Designer label Vena Cava is composed of Parson's grads Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai. They met at age 17 and sewed their first collection on their Brooklyn living room floor in 2003. Their most recent collection for Spring/Summer 2012 is quite likely destined to be one of my favourites of the season. As crazy as it sounds, I love to see clothes that fully reflect the season for which they were designed, and Vena Cava's set of 21 looks does just that.
This retro inspired collection isn't exactly groundbreaking, but it reminds us that clothing is meant to be fun. A girl should enjoy what she's wearing and experiment with colours, textures and styles. This collection embodies that notion and encourages exploration as well as reflection on popular styles of the past.
I'm in love.