When two global brands team up for one special collaboration, expect a majestic result!
Recently, Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco and international young Filipino shoe entrepreneur Jojo Bragais collaborated to achieve the look of success for five candidates of Mister International Philippines 2022 pageant.
Shot in historic Intramuros in Manila, the five young men of Mister International Philippines 2022 confidently posed in their fabulous Cinco couture and Bragais footwear.
“The collaboration happened because I am supporting the Mister International Philippines pageant. I want to help elevate the male pageantry because there’s so much potential,” said Bragais in an exclusive interview.
Bragais said that this is his first public collaboration with Cinco but they have already worked together for the LA Fashion Week in California early this year. “We have a big one coming out soon.”
For the Mister International Philippines project, Bragais said: “I went to Dubai last month for a project and also worked with Sir Michael Cinco. He is a good-hearted person, and I asked for his support for this intention of mine. He said ‘yes.’ For the shoot and video, I chose my elevator shoe collection to be paired with his beautiful suits because wala talaga akong ginawang campaign for that collection, since I’m looking for something I want to invest in. Then I had a meeting with the pageant organizers, who told me about their vision. Doon ko nasabi na I want to do it with them.”
Bragais added: “Working with someone I consider legendary like Michael Cinco is the only thing na nakapagpakilig sa akin for the longest time. Hahahaha! I don’t see myself like I am someone, so when someone I adore, especially in fashion said ‘yes’ to doing something with me or wanted to work with me, I feel really ‘kilig.'”
Sought to give a special message to all the candidates of Mister International Philippines 2022, Bragais said: “Just be yourself. People will always say this, but only a few truly understand how to do it. Just share your stories. Because it is only then when you fully embrace yourself that it becomes power.”
The grand coronation of the inaugural Mister International Philippines 2022 pageant will be held at Okada Manila on June 27.