Monday Muse: SoCal Architecture Inspires Jenni Kayne Spring 2017

Jenni Kayne Spring 2017

Jenni Kayne Spring 2017

What started out as a small collection of super-luxe everyday basics with a West Coast slant has expanded, season after season, to include just about everything a woman could need. And that’s what Jenni Kayne wanted all along. After all, she was designing pieces that she wanted to wear herself. Along the way, her famous friends (you know then as Gywneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, and Drew Barrymore) asked for more. As their requests were fulfilled, Kayne’s collection got things like tailored pieces, jumpsuits, and boxy coats in addition to sumptuous knits and essential T-shirts. These days, Kayne’s collections include lace alongside wool and those ubiquitous mules are available in reptile embossed leathers and angora. For spring ’17, the collection is bigger than ever, giving women everywhere — famous or not — more to love.

The collection was loosely inspired by the work of Rudolph and Pauline Schindler, an architect-and-educator couple who settled in SoCal in the early 1900s. Rudolph is known for building the Lovell Beach House in Newport Beach (not far from Kayne’s outpost at Lido Marina Village). The result was a more masculine collection softened with feminine details, reflecting the minimal lines of Schindler’s work. What looked simple was actually thougtful. Tailored trousers were flared just so and soft lingerie-inspired separates were paired with the most masculine looks.

Jenni Kayne Spring 2017

Jenni Kayne Spring 2017

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Kayne has never been one to embrace a Technicolor palette, so it was no surprise that this collection was heavy on neutrals. Navy, cream, and black were major players, but olive and taupes made appearances, too. Looser silhouettes were highlighted by satin accents, giving a little bit of shimmer and shine for a touch of femininity.

Kayne also debuted a collaboration with Washington state’s Crescent Down Works. The resulting puffers were sleek and sophisticated, a far cry from the world of Patagonia and The North Face (her customers on the East Coast will surely appreciate them). The undercurrent of menswear dressing were for day, because come sundown, Kayne’s ladies will be dressed in slightly retro dresses and clean slip dresses. Satin appeared again for evening, giving long maxis a techy edge. A standout satin trench — with all hardware and buttons removed — would look great on top of it all and is sure to appeal to Kayne’s rabid fanbase no matter where they live.

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