>> The pieces Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock created for Fall 2012 espouse a colorful optimism that is tempered only by practical tailoring. Maybe that sense of delight comes from the knowledge and comfort of the licensing deal Vena Cava struck recently with global trading firm Li & Fung.
The happy news is as good a reason as any to dust off summery shades of turquoise, yellow, and cobalt and serve them up playfully during the coldest months of the year. But to keep them in the season, Buhai and Mayock grounded their brights in basic black and sewed them into some decidedly '40s silhouettes. These looks are strong, and as Vena Cava regains its strength as a corporate entity, it's only imaginable that the clothes will get even more powerful.