Have you always dreamt of wearing Michael Cinco? Well you're in luck, as the first Couturissimo store has finally opened in the Philippines, giving you access to some of his most affordable dresses and gowns yet.
Couturissimo is a multi-designer brand that gets couturiers to create ready-to-wear pieces that sell at more affordable rates. The store officially launched on January 26 and is located at Greenbelt 5 in Makati City. Michael Cinco himself led the opening.
The renowned Dubai-based Filipino designer 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, 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 Filipinos who want 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 said "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 how Michael has become 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."
This story originally appeared on Pep.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.