A few weeks after graduating from Parsons in 2003, most of the newly minted adults were half-heartedly surfing HotJobs in between <i>Everybody Loves Raymond</i> reruns. Not Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai. The two transplanted Californians were working on their own line of women’s clothing, specializing in hand-drawn prints that they designed on their living room floor. The result was Vena Cava, and their sophisticated, vintage-clothing-inspired designs have earned the Brooklyn-based pair two consecutive nominations for the prestigious Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Award (and presumably a work table).
Be a winter fox in a shaggy faux-fur vest, slinky velvet dress or shiny silver cardigan by Vena Cava. This hot, young design label often looks to the past for inspiration, as is evident in a groovy silk dress with ’60s-inspired, lava-lamp print.
From party-ready frocks to winter-ready jackets, these must-have picks are sure to go fast.
Look every bit the frock star in hot dresses from today’s most coveted boutique labels and designers. Slip into utilitarian-chic looks from Darryl K, sexy little numbers from Jay Godfrey and bright, printed pieces from Tocca to name a few.
The key pieces for nailing head-to-toe polish before dark.