Vena Cava's partnering with Via Spiga to create a four piece capsule shoe collection. Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock, the designers behind the almost five year-old, beloved Brooklyn brand will debut the shoes on their Spring 09 runway. They'll be paired with their "Egyptomania" collection - which, according to WWD, means strappy sandals and pyramid studs, though we're dreaming of lapis accents and gold leaf. The girls have played around with accessories before, in the form of bags and jewelry casually constructed in their design studio, but they've always considered shoes, "a dream design project". The shoes will retail from $300 to $850 and be available exclusively at Via Spiga's new Soho flagship and online. But don't worry, we guarantee you'll see them on the feet of Serena Van Der Woodsen/Blake Lively way before then.
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Vena Cava to Collaborate With Uniqlo
Vena Cava's Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock announced Wednesday at Fashion Group International's panel on entrepreneurship that they will be collaborating with Uniqlo. It's a juicy little tidbit of news that we nearly missed because the designers mentioned it so offhandedly (luckily Fashion etc., didn't and reminded us). Collaborating with brands is nothing new for Vena Cava. They've partnered in the past with Gap, Aqua for Bloomingdale's and Converse. The Gap collab was a struggle, Sophie said, because "Vena Cava is not a khaki brand", and she and Lisa are "pretty far from preppy." The design duo went on to weigh out the pros and cons of doing collaborations--one the one hand, lower-priced collaborations with big brands are a great way to reach the mass market and a new audience, and bottom line, make money, but they would never want work on a collaboration that wasn't true to their brand.
Charlotte Ronson, Vena Cava and Costello Tagliapietra for Uniqlo
We already knew Vena Cava was designing a capsule collection for Uniqlo--designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock let that juicy tidbit slip at Fashion Group International’s panel on entrepreneurship back in February. But today brings word that New York designers Charlotte Ronson and Costello Tagliapietra will also be among the nine collaborators taking part in the Japan-based retailer's Designers Invitation Project (the others are Zechia, Tiny Dinosaur, Suzuki Takayuki, Theatre Products, Nine and Double Standard Clothing). Each designer will produce a six-piece capsule collection for Uniqlo, with each item retailing for just $29.99 WWD is reporting. Costello Tagliapietra's collection hits stores on April 21, Charlotte Ronson's on May 5, and Vena Cava's on May 12. The collections will be available through May 21. Ronson's collection--the only collection we've seen glimpses of--has a casual nautical feel that's making us crave warmer temps.
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