- Renowned fashion designer Michael Cinco is set to launch new designs at the Philippines’ inaugural Metaverse Fashion Gala during the Philippine Blockchain Week (PBW) on September 18.
- The event aims to reshape perceptions of digital fashion, showcasing Cinco’s iconic pieces alongside avatars of models wearing identical attire in the Metaverse.
- PBW attendees can enjoy an exhibit of Michael Cinco’s gowns, a fashion show, and an exclusive pre-sale offering both actual gowns and unique digital collectibles.
Internationally acclaimed Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco will launch his new designs in the country’s first-ever Metaverse Fashion Gala during Philippine Blockchain Week (PBW).
The event, which will take place on September 18 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom at Newport World Resorts Manila, aims to “redefine how audiences perceive digital fashion.”
The Michael Cinco Metaverse Fashion Gala at PH Blockchain Week
During the Gala, attendees are expected to observe Cinco’s iconic pieces, paralleled by avatars of runway models walking in identical attire within the Metaverse. An exhibit of the designer’s gowns will be displayed throughout the venue. This is said to allow fashion-forward fans to get an up-close and personal look at Cinco’s designs.
In addition to the show and exhibit, fashion enthusiasts can also acquire preferred items through an exclusive pre-sale, including unique digital collectibles alongside the actual gowns.
“Part of the proceeds from the Michael Cinco Metaverse Fashion Gala will benefit the World Wildlife Fund for the conservation of endangered species, and the Global Reskilling Movement, an international initiative devoted to providing better opportunities for the youth,” the media release read.
As the first known metaverse fashion gala that will be held in the country, for PBW Convenor Chezka Gonzales, the collaboration with Michael Cinco exemplifies how blockchain technology is revolutionizing every facet of global life, work, and recreation:
“Philippine Blockchain Week isn’t just about technology – it’s about showcasing how the Blockchain can complement creative professionals at the top of their field.”
Michael Cinco: A Pinoy Pride
Michael Cinco is a Filipino fashion designer based in Dubai. He is known for his luxurious and extravagant designs that have been worn by celebrities and royalty, including Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Nick Jonas, James McAvoy, Jason Derulo, Steve Aoki, Carrie Underwood, Sofia Vergara, Mila Kunis, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Ellie Goulding.
In a statement, Cinco noted that “the opportunity to break ground in a new medium was irresistible.”
“Fashion has always been about redefining barriers, and right now, there’s no bigger barrier than taking what’s physical into the digital… I’m excited to be partnering with PBW and even more excited for everyone to see what we have planned,” he added.
The First Metaverse Fashion Gala in PH: How to Attend?
Tickets for the Michael Cinco Metaverse Fashion Gala are now available for purchase, granting holders “VIP access to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
The ticket includes:
- Pre-show cocktails and networking
- 5-course epicurean dinner
- Haute couture fashion show
- Reserved seating for both dinner and show
- Gift bag
The recent collaboration between Philippine Airlines (PAL) and the PBW to launch the airline’s own collection of Limited Digital Collectibles (LDCs) has several perks, including the opportunity for holders to acquire tickets to the Metaverse Fashion Gala.
The Philippine Blockchain Week
The upcoming Philippine Blockchain Week 2023 has gained support from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The event is expected to foster collaboration, innovation, and digitization across the country. Accordingly, the government sees blockchain as a potential tool for enhancing competitiveness and positioning the Philippines as the blockchain capital of Asia.
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