style.com: Jenni Kayne Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear review

Courtesy of Style.com


Jenni Kayne

NEW YORK, September 7, 2011
By Alison Baenen

“Country-club chic combined with urban athleticism” is how Jenni Kayne described this season’s collection, a reference point she claimed to have arrived at with a little help from Luis Buñuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. Kayne deals in familiar basics turned rich, like a lace pencil skirt in bright pink with a razor-frayed edge, or a black leather moto jacket soft and lightweight enough to be worn as the top of a flirty suit.

At the designer’s low-key presentation, where items were grouped by delivery, you had a chance to touch the fabric and see details, like the sliver of silver running through a breezy white jacket with zippered pockets. While the collection was understated as ever overall, embellishment came in the form of densely knit matte white sequins on a long, strapless dress and a tee. Easy enough to wear to the club, cool enough for a night of urban athleticism.

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