SHINY PRETTY THINGS AT VENA CAVA

Vena_cava1 More like a party than a fashion show, the Vena Cava presentation took place in a huge warehouse in New York City's Chelsea art district.

While William Rauscher, aka DJ Gem Hunter, span tunes on the decks, we mingled round 21 models standing on a triangular platform. The collection was classic Vena Cava: sophisticated, downtown-chic.

Models were draped in a range of trailing silk column dresses, edgy black stretch leather pieces and wool cropped jackets. In keeping with the "Crystalarium" theme, the designers offered trims with sparkly metal fringes and shoes with glittering shards of silver.

Wilson Matthews of Blackbook Magazine told us, "It was absolutely amazing! I know I’m coming again next season."

Our sentiments exactly!