For this year's Swarovski Exhibition, the crystal authority is heading to the land of opulent haute couture: Dubai. Designers based in the Middle East will be showcasing pieces for the exhibit, the list including one of our very own, Filipino designer Michael Cinco.
The show isn't until late October, but Michael posted a sneak peek of one of his pieces yesterday. He shared a photo of a stunning ultraviolet piece, and, although unfinished, already looks as exquisite as a painting.
According the the post, this is an unfinished, fully-embroidered cape made with intricate silk threadwork and handmade Swarovski crystals, the latter taking almost a thousand hours to finish. It stands at 20 feet long, and the designer shares that the piece was inspired by butterflies. Here's a closer look at it in motion:
Breathtaking, isn't it? Michael indeed does wonders with the crystals. In fact, Swarovski heiress Victoria Swarovski tied the knot in one of his creations last year!
The Swarovski Exhibition will be held at the Madinat Arena in Dubai on October 25. So if you want to see the finished masterpiece, you better book that ticket now!