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Michael Cinco and His Paris Dream
Sep28

Michael Cinco and His Paris Dream

Michael Cinco and His Paris Dream By Lalaine Chu-Benitez Photo courtesy of Couturissimo and Now Fashion Nine years ago, before the red carpet dresses for Hollywood A-listers, before the million peso dresses became the talk of the fashion industry back home, before his Breakthrough Designer Award at the WGSN Global Fashion Award in New York, the standing ovations on the runways of Dubai, Manila, Australia, America’s Next Top Model and...

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Ezra Santos: Ezra Enraptured
Sep21

Ezra Santos: Ezra Enraptured

By Lalaine Chu-Benitez Photos From the Illustrado Fashion Editorial – Amor Vincit Omnia; Haute Couture – Ezra Santos; Creative Director – Michael Cinco; Photography – Jef Anog; Hair & Make-Up – Valentino Montuerto Jasmin; Models – (Luna of MMG Models), Karo and Nikola of The AgenC   If Michael Cinco is all about grandiose beauty, Furne One the master of dark drama, and Rocky Gathercole continues...

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Filipino Designer: Furne One Leaves the Dark Side
Oct19

Filipino Designer: Furne One Leaves the Dark Side

Amato Couture by Filipino Designer Furne One showcases Japanese-Victorian-Elizabethan inspirations on FFWD 2’s runway By Lalaine Chu-Benitez Photos by: Tinayums.Com for Illustrado Magazine   Last night was perhaps one of the busiest nights for the Madinat Jumeirah.  The area, where traffic was choc-a-block, was absolutely teeming with fashion fans at Fashion Forward Season 2’s closing evening. Amato Couture by Furne One opened their...

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Filipino Designer: MICHAEL CINCO
Oct06

Filipino Designer: MICHAEL CINCO

One of the hottest and most flamboyant personalities in the fashion industry – may it be in Dubai or Manila and Los Angeles – Filipino designer Michael Cinco shines brightly with his amazing collection of achievements, especially this 2012. “It has been an awesome year. The Michael Cinco brand has achieved international acclaim. My fledgling pret-a-couture men’s line has been very well received, and halfway through the year I...

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Step Aside Queen. Make Way for the King
Feb23

Step Aside Queen. Make Way for the King

Photography:  Eros Goze Make-up and Styling:  Ginno Alducente Models: Florian Enrico Fashion: Amato Haute Couture Step aside, Queen.  Make way for the King. The “One and Only Furne One” gives us a fashion insider’s peek at his soon-to-be-unveiled line, poised to be the region’s most celebrated style breakthrough this couture season. Furne who has been strongly identified as one of the best couture designers in the region known for his...

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