Co-Designer, Vena Cava
Unlike so many recent grads, Lisa Mayock didn’t spend the summer after her senior year of college wandering aimlessly. Instead, in 2003, she and fellow Parsons alum Sophie Buhai hunkered down and launched Vena Cava—their much-loved line of what they call “future heirlooms.” Since then, Vena Cava has won the Ecco Domani award and been named a runner up in CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. Mayock and Buhai have collaborated with the Gap, Converse, Uniqlo, and Bloomingdales. Viva Vena!, Vena Cava’s celebrated diffusion line, was relaunched by the duo in November 2012.