Monday Muse: Lauren Bacall Inspires Jenni Kayne Resort 2018

Jenni Kayne resort 2018

Jenni Kayne resort 2018

Jenni Kayne’s expanding brand is more than just slip-on mules. While those perennial best-sellers will always be available and remixed with covetable new materials and textures, the Cali designer used resort 2018 to debut her brand-new home line alongside apparel and accessories. The clothes were loosely inspired by the Old Hollywood airs of Lauren Bacall, but the collection was anything but a study in period dress or high-watt glam. Instead, her loyal fan base will find a few retro-tinged pieces to add to their collections of Kayne go-tos and maybe add a few things to their homes, too.

Ease is a major touchstone for Kayne, so her takes on Old Hollywood meant easy wrap silhouettes and flowing fabrics, not boning, corsetry, or girdles. The polka dots and subtle prints were an homage to Bacall’s singular style, but they looked fresh when paired with Kayne’s flats and mules. Many of her acolytes come to the label for knits, and there were plenty of those. Served up like comfort food, there were thick, ribbed turtlenecks and airy cardigans that will be favorites for seasons to come.

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Jenni Kayne resort 2018

Jenni Kayne resort 2018

An easy update to the vintage-inspired looks involved hiking boots and cropped trousers worn with dresses. The styling made everything seem fresher and cooler, so women should take note for the upcoming season.

And as for those home good, Kayne enlisted a California charity that recruits disabled adults to craft candles (available scents include musk, cedar, and currant). On top of that, Kayne also took to Peru to find women artisans to hand knit beanies, throws, and pillows to match the knits in the collection. It made for a complete vision of Kayne’s world: a cozy, comforting piece of fashion that’s inclusive, not trying too hard, and polished without looking too thought out. And with her lower price points, it’s easier than ever to get into this world and rub shoulders with Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, and Reese Witherspoon, all loyal Kayne girls.

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