Jenni Kayne – Pre Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear
Women all over the world rely on Jenni Kayne for chic basics like cashmere sweaters, crisp shirting, and pointy flats, but the heart of the label is pure California. Kayne’s new Resort collection felt especially in tune with her laid-back SoCal surroundings—where else but the West Coast are striped linen trousers and eyelet blouses considered staples? She pulled inspiration not from the beaches of Malibu, however, but from the dry Joshua Tree desert, which informed a hazy color palette and bohemian touches of fringe, suede, and tassels.
Those details felt new for the brand, which has always leaned toward a clean, approachable minimalism. Customers can expect more flourishes like that in the future: “I think this is my favorite collection to date,” Kayne said. Thanks to a light hand, a tufted blouse or fringe-trimmed tunic will still feel subdued enough for her client. Those in search of something a little richer and more evening-appropriate should take note of the silk foulard pajama sets—just add a pair of Kayne’s best-selling mules and you’re out the door.