Catch celebrated Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco's latest show, dubbed The Impalpable Dream of Imperial Russia, in Moscow this Tuesday, June 11.
The Impalpable Dream of Imperial Russia shares a unique sense of heroic drama and poetic melancholy beauty translated into an emotional, highly-technical collection. Tulle, lace, and diaphanous fabrics take center stage, done in luxurious and romantic gray, white, and purple tones.
Think splendid Tsarinas and gilded Grand Duchesses in the unique court dress Russian's ruling class were known throughout the globe for. Michael reimagines the historic, imperial-era's rich brocades, grandiosity, and pomp to create a magnificent couture marriage of sumptuous, traditional Byzantine influence and modern, present-age royal style.
It's certainly no secret that the things in life we don’t perceive as tangible, like dreams and fantasies, inspire Michael—there remains, after all is said and done, a demand for romance and glorious dreams, perhaps even more so these difficult days. Consider his latest offering an ode to the great heritage of couture craft that still survive and thrive in once-imperial Russia.