Just got a short and sweet message from Dubai-based designer Michael Cinco informing us that he's one of the finalists for the Breakthrough Designer Award in the WGSN Global Fashion Awards held in New York. He's on a mighty roll, giving us so many things to be proud of—first, being featured in America's Next Top Model, and dressing up high-profile celebs in international fashion glossies (more on this as soon as the issues go to print!).
According to the website, "The WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2011 honour fashion’s most innovative and inspirational businesses and individuals. These are the awards international brands, retailers and manufacturers want to win, as judged by the industry elite."
Michael is shortlisted in the category with the likes of luxe footwear designer Alejandro Ingelmo and American accessory brand Dannijo. Other nominees for other categories include Miuccia Prada for Most Influential Womenswear Designer, and Tom Ford for Most Influential Menswear Designer.
We'll keep you posted about the event as soon it unfurls. In the meantime, join us in congratulating Michael for this first step to yet another victory!