cinco’s first Impalpable Dreams collection that was made in 2007.

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Photo Credit: Michael Cinco for Impalpable Dream Collection 2007

Emily: You have pioneered “eco-couture” as featured on America’s Next Top Model, could you please tell us more about eco-couture, what is it and what’s the idea behind it?
Michael Cinco: I was asked by Tyra Banks to design a couture collection using recycled materials which was shot in Olinda landfill in LA by Nigel Barker. My idea was to create a couture dresses that are made from recycled materials like safety pins, parachute, broken mirrors, pvc’s, garbage bags and plastics. Basically I created things that you see in garbage and transformed them into fabulous couture gowns. I made the clothes huge and long so the models will dominate and look couture goddesses on top of a dumpsite.

Below: Michael Cinco on America’s Next Top Model
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Emily: What are your big fashion “No No’s”?
Michael Cinco: I hate women who wear clothes that are 2 sizes smaller than their body….

Emily: What is that one thing that you can share with us that people don’t know yet about you?

Michael Cinco: People should know that I don’t wear sunglasses when I go to bed…hahaha…

Below: Michael Cinco on Designer Scents Collection
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Emily: Aside from your passion with fashion design, what else do you enjoy doing?

Michael Cinco: One of my greatest dreams is to be a movie director.

Emily: Share five of your favorite things
Michael Cinco: Maria Callas and Edith Piaf music, Savignon Blanc, chocolates, Goyard and my collection of limited edition sunglasses.

Emily: I know that your atelier is currently based in Dubai but for those of us who live here in the US and would like to reach out to you, do you have a showroom or do you have any up coming fashion shows or plans to expand your brand in the US?

Michael Cinco: I have a PR company who represents my brand in the US and is based in Los Angeles headed by Antonio Esteban of StylePR. I have some bridal boutiques that stock my wedding collection in Moscow.

Below: Michael Cinco Fashion Runway Collections
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Emily:  Thanks so much for this interview.  Good luck to you and I’m looking forward to the day that I’ll be wearing your gorgeous fashion designs!  To all my readers please visit Michael Cinco’s website at www.michaelcinco.com

Below: Michael Cinco New Runway Collections 2013
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Note: All Photo Credit: Michael Cinco
MICHAEL CINCO
Fashion Designer
Website: www.michaelcinco.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelcincocouture
Instagram: http://instagram.com/michael5inco
Twitter: Twitter: https://twitter.com/michael5inco

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