Headlining the new breed of Manila’s young ingénues is 24-year-old, fashion designer, Vania Romoff. Born and raised into a family of fashion, Romoff grew up surrounded by all things style and design. She inherited the eye and tas te to intricate detail and fine craftsmanship. Her grandmother was the first couturier in the small town of Cebu in the Philippines. As a result, her mother, as well as her brother, followed suit in the fashion industry, and inevitably, so did Vania; a true testament that her history with fashion goes beyond skin deep. The familial roots of haute couture have been handed over to her to carry on.
Vania Romoff ‘s collection for Fall 2012 is a marriage of the designer’s aesthetic of clean lines and modern design with the romance and the luxury of chic Parisian style. It is a showcase of fine craftsmanship and classic style.
Inspired by the vintage Romoff pieces, designed by her grandmother in the ‘60s, Vania’s holiday repertoire is a nod to her roots of subdued elegance. Admired for her refined subtleties in every cut and use of texture at such a young age, Vania presents her admiration to anything French. “I have always been taken by classic French songs like “La Mer” by Charles Tenant, as well as the “nonchalance” of French New Wave (Nouvelle Vague) films like the ones by Godard,” she shares. Taking cues from the modest grandeur of yesteryears, icons like Jean Seberg and Ana Karina who exemplify that je ne sais quoi of that era resonates in Vania Romoff’s Fall 2012 collection.
For Fall 2012, Vania Romoff’s look running throughout the collection is gamine and reductive, sketching out curves in a minimal fashion as mirrored in simple column dresses in soft fabric, voluminous shifts grounded by slim belts, and long, lean skirts, easy jumpsuits and relaxed sartorial jackets in satin.
Approachable and refined, the collection focuses on the intricacies of flow, cut and design, rather than outlandish embellishment and trendy nuances. Silk Faille’s, velvet chiffons, and soft cottons add a luxurious exclamation to the fabric selection. Maintaining the chic tone of the repertoire, color palette will be of basic and muted colors of black, white, mocha, and shell pink, with gold accents. Keeping the line-up cohesive and stylishly in-tune, flats, envelope clutches, fine jewelry, berets, and buckets hats will provide the chic Parisian touch.
Vania Romoff Fall 2012 is for the modern woman of understated elegance and discreet luxury. (press release)