EXCLUSIVE: Michael Leyva Collaborates With World-Renowned Designer Michael Cinco For A High Fashion Shoot
Collaborations come and go, but this particular fashion collaboration is one that will surely make a mark. Metrowear designer Michael Leyva has just launched his brand new couture collection via a special photo shoot that was creative directed by none other than world-renowned Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco!
Michael Leyva has had a pretty busy year, so to speak. From being one of last year's chosen designers for Metrowear 2017 alongside Mark Bumgarner and Patty Ang, Michael has come a long way—from designing Kris Aquino's yellow gown for the Crazy Rich Asians premiere in Hollywood, to presenting a collection for LA Fashion Week, to dressing A-listers nonstop for the red carpet, up until this brand new collection that is once again set to make waves in our local fashion scene. This young designer has his hands full, and he sure is grateful for it!
#filipinopriderepresent ???????????? @krisaquino in Yellow Classic Modern Filipiniana by @michaelleyva_ at the world premiere of #CrazyRichAsians in #hollywood #michaelleyva #michaelleyvamanila #michaelleyvalearnstorocktheworld #krisaquino @rbchanco @kimiyap @boopyap @pinantonio photo credit to: @hellokris
It was just a dream, now it became a reality. I couldnt thank everybody enough who have helped me made this possible. Still in an awe to be representing our country at Los Angeles Fashion Week 2018. It was indeed a great experience and an honor to showcase Filipino talent through fashion.Thank you Lord, for this opportunity, thank you for allowing me to share this gift to the world. To God be the glory ???????????? #michaelleyvalearnstorocktheworld #michaelleyva #michaelleyvamanila thank you @arlenk.photography for this beautiful photo ?????? #losangelesfashionweek @lafw #hollywood
Michael Cinco on the other hand needs no further introduction, as this veteran industry icon continues to dominate in both the local and international scene with his elaborate, royalty-worthy creations that has become his signature. Admittedly, Michael Leyva is a big fan of Michael Cinco, and acknowledges the honor he experienced in having Michael Cinco creative direct his latest collection photo shoot.
Couture details of this exquisite silk thread hand embroidery cape that took 200 hours to finish all made by hand by skilled M5 artisans... @sayed5inco @couturenotebook @asiancouturefederation #couture #handembroidery #hautecouture #CoutureEmbroidery #Dubai #MyDubai #MadeinDubai #MichaelCinco
The gorgeous bride KIMI YAP @kimiyap weds in a couture 5-meter train Michael Cinco wedding gown with intricate embroideries with Swarovski crystals...The lavish flower set is by the super talented @gideonhermosa...Thank you @patdy11 for the beautiful photos...@sayed5inco @salon_korona_ @reemdresses @nada_zamzam8 @boopyap... #couture #M5Brides #JarvisandKimi #Manila #Philippines #Dubai #MyDubai #MadeinDubai #MichaelCinco
THANK YOU World CLASS...The Impalpable Dream of The ROYALS at the World CLASS show in Waterfront Hotel Cebu @waterfrontcebu sponsored by @emirates @diagoldjewelry ... amazing show and congratulations to the designers and organizers...Special mention to @carysantiago for creating history by showcasing Filipino talents in one show... Beautiful crowns by @chehab_official...Thank you @ayingsalupan for the photo...Sparkling diamonds by @diagoldjewelry...@sayed5inco @swarovski @d3dubai @emirates @diagoldjewelry #couture #WorldClass #TheImpalpableDreamoftheROYALS #ImpalpableDreqmofLightness #waterfrontcebu #emirates #diagold #filipinodesigners #Cebu #Dubai #MyDubai #MadeinDubai #MichaelCinco
Watch the exclusive behind-the-scenes video below to see what we saw at the collaboration of a lifetime:
See the stunning images that came out of the collaboration, shot by fashion photographer Lope Navo:
To see all the photos, watch out for a copy of Metro Magazine's December-January 2019 issue!
Photography Lope Navo
Makeup Paolo Maranan
Hair Jay Wee
Shot on location at The National Museum and The Philippine Post Office
Special thanks to Michael Leyva