>> Vena Cava was the first of three shows today (the others being Rachel Comey and Erin Wasson + RVCA) to boast live music. Ear plugs were left on every seat, as The Like was situated front and center on the runway.
In the show notes, Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai explained that after a long weekend in a house in Woodstock, they immersed themselves in the '70s craft movement and "designed a collection for the Vena Cava woman to wear in her cabin upstate: pieces that read more minimal, American, '70s tinged, and somewhat classic." Stylist Kate Young helped Buhai and Mayock translate those ideas onto the runway with raccoon tails pinned to dresses and streaks of purple, green, and pink through the models' hair. The designers are known for their hand-drawn prints, but there were noticeably less this season — only appearing on the sleeve of a top or two.