Renowned Philippine and Dubai based Couturier and Asian Couture Federation member designer and Asian Couturier Extraordinaire, Michael Cinco will present his autumn/winter 2016 couture collection at Paris Haute Couture Week on the 3rd July 2016.

For over 15 years, Cinco has established his reputation as a leading couturier, one built on exceptional craftsmanship, attention to detail and creativity.

With the prominence of Paris as the heart of haute couture, the presence of Michael Cinco stands as a key moment in Asian couture. He commented, “Couture has always been my passion and the opportunity to present my work during Haute Couture Week is a tremendous honour.”

Uniquely for a couturier, Cinco has taken a single inspiration for both his couture collection and ready to wear collection for COUTURíSSIMO. Taking his cue from nature and the beauty of the butterfly, Cinco said, “My collection is a 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 gets them and still thrives on mystery. And yes, like the butterflies and the flowers, it is timeless.”

Along with his collection, Cinco will also showcase a unique collection to officially launch COUTURíSSIMO – The Asian Couture Federation’s online fashion portal that aims to make couture designed by leading couturiers accessible and affordable.

Asian Couture Federation vice president Emily Hwang and Michael Cinco
Asian Couture Federation vice president Emily Hwang and Michael Cinco

Commenting on the launch of COUTURíSSIMO, and the collaboration with Michael Cinco, Asian Couture Federation vice president Emily Hwang said, “The Asian Couture Federation has always had a fundamental belief in the importance of supporting Asian couture talent. The launch of COUTURíSSIMO is a key step in enabling us to ensure that leading Asian Couturiers gain global exposure. 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.”