Catalyzing Imagination

If one died and went to a "fashion heaven," one would be wearing a gown like this.

The Dubai based Filipino designer that creates the haute couture* is Michael Cinco. An unveiling of his collections are shown each year during Manila's Fashion Week. Last year I viewed the "Impalpable Dream," his 2009 collection. The opera started and the room silenced, dresses of beauty floated down the runway, and with each dress, a stretch of my grin. Not the least bit dissapointed, it's no wonder I keep Michael Cinco synonymous with Elysium.

*Haute couture is made to order for a specific customer, and it is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish, often using time-consuming, hand executed techniques.

Compendium of Curiosities

Reflective Reveries and Meticulous Metronomes

Pamela Roland

The prime corner of 57th and 5th treats you to a display of cutting edge styles all year round, but during the holiday season, the Bergdorf Window commands your attention. This season the window invites you into a wonderland of fashion fantasy. You can get engulfed in a sea of red which leaves you with a delightful sense of vertigo, where queens aren't cards but queens dressed in McQueen are the ones playing cards.
A whisper of an "Amazing" you'll find yourself uttering as others are gathered to also be caught in the trance.

Alexander McQueen

Marc Jacobs

Afternoon Amusements and Sovereign Gambits