A Michael Cinco creation is now readily available to fashionistas here with the opening of the first Couturissimo store in the Philippines.
Last Friday, January 26, the renowned Dubai-based Filipino couturier led the store launch located at Greenbelt 5 in Makati City.
Michael shared his photo from the launch on his Instagram account, and thanked everyone who made it possible.
He wrote, "Opening of my pret-a-porter line under COUTURiSSIMO store in Greenbelt 5 Makati...
"Thank you Asian Couture Federation President @frankcintamani And Vice-President @emilyhwangofficial For the trust and support...
"Thank you Raffy and Kat Florencio...Thank you to my business partner @sayed5inco...@Couturissimo @asiancouturefederation"
In a short interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), the 46-year-old designer expressed his excitement now that Filipinos will be able to get their hands on his prêt-à-porter collection.
Michael said, "I have so many Filipino who wants to have a Michael Cinco dress... a couture dress which is very affordable."
During the program, Michael said his design inspiration comes from "everything."
When asked to elaborate about this, he further explained, "Being a designer, you're inspired with everything you see.
"From the music, the movies you watch, from the culture, and the places that you visit."
Currently, he's inspired by "love" and explained, "At the moment, I'm looking for love so I want to inspire with love."
Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes were among the VIP guests at the launch.
During the interview, Michael named Marian his favorite muse, "She's so kalog and she's so natural."
The 33-year-old Kapuso actress thanked Michael and told PEP.ph in a separate interview that Michael is that kind of a good friend.
Marian beamed, "Si Michael ay isang kaibigan na talagang maite-treasure naming mag-asawa dahil siya yung gumawa ng wedding ko... yang pinaka-dream wedding gown ko.
"So after that, talagang mabuting kaibigan ko talaga siya."
Does she have another favorite Michael Cinco creation apart from her wedding gown?
She hesitated to reply, explaining, "Wala akong tulak kabigin kasi lahat talaga ng mga gowns ni Michael, kahit simpleng dress lang, para sa akin, the best talaga, e."