2009 February 15
Vena Cava - New York Fall 2009
(NEW YORK) They may have walked like Egyptians last season, but for Fall 2009, Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock were inspired by all things shiny and shimmery. "The inspiration was the hall of gems and crystals at the National History Museum," said Mayock. "Looking at a lot of the formations and using the shapes of the minerals, you'll notice that a lot of the angles of the clothes are a lot more faceted and there are geometric lines, and that's where that sort of came from." Added Buhai: "We like to call it neo-new age." There were tinsel-y trims, pieces studded with gems (fortunately, in a sophisticated manner), and great new oxfords and sandals from their shoe collaboration with Via Spiga, and all the looks had the easy, cool aesthetic that the brand is known for.