Upon walking into the Chatwal Hotel to see Jenni Kayne’s Fall offerings we observed the designer’s nanny tending to her new-ish born baby as it sobbed beside the lobby’s inviting canteen of warm apple cider. While the scenario may seem trivial, it was rather signature of Kayne whose laid-back vibe was in play from the get-go, lending a soft sense of humanism to a week that’s so often anything but.
Kayne’s clothes have become well-loved for their easy femininity—fool proof pieces to help you stylishly battle everyday life through each triumph and mood swing. While this season was slightly less designed than past outings, there were still plenty of items that made a roomful of girls swoon, many battling for a chance to wind their way through two small racks that housed Kayne’s fall collection.
“I was inspired by the English countryside, a gentleman’s hunting wardrobe,” she told us. While haberdashery was evident in a few slim-cut suits, Kayne also took her creative hand to Price of Wales plaid by, ”digitalizing it and really blowing it up,” into a bright pattern of perfect disarray.