A Quick Chat About Fashion with the Legendary Michael Cinco

  • February 16, 2018

“I eat fashion, I breathe fashion and I sleep fashion. I don’t think I could do anything else in this world but fashion,” says Michael Cinco. In town for the launch of his brand at the opening of the Couturissmo store in Greenbelt 5, the couturier generously spoke with Lifestyle Asia and gave tips on his most important fashion rule, what not to do, and the most important accessory a woman should have in her closet.

Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco
Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco


What is a fashion rule that a woman must always follow?  

I think she has to have her own personality. She has to be confident. She doesn’t need to follow trends. She needs to be comfortable in her own skin, and needs to see which trends really suit her. That’s the thing she has to follow.

What is the biggest fashion faux pas?  

Wearing smaller sizes than your original size. Women who are trying to look sexy and vulgar. It’s very obvious when that happens, when they try and wear something smaller than their real size.

A girl should always have what accessory to match her evening dress? 

A girl should always have a pair of diamond earrings. You will never go wrong with diamond earrings. Also, a guy who looks like a prince!

Three articles of clothing a woman should have in their closet?

A little black dress, a ball gown and suit and pants

Flats or stilettos?

Stilettos, all the time. If I could wear stilettos, I would wear them everywhere.

Have you seen the movie Phantom Thread?

Not yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing it because it has one of my most favored actors, Daniel Day Lewis.

Speaking of that movie, how do you balance your personal life with work.

You have to think of beauty and love. That’s how you balance it.

How are you like in your personal life?

Well, I eat fashion, I breathe fashion and I sleep fashion. I don’t think I could do anything else in this world but fashion. But out of work, I like to meditate.

The newly opened COUTURISSMO in Greenbelt 5 carries couture by Michael Cinco
The newly opened COUTURISSMO in Greenbelt 5 carries couture by Michael Cinco


COUTURISSMO 
carries Michael Cinco and is now open on the Ground Floor of Greenbelt 5. 


By Sara Siguion-Reyna
Photography by Miguel Abesamis of Studio 100