BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: Vena Cava’s Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock skipped the runway, instead presenting their designs in spaces that were inspired by rooms in their Brooklyn apartments. “Clothes are so personal,” Buhai explained. “We wanted to create a relaxed environment where the clothes could be seen worn like they would be in real life.” The installation was indeed homey, but the outfits were nothing if not sophisticated.
Since their 2004 debut, Mayock and Buhai have been refining their aesthetic, which revolves around easy, feminine dresses and tops, often with triangle cut-out necklines,
usually in (printed) silks.