Bright Silks and Velvet Loafers Take Over Jenni Kayne’s Fall 2011 Runway
>> Jenni Kayne, awaiting the birth of her second child, was too pregnant to make the trip from California to New York to show her Fall 2011 collection at Milk Studios today — but the show must go on. True to her modern quirky girl aesthetic, Kayne delivered a collection inspired by “a cool girl at her country house,” which in Kayne’s world, means feathered skirts, fur collars, nubby sweaters, leather shirt dresses, and clean tailored jackets. And it all works — blame it on the magnificent jewel-toned velvet loafers worn with every look. The obvious highlight of the collection were Kayne’s fluid silks, comprising trousers, long bias-cut skirts, and dresses dipped in hot pink, nude, cobalt, mustard, and a rich chocolate brown. Stylist Keegan Singh accessorized with minimal yet high-impact pieces in the way of fur cossack hats and retro sunnies, all adding to that cool-with-a-twist factor Kayne is renowned for.