Here's The Insider Story About Vania Romoff's Iconic Metro Magazine Covers
Famous for clean lines, flattering silhouettes, and classy feminine with a twist pieces, fashion designer Vania Romoff has truly been able to build a brand that is an epitome of modern style for women. As we all know, Vania has been crafting the most romantic, beautiful pieces for many years now, and holds nothing back when it comes to celebrating the female form. Scroll further to see exactly what we're talking about.
Shining bright at such a young age, Vania is known for her expertise in creating red-carpet worthy gowns and breathtaking bridal pieces. It’s no surprise then, that celebrities like Anne Curtis, Janine Gutierrez, Jess Wilson, Steph Kienle-Gonzalez, Mari Jasmine, Clara Aseniero, Bea Alonzo, Erich Gonzales and many more are fans of her consistently sophisticated designs.
Now, as she celebrates her 10th year milestone in the local fashion scene, Metro Magazine pays tribute to this talented woman as she becomes this year's chosen Metrowear Icon.
After a decade of dressing up women, here at Metro.Style, we turn the spotlight to this fashion icon and look back on some of her most iconic Metro covers plus some insider stories from the magazine's former Creative Director, Eldzs Mejia.
Kathryn Bernardo, Metro February 2016
TEEN QUEEN TO QUEEN
"When we shot this cover, Kathryn was already 20 years old and our main goal was to transform her from her teen queen image to become an actual queen. The fashion direction for the whole shoot was so romantic, in a sea of bold colors, and yet Vania’s dress still stood out. For me, Kathryn looked totally stunning and a truly a sophisticated lady!"
Janine Gutierrez and Nadine Lustre, Metro January 2015
THE PERFECT FIT
"Believe it or not, we shot Nadine and Janine separately in this cover because of their [busy] schedules. We also had to make sure their clothes were perfect and final, so they can just be Photoshopped together seamlessly. So we made a decision from the start for the final clothes to make it on the cover, and it was an easy decision because Vania’s collection just really looked good on everyone!"
Andi Eigenmann, Metro September 2016
"Weeks before we flew to London for the shoot, I already knew the look that I wanted for Andi to wear because I saw this existing design Vania had. I got so inspired by it, and completely revolved the whole direction of the shoot around that dress. So, I immediately asked Vania if she could recreate and make a new version of that design—and I just completely let her do her thing. I trusted her that she got my vision. And when I picked up the clothes before flying to London, I was so happy because it was better than I expected. The color was so chic, the cut, the silhouette is somehow similar to her original design, yet it was so fresh and new. We actually shot the dress two times and spent almost an hour on just one outfit, because even our photographer BJ Pascual enjoyed shooting the dress on Andi."
Maureen Wroblewitz, Metro September 2018
"Before Maureen's shoot, I already knew that Vania was showcasing for her 10th year anniversary in the fashion scene. So for the Big Fashion issue of Metro, I was pretty sure that I needed to put Vania’s dress on one of the covers. So I once again asked Vania if she could customize a look for Maureen. My only brief was “can you make it super dramatic? I need drama.” Then a week after, she sent me a video of the dress in her atelier and jokingly said “you want drama?” Those puff sleeves were so ICONIC. During the shoot, it was the first dress we shot, and it instantly made a fashion moment!"
Lead photos via Metro magazine