All The Celebrities And Personalities Who Graced #Metrowear2018 Featuring Vania Romoff
#Metrowear2018 was an explosion of beautiful silhouettes, feminine allure, and modern elegance. Stars, celebrities, and society personalities flocked the new The Fifth at Rockwell in support of this year’s Metrowear Icon, Vania Romoff.
Metro magazine’s Metrowear event has been celebrating Filipino designers and local talent year after year, highlighting the best of the best in the fashion industry. And this year, the event, yet again, witnessed an astounding array of personalities and outfits that celebrate beauty, creativity, and Filipino talent.
This year’s Icon, Vania Romoff, is the youngest Filipino designer to ever take the Metrowear stage. It’s the fulfillment of her silent wish years ago when she first attended Cary Santiago’s Metrowear show in 2010 and aimed to make it to the same stage. Indeed, Vania has toiled, and worked, and dreamed to make it to where she is now, and the support that poured for the 30-year-old Cebu-born designer speaks tons of her influence and reputation in the fashion scene.
Metro Magazine EIC Geolette Esguerra with Vania Romoff
Metro Society EIC and EIC on the Move host Raul Manzano with Vania Romoff
Spotted at the Metrowear event were some of Vania’s muses throughout the years, including Janine Gutierrez, Jess Wilson, Mari Jasmine, and Steph Kienle-Gonzalez. These beautiful women embody what Vania defines as her modern muse: a woman who is empowered, a woman of the world, and a woman who's always inspired.
The muses showcased their grace and sophisticated beauty on the red carpet, donning signature Vania Romoff pieces that highlight the genius use of bows and soft ruffles to communicate modern and feminine style sensibilities.
BJ Pascual and Janine Gutierrez
Jess Kienle-Maxwell and Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez
Also present to show support for the newest Metrowear Icon were former fellow Metrowear Icons Rajo Laurel and Francis Libiran, as well as last year's featured Metrowear designers Mark Bumgarner and Patty Ang.
Isabelle Daza-Semblat, Bea Soriano-Dee, Rajo Laurel, and Jess Wilson
Albert Kurniawan, Metro's Kat Cruz-Villanueva, Heart Evangelista-Escudero, and Mark Bumgarner
Arsi Baltazar, Francis Libiran, Christian Mark Jacobs, Victor Harry, and Arvie Dizon
The red carpet was set on fire by stars and celebrities who made it to the event, including Jericho Rosales and Kim Jones, who came together in cool and stylish ensembles; Joanna Preysler looked regal in her white dress; photographer to the stars BJ Pascual donned a coordinated attire of blazer and trousers; Isabelle Daza in a powerful two-piece outfit by Vania Romoff; Martine Cajucom-Ho in a form-fitting Vania Romoff number; Jasmine Curtis-Smith with her boyfriend Jeff Ortega; Tessa Prieto-Valdez in a colorful stand-out ensemble by Tracy Dizon; and Heart Evangelista-Escudero who stunned in a black Vania Romoff dress.
Jeff Ortega and Jasmine Curtis-Smith
Also taking the spotlight were two special women who were recognized for the way they carried themselves throughout the night. Bea Soriano-Dee, who was also in a creation by Vania, was named the Tag Heuer Woman of the Night for her fresh and youthful grace on the red carpet. Philux COO and Metro Channel’s Metro Home host Steph Kienle-Gonzalez, who pulled off a layered Vania Romoff skirt, took home the Smart Infinity Best Dressed Female award.
Apart from the Vania Romoff creations that wowed on the red carpet, the highlights of the event, of course, were the new pieces that Vania debuted on the Metrowear runway.
Vania has prepared more than 60 pieces for her solo fashion show—a no easy feat—each highlighting her signature finesse and romantic elegance. From casual tulle dresses that seem to float and bounce on the catwalk to majestic long gowns that were elegant and grand, Vania’s Metrowear collection really spoke of the depth and the elegance of Vania's craft.
Congratulations to Vania Romoff, this year’s Metrowear Icon, for a fantastic collection and a night to remember!
Photos by Ryan Ong