Michael Cinco and Furne Amato win EMI Gala Fashion Awards
World-renowned Filipino fashion designers Michael Cinco and Furne One Amato took top honors at the EMI Fashion Awards gala held in Dubai.
Michael took home the Fashion Designer of the Year award at the awards ceremony held at the Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
On Saturday July 17, 2021, Michael uploaded his photo holding his prestigious fashion award gold trophy.
In his caption, Michael thanked his business partner Sayed Ali Khmsan and his team, “So honored to receive the evening’s most prestigious and highest honor, the FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR award from the EMI GALA Fashion Awards …
“Thank you Dr Michel Daher from @theemigala … I would like to share this award to my partner Sayed Ali @ sayed5inco, to all my M5 team, to my family and friends and to those people who have always believed in me …”
The creator also dedicated his trophy to his friends who lost their lives to COVID-19.
He continued: “I would also like to dedicate this award to some of my friends in the fashion industry who have lost their lives due to the pandemic, to some people who have lost hope and are living very hard and difficult lives in this moment.
“And all those who are fighting to survive the crisis … Thank you LORD …”
Furne One, meanwhile, was named International Fashion Designer of the Year and Fashion Innovator at the awards ceremony.
He took to Instagram to express his gratitude for the accolades he received: “So humble and honored to receive the highest honor given at the Emi Gala – International Fashion Designer of the Year and Fashion Innovator!
“Thank you Dubai for making all these sewing dreams come true! Thank you @drmicheldaher @theemigala @josh_yugen”
Michael has dressed some of the world’s biggest celebrities including Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and many more. In the Philippines, he designed dresses for Marian Rivera, Bea Alonzo, Anne Curtis, Toni Gonzaga, Kathryn Bernardo and Liza Soberano, among others.
Furne One has also designed dresses for Hollywood stars, including Katy Perry, Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande. Her local clients include Maymay Entrata, Maja Salvador, Nadine Luster and Vice Ganda.
One of her most recent masterpieces is the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 “Sarimanok Dress” Rabiya Mateo.
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