Jenni Kayne Fall 2011: Kayne-Do Attitude

Full disclosure: we have a soft spot for California girl Jenni Kayne and her consistently beautiful takes on rich minimalism. Upon arriving at Industria to check out this season’s goods, the show notes told us to expect outdoorsy layers and textural extras “straight from a glamorous grandma with love.” Unfortunately, our grannies were never quite this chic—the pointy-toed d’Orsay flats and neat fur caps paired with many of the looks made comfy simplicity look totally luxe. As for the clothes themselves, they were the sort of thing a city girl might wear if she took to a cabin in the country for a weekend getaway—but still had fashionable friends to impress. Lumberjack looks, these were certainly not! Think chunky cable-knit sweaters paired with slinky, silky maxiskirts, or a tailored coat with a blue fur collar that would be perfect to shrug on to beat the forest chill. A few hits of bright cerulean in the form of a long-sleeved dress and billowy pants provided a welcome color contrast, while a sheer lace shell and a teensy golden skirt dripping in sequins gave the party girls in attendance something to lust after too. Kayne showed once again that she’s honed in on her design strengths—long, lean silhouettes, largely neutral palettes punctuated by pops of bold color, and ageless separates—and is comfortable delivering these sorts of wearable pieces each season. And whether you’re an East or West Coaster, or prefer city over country, that’s a style M.O. we definitely admire.
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Full disclosure: we have a soft spot for California girl Jenni Kayne and her consistently beautiful takes on rich minimalism. Upon arriving at Industria to check out this season’s goods, the show notes told us to expect outdoorsy layers and textural extras “straight from a glamorous grandma with love.” Unfortunately, our grannies were never quite this chic—the pointy-toed d’Orsay flats and neat fur caps paired with many of the looks made comfy simplicity look totally luxe. As for the clothes themselves, they were the sort of thing a city girl might wear if she took to a cabin in the country for a weekend getaway—but still had fashionable friends to impress. Lumberjack looks, these were certainly not! Think chunky cable-knit sweaters paired with slinky, silky maxiskirts, or a tailored coat with a blue fur collar that would be perfect to shrug on to beat the forest chill. A few hits of bright cerulean in the form of a long-sleeved dress and billowy pants provided a welcome color contrast, while a sheer lace shell and a teensy golden skirt dripping in sequins gave the party girls in attendance something to lust after too. Kayne showed once again that she’s honed in on her design strengths—long, lean silhouettes, largely neutral palettes punctuated by pops of bold color, and ageless separates—and is comfortable delivering these sorts of wearable pieces each season. And whether you’re an East or West Coaster, or prefer city over country, that’s a style M.O. we definitely admire.
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Full disclosure: we have a soft spot for California girl Jenni Kayne and her consistently beautiful takes on rich minimalism. Upon arriving at Industria to check out this season’s goods, the show notes told us to expect outdoorsy layers and textural extras “straight from a glamorous grandma with love.” Unfortunately, our grannies were never quite this chic—the pointy-toed d’Orsay flats and neat fur caps paired with many of the looks made comfy simplicity look totally luxe.

As for the clothes themselves, they were the sort of thing a city girl might wear if she took to a cabin in the country for a weekend getaway—but still had fashionable friends to impress. Lumberjack looks, these were certainly not! Think chunky cable-knit sweaters paired with slinky, silky maxiskirts, or a tailored coat with a blue fur collar that would be perfect to shrug on to beat the forest chill. A few hits of bright cerulean in the form of a long-sleeved dress and billowy pants provided a welcome color contrast, while a sheer lace shell and a teensy golden skirt dripping in sequins gave the party girls in attendance something to lust after too. Kayne showed once again that she’s honed in on her design strengths—long, lean silhouettes, largely neutral palettes punctuated by pops of bold color, and ageless separates—and is comfortable delivering these sorts of wearable pieces each season. And whether you’re an East or West Coaster, or prefer city over country, that’s a style M.O. we definitely admire. **All photos: IMAXTREE