Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco is best known for his fabulous couture gowns. His innate creativity and masterful techniques have catapulted him to the front ranks of fashion. He has cultivated a dedicated following for the luxe and intricacy of his designs, with their fresh, elegant and detailed juxtapositions of fabric and Swarovski crystals.
Celebrities who wore Michael Cinco include Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Aishwarya Rai, Nick Jonas, James McAvoy, Jason Derulo, Steve Aoki, Carrie Underwood, Sofia Vergara, Mila Kunis, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ellie Goulding, Allison Janney, Paloma Faith, Nicole Scherzinger, Fergie Ferguson, Dita Von Teese, Brandy, Ashanti, Chris Brown, Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell. Jennifer Lopez wore a crystallized Michael Cinco couture when she hosted American Music Awards in 2015. Sofia Vergara wore a stunning Michael Cinco gown at the Golden Globes 2013, who was voted Best Dressed by many TV shows and magazines in the US. British pop star Paloma Faith wore his couture dress at the MET Gala in New York. Michael also designed several costumes for Mila Kunis for the sci-fi blockbuster movie Jupiter Ascending. Michael is a favorite designer of Bollywood superstar Aishwarya Rai where she wore fabulous couture gowns at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and 2018 where he also dressed up some famous actresses and models at the prestigious event. Oscar winner Allison Janney wore Michael Cinco when she won Best Supporting Actress in Critic’s Choice Awards 2018. Hollywood actors and singers who wore Michael Cinco are James Mc Avoy, Nick Jonas, Chris Brown, Michael Murphy, Jason Derulo, Steve Aoki , Latin band CNCO and other male celebrities.
Michael was chosen by Asian Couture Federation to be one of the elite members of the best designers in Asia headed by Kenzo Tanaka and ACF President Dr. Frank Cintamani.
In 2014 Michael was conferred with PRESIDENTIAL AWARD for Outstanding Filipinos Overseas by President Benigno Aquino Jr. for his exemplification of the talent and industry which the Philippines has to offer to the world. He was also awarded PEOPLE of the YEAR Award in 2020.
In 2019 Michael became the first ever Filipino fashion designer to feature his first ever solo fashion exhibition in SCAD Museum of Arts in Savannah, Georgia USA. He collaborated with Ballet Philippines to showcased his biggest and grandest fashion show called The Impalpable Dream of SWAN LAKE in Manila, Philippines.
Michael appeared in the US hit reality show AMERICA’s NEXT TOP MODEL Cycle 16 and All-Star Cycle 17 finale hosted by Tyra Banks. He was also chosen as guest designer and guest judge in the new reality show ASIA’s NEXT TOP MODEL in 2013 and CHINA’s NEXT TOP MODEL in 2015 which was highly endorsed by Tyra Banks.
Sayed Ali co-founder and business partner of Michael Cinco reveals how he has built a business synonymous with opulence and grandeur to win the world over with Michael’s couture designs. To date, these couture pieces are worn not only by the who’s who in the rich and famous echelon of society but also by top celebrities around the world.
Sayed Ali, born on May 1st, 1976 from Egypt, is the co-founder ad business partner of Michael Cinco Couture.
He started his career in Dubai from humble beginnings. He was the PRO of the same company where he met Michael in 2002. When this company branched into a fashion line, Sayed was tasked to manage the fashion label of the company with Michael as its creative director.
His respect and love for Michael are unparalleled. Their friendship is deep and bonded more than a real family. Their mutual respect became the foundation to synergize and open a company of their own.
By the end of 2013, he and Michael opened their fashion label allowing full control of the Michael Cinco brand, as co-founder of the fashion house, Sayed made sure that Michael would do his creative designs while he manages the ups and downs of the business. Because of this partnership, Sayed was able to transmute the brand into one of the biggest names in the fashion industry.
Sayed Ali, with a total of twenty years in the fashion business, took the Michael Cinco brand into one of Dubai’s leading fashion lines that cut across all corners of the globe. He now manages over 130 employees in the couture house making critical decisions on costs of operations. Drawing on his experience, he has plans to pivot the company into their fashion lines to tap on what he saw a tremendous opportunity at the intersections of a fast-growing clientele they have and taps on the “innate human need of wanting to look good.
Sayed Ali has Masters Degree in Business Administration from European Business School on London and was awarded on Honorable PHD Degree Certifications from Humanitarian Resource Institute of the United Nations Arts Initiative in 2021 (UNISF of Arts). This Doctorate Degree is in recognition of Sayed’s arts integration into education by promoting arts as a vehicle solution oriented strategic planning and development across the globe.