Michael Cinco's Russian Dream highlights Day 1 of Fashion Week 2013

May 23, 2013 10:35 pm 

PASAY CITY, May 22 — The Philippine Fashion Week 2013 opened Wednesday at the SMX Convention Center at the MOA Complex in Pasay City.

The 5 day event that will run untill May 25 will feature Filipino designers and brands including retail giants like Penshoppe, Bench, SM Stores, JAG, and Dickies as part of this year’s Holiday Collection.

For its 16th year and 22nd season, fashion week opened to a star-studded show that was graced by the US Ambassador to the Philippines, Harry Thomas among other foreign dignitaries and fashion showbiz celebrities like Raymond Guiterrez, Tessa Priote Valdez and fashion designer Renee Salud.

For the first show of the season, Ingrid Chua, Divine Lee, and Ruffa Gutierrez took on the runway for SM Store Ladies’ Fashion showcasing branded apparel from Folio, Coco Cabana, Studio S, Weekender, Philosophy and NY Square and Parisan.

In line with fashion show’s objective of propelling Filipino brands to global recognition, the SM Store collection with its vibrant, tropical and tribal prints both for formal and casual wear aims to “provide Filipinas with the chic-est options to suit a variety of lifestyles.”

Meanwhile Michael Cinco, a Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer who first caught the international eye with his couture designs in Cycle 16 of the hit reality tv series “America’s Next Top Model,” and then later in the All-Star Cycle of the same show, ended the night with his lavish collection entiled “Impalpable Dream of Russia.” Heavily embroidered in Swarovski crystals stitched on in intricate designs, Cinco’s collection of black and white couture collection earned him a standing ovation as he closed day one of fashion week. This was also Cinco’s 20th anniversary in the fashion industry.

One of the most anticipated events for this week include the open-forum and discussion by award-winning author, fashion celebrity and judge for Project Runway, Nina Garcia who will interact with the audience to promote JAG Original’s fashion and advocacy program designed to “promote and provide inspiration for Filipino design students and budding fashion entrepreneurs.”

For the second day, the Fashion Week Party is set to take place at the Prive Luxury Club in the Fort Strip, BGC. (PNA)

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