Headlining the new breed of Manila’s young ingénues is 30-year-old, fashion designer, Vania Romoff. Born and raised in a family of fashion, Romoff grew up surrounded by all things style and design. She inherited the eye and taste of 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.

Taking a leap of faith to broaden her horizon, Vania eventually moved to the country’s capital Manila where she pursued a formal education at the School of Fashion and the Arts. It is here that she mastered the intricacies and the complexities of fashion as a craft. This move was instrumental in further refining the skills and the creativity she developed in the family business, which she desired to make her own.

With hard work and unwavering passion, Vania Romoff eventually took off on her own flight, establishing her own style aesthetic and leaving a mark in the local industry that is distinctly hers. Her raison d’être is the creation of women’s fashion, which translates into her design philosophy of dressing a woman to flatter the curves through a predominantly feminine, yet modern and understatedly sophisticated style.

Vania Romoff is slated to becoming the next household name in local couture. At only 30, this designer is proving herself, a dress at a time that effortless style and understated elegance need not be boastful and grand. From the basic tools in every piece of fabric, needle, and thread to the editorials, bright lights, and runways, Vania Romoff is today’s quintessential designer, never failing to channel something new and different from the desire to make every piece a classic.