Asian Couture Night At FIDé Fashion Weeks 2013

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Hi Huneybees,

Before Guo Pei was presented that night at FIDé Fashion Weeks, we saw the incredible works of 3 Asian designers - Michael Cinco from Philippines and Vatit Itthi from Thailand. Both designers showcased incredible pieces of art.

Michael Cinco, a Philippines couturier based in Dubai for the last 15 years, is highly sought after by celebrities like Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Sofia Vergara, Brandy, Britney Spears, Fergie, J Lo, Ciara, and Chris Brown.

He reinterpreted the Spanish Flamenco dress in his own magic. Not only were there smart suits for the men (like the suave-y bull fighters), the gowns were exceptionally breath taking, with the romantic music in the background, each piece of work was telling its own stories...


The collection was separated by three key colours – skin nude, lipstick red and gothic black. Where each colour comes with a breath-taking gown in sheer silk tulles, French laces and heavily beaded and crystallised. Every piece comes with intricate details, his workmanship and finishing is second to none. There's no loose threads, no unfinished seams. Simply the work of  a genius!

The highlight had to be the black and maroon gown with a cascading multi-tiered train. 200-metres of tulle were embroidered at the hems and took five helpers to carry it from the changing room to the back of the stage. 

Next to take centre stage was the Thai duo of Vatit Virashpanth and Itthi Metanee, known under the label Vatit Itthi. They started the line in 2002 in Chicago, before relocating back to Bangkok to carry on their line of red-carpet gowns.

Fresh from Bangkok’s Elle Fashion Week, the collection was about an “old school, new world” attitude. Adapting ‘old’ silhouettes from around and after WW2, the duo used draping, sheer overlays and embellishments of handmade delicate silk flowers and strategic beadwork to highlight the 29 ensembles of simple and classic lines. 

It was definitely a I-feel-proud-to-be-Asian moment that night. We have changed so much over the years and I must say we are definitely on par with the internationally acclaimed brands out there.

Sorry, I didn't catch Jeannie at her best moment...
Before I go, I'm gona post a couple of photos of Jeannie Mai interviewing Vatit Virashpanth and Itthi Metanee backstage after their runway show. They were so humble and friendly, good job guys!


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