The bold styles of Michael Cinco’s runway ode to Spain

The fashion charity gala showcased a fusion of art, history and architecture.

Renowned Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco enthralled the audience at the recent Philippine Legacy Gala 2023 as he presented his exquisite Spanish-inspired creations called “The Impalpable Dream of España” at the Marriott Grand Ballroom.

From the breathtaking Roman Catholicism of La Sagrada de Familia in Barcelona, to the iconic masterpieces of Spanish-native artists like Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, and the captivating Spanish matadors and flamenco dancers, Cinco’s collection captured the essence of Spain in every stitch.

Cinco’s latest creations, consisting of 50 haute couture looks, were an exquisite blend of art and culture which were inspired from his travels and the beauty of various countries. The gala also marked the launch of his new perfume series and jewelry line, offering a complete lifestyle brand experience.

Michael Cinco has dressed A-list Hollywood celebrities including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Mila Kunis, Rihanna, and Naomi Campbell. His talent has been recognized with various prestigious awards, including the Presidential Award for Outstanding Filipinos Overseas, the People of the Year Award, and the Designer of the Year at the EMI Gala Awards Night in Dubai.

He added another accolade under his belt as The Philippine Legacy Gala 2023 awarded him the Legacy Award of Excellence in Global Fashion. Aside from Cinco, the gala night also awarded fellow luminaries who have made their marks in their respective fields. Among them were Sharon Cuneta, who took home the Legacy Award of Excellence in Music, Coco Martin for Legacy Award of Excellence in Television Entertainment, Ruffa Gutierrez for Legacy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Industry, Shirley Halili-Cruz who took home the Legacy Award of Excellence in Dance, Ann Ong with the Legacy Award of Excellence in Handcrafted Jewelry, Margarita “Tingting” Delos Reyes Cojuangco who was given the Legacy Award of Excellence in Philanthropic Missions, and others.

Awardees of the Philippine Legacy Gala 2023

Proceeds from the gala benefited the Philippine Missionari Della Fondazione di Carita, Inc. and the Gusi Peace Prize Foundation. 

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