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Designer Collabs: Vena Spiga? Via Cava?—Vena Cava Shoes for Via Spiga!

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LA-bred Vena Cava designers Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai—from South Pasadena and LA, respectively—are taking their Brooklyn-based label all the way down to the toes for spring '09 by way of Via Spiga. Per WWD, Vena Cava has signed on to do capsule footwear collections for the shoe brand over the next three seasons, which will range from $300-$850 and be avail at viaspiga.com at the Via Spiga SoHo flagship opening in October. Also, the fashion trade notes: "Via Spiga will sponsor Vena Cava’s shows for that time, as well."

The collection, which marks Via Spiga's first designer collab, will consist of four styles and "goes hand in hand with the designers’ 'Egyptomania' theme for spring, with muted, sun-bleached colors, strappy sandals and pyramid hardware. The duo incorporated eclectic materials such as monkfish and salmon skin with silver hardware. There is a collage element to mixing materials, which also is a signature element in the brand’s apparel."

Vena Cava has dipped into accessories design with jewelry and totes, and hopes to continue to broaden into "eyewear, more handbags and umbrellas using the line’s signature prints."
· Via Spiga Taps Vena Cava for Capsule Footwear Collection [WWD, subscription req]