Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vena Cava Fall/Winter 2011

There was something slightly boho and definitely free-flowing to Vena Cava's Fall 2011 collection, presented in New York this week. "It's the other side of grunge, the elegant early nineties," designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock said backstage before the runway presentation. And indeed, with a slight punk edge, the clothes were reminiscent of a more glamorous 90's.
Speaking of backstage activity, the inspiration for the show was said to have been rock 'n' roll and androgyny; the muse: Fiona Apple. "The makeup serves as an accessory," explained lead makeup artist Christian McCulloch. "It's a jewel sparking from the darkness of the mostly black collection and the daring look of long night out."
It wasn't a ground-breaking collection by any means, but I certainly appreciated and liked it- cut-out dresses, crop tops, berets, long skirts, trousers and platform shoes were rife, with the styling touching on Calvin Klein Jean, No Doubt and Saved by the Bell and Azzedine Alaïa.

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