The Vena Cava gals — Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai — sure do love their '90s nostalgia. At their runway show at Chelsea's MILK Studios, they handed out a 'zine with '90s memories and pix contributed by VC's hipster pals. The collection, too, had a whiff of Goth, but glittered up (models wore sparkly makeup dappled on lids and under eyes, like they were slugged with glitter — a literal shiner).
But there was still a somber tone to the loooong-hemmed line, with maxi dresses and well-past-knee skirts in black and white. Just a few pops of color herea — three-quarter green leather skirt or a dusky-pink print on a top and skirt.
We liked the deep, dramatic square necklines and the cropped or slit tops offering flashes of skin — long looks don't have to mean covered up.
But wazzup with this crowd? The tepid applause at the end means they weren't that thrilled. . . or are seriously in need of a jolt of java. It's only Thursday, people — we've got a whole week to go.