The Dubai-based designer dreamt up this mermaid-inspired gown for Filipino star Rochelle Pangilinan.
Michael Cinco’s been making headlines (especially in the last year) for his wondrous wedding gowns, and his latest is no exception.
In fact, it might be the most incredible we’ve yet seen.
The Dubai-based designer created a shimmering mermaidy number for Filipino actress, singer and dancer Rochelle Pangilinan, who tied the knot with actor and model Arthur Solinap this week.
Cinco, who is originally from the Philippines, dreamt up a couture embroidered gown with a softly scooped neckline, but the real star of the show trailed behind.
A three-metre cape, encrusted with Swarovski crystals, beads and pearls, was created to sweep behind Pangilinan, a detail that required some serious hours of work in Cinco’s atelier.
The intricate details of the exquisite couture wedding dress of Rochelle Pangilinan @rochellepangilinan with a 3-meter cape with full embroidery made of fine threadworks and Swarovski crystals …@sayed5inco @fashionpulis @aisleperfect @lebaneseweddings @thecatwalkitalia @lovinghautecouture @couturenotebook @valtaguba @weddedwonderland #couture #wedding #bride #ArtRocInGodsperfecttime #sexbomb #Philippines #PinayBride #mirroredimage #Dubai #MyDubai #MadeinDubai #MichaelCinco
When artfully arranged, the gown’s silhouette echoed that of a traditional Spanish abanico, a lace hand fan.
The gorgeous Rochelle Pangilinan @rochellepangilinan wears a stunning couture Michael Cinco wedding gown with a Spanish hand fan inspired 3-meter long cape made of exquisite threadworks with Swarovski crystals, micro, beads and pearls…amazing photo by @niceprintphoto…Thank you @perrylansigan …@sayed5inco @asiancouturefederation @couturissimo @weddedwonderland @weddingdream @brideandbreakfast #couture #wedding #bride ArtRocInGodsperfecttime #sexbomb #PinayBride #Manila #Philippines #Dubai #MyDubai #MadeinDubai #MichaelCinco
Have you ever seen another wedding dress quite like this? We don’t think we have.
Pangilinan, who said her “I dos” in Tagaytay on the island of Luzon, later thanked Cinco for creating a gown for her big day, revealing she cried when she first saw it.
Maraming salamat Michael for doing my wedding gown. Ibang klase ang ginawa mo for me. Ibang saya ang naramdaman ko from the day na sinukat ko at yung araw na nakita ko na ng personal ang gown. Naiyak na lang ako sa saya nung nakita ko ang gown!Habang buhay ko siyang pag mamasdan. See you once you’re here in Manila. Maraming Salamat! @michael5inco thank you Ma! @perrylansigan
You can see the gown in action in a wedding video shared shortly after the nuptials (the fireworks and blossom-canopied reception venue also make for pretty epic viewing).
Cinco is a long-time favourite of brides-to-be, and has created gowns for everyone from social media stars to real-life princesses.
This year alone, he’s dressed crystal heiress Victoria Swarovski for her big day, as well as several royals and even his own niece.
The fabulous bride ROCHELLE PANGILINAN @rochellepangilinan wears a fabulous mermaid silhouette couture wedding gown with an exquisite detailed 3-meter long cape made of intricate threadworks, Swarovski crystals, micro beads and pearls… amazing photo by @niceprintphoto… @sayed5inco @asiancouturefederation @couturissimo @weddedwonderland @weddingdream @brideandbreakfast #couture #wedding #bride ArtRocInGodsperfecttime #sexbomb #PinayBride #Manila #Philippines #Dubai #MyDubai #MadeinDubai #MichaelCinco
Cinco, who set up his eponymous label back in 2003, studied at London’s prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design.
Of course, with such star power comes a weighty price tag, with Cinco’s wedding dresses rumoured to cost in the tens of thousands of dirhams.
So for now, we’ll just be dreaming about wearing one…
Images: Michael Cinco/Instagram