Vena Cava is always a collection I look forward to on the first day of New York Fashion Week. And this year is no exception. For Fall '11, Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai did what they do best — quirky ethnic touches, edgy cutouts, badass leather, silky fabrics, and dark, brooding hues. The Vena Cava aesthetic — off-kilter clothes for equally standout girls — remains the same, but new hemlines arose via mid-length skirts and fitted maxi dresses. And clearly designers are also into the decolletage for the upcoming season; off-shoulder tops revealed svelte arms and long necks, while bottom halves remained fairly covered with trousers and long skirts. A couple polka-dot pieces popped up, revealing Vena Cava's softer side. For more on the collection, and to hear from the designers themselves, check out FabSugarTV.
- Trends: Mid-length hemlines, silky skirts, cool cutouts, cropped tops, edgy clothes with a refined twist.
- Colors: Black, rust, navy, beige.
- Key Look: Rust-colored fitted maxi dress paired with flatforms and layered gold necklaces.
- Accessories: Berets, lace-up flatforms, gold chokers.
- Who Would Wear It: Downtown girls who like a polished and graphic touch with their edgy look.