HOMEGROWN brand Plains & Prints has had collaborations with various names in fashion, including Rhett Eala, Randy Ortiz, and Rajo Laurel. This year, it does it again with a 15-piece collection by designer Vania Romoff.

Cebu-raised designer Vania Romoff is known for her elegant lines set against rich fabric, creating flow in the garment, while her aesthetic connotes refinement and politesse. For her collection with the brand, Ms. Romoff presents the same flow, seen in an olive outfit with an asymmetrical skirt buttoned near the solar plexus. A ruched top in sapphire is paired with pants with red ikat designs (also repeated in a dress), while a sprigged peasant blouse is paired with culottes.

Dresses include a full-skirted printed blue number, and a rich purple shirtwaist dress. White dresses can be paired with beige coats. Florals are seen in dresses and skirts, such as a dress showing what appears to be pink bougainvilleas, while a skirt shows the plant in white.

The rest of the collection shows tops with Ms. Romoff’s flowy aesthetic, and details like bows and knots.

According to a press release, Ms. Romoff wanted to “infuse a sense of playful optimism,” taking inspiration from local flora. Roxanne Ang-Farillas, owner and founder of Plains & Prints, was quoted in the same release as saying, “Our vision at Plains & Prints is to continuously provide women of today with contemporary yet timeless fashion, always offering something new and fresh. And thus far we have always delivered.”

Items range between P1,400 to P2,500. The collection is already available in selected stores, from Glorietta to Ayala Cebu, before finally becoming available nationwide on July 15. — JLG