Vena Cava

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Sophie Buhai, 2004 - Present; Lisa Mayock, 2004 - Present

Designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock met at 17 in their native California before shipping off to Parsons. Ironically, the pair was rejected from their school’s senior show—the launching pad for phenoms like Zac Posen and Proenza Schouler—in 2003, so they decided to give it a go on their own. The duo sewed twelve looks on their living-room floor in Brooklyn, and Vena Cava was born in September of that year. Their signature aesthetic takes a fresh spin on vintage mixed with an arty palette and hand-drawn prints, with past collections inspired by japonismo and Egyptian history. In 2006, the brand was awarded an Ecco Domani; back-to-back Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Award nominations followed in 2007 and 2008.

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Sophie Buhai, 2004 - Present; Lisa Mayock, 2004 - Present
Owned By
Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai

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