Having recently launched their little-sister Viva Vena line, Vena Cava's Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai now have another outlet for their whimsical prints and flirty frocks, which have driven sales in the past but also cramped creative growth in a certain sense. Finding a contemporary home for those more commercial pieces meant the design duo was able to refocus on making "future heirlooms," and it resulted in a strong lineup. Interestingly enough, Mayock said it reminded her of their debut collection, nearly a decade ago—talk about coming full circle.

There was an emphasis on new volumes and "extreme basics," according to Mayock. A snug cropped jacket paired with ultra-wide palazzo pants was a playful take on suiting; and a slim, midi-length pencil skirt with a detachable lapel detail also riffed on the traditional tuxedo. Enveloping, oversize wool coats added a polished finish to several outfits but still had that slightly witchy vibe that is identifiably Vena Cava. Speaking of, they didn't drop pattern completely, and incorporated a mystical collage with seeing-eye motifs into several memorable looks that put their progress this season into perspective.