Vena Cava's New Kind of Bombshell
February 10, 2011
Originally published in WSJ Heard on the Runway blog
Filed under: Fashion / New York Fashion Week
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Vena Cava Fall 2011 by Elva Ramirez

There was a lot of skin on display at the latest collection by Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock. But they suggested an off-kilter and quirky, not bombshell, beauty.

Tops had cutaways to reveal stomachs. Fabrics clung to curves. One off-the-shoulder floor-length tube dress caused many women in the audience to strain forward for another look. The fall collection mixed traditional sex appeal with hints of 90′s-era tastes (long flowing skirts, palazzo pants, shrug sweaters, slouchy hats and chokers.)

The Vena Cava designers are young, hip and attractive women, so they have a light touch when it comes to dressing their peers.

It's not a look that everyone can pull off, but these are clothes that move with the body and cling without being constricting. Female fashion designers know that sometimes women want to look sexy but be comfortable at the same time.

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