June 12, 2008
"We call it celestial sportswear," said Vena Cava designer Sophie Buhai. As it turned out, that was a fairly apt description for Buhai and fellow designer Lisa Mayock's collectiona mix of drawstring silk jumpsuits, slouchy crepe de chine tanks, newly added knitwear basics, and other pieces inspired by the 1974 cult film Space Is the Place (you know, the one in which avant-garde jazzman Sun Ra plays a pseudo-Egyptian space age philosopher seeking followers). That would explain the easy seventies sportswear look updated with hieroglyphic prints. In short: just the kind of unforced quirkiness we've come to expect from this talented pair.