The mood at Vena Cava was serene and slowed down despite the requisite frenzy surrounding any fashion show. Models walked to ethereal warbly opera music, and moved so slowly down the runway they looked like they were underwater.
The runway was hung with geometric color-blocked mobiles, a reflection of the early ’80s Memphis design movement that inspired the collection. Turbaned models floated down the runway in simple yet elegant separates (blazers, shorts, flowy skirts and bralet tops) in richly saturated color-blocks of bright orangey-red, khaki, and aqua. Geometric shapes were sewn onto delicate silk tops.
It was a pared down Vena Cava, and it wasn’t until the last third of the show that their signature prints came down the runway in the way of flouncy skirts, button downs, and slinky tops. But we like this more minimalist Vena Cava. And as usual with anything Lisa Buhai and Sophie Mayock create, every look is totally wearable, as in, I’d like to wear it all now, right down to the platform wooden lace-up shoes.
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