2007 September 6
Jenni Kayne - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008
(NEW YORK) The young L.A. designer, whose girly creations are loved and worn by Hollywood starlets, chose to show her spring collection in a midtown penthouse, away from the busy tents. It was a smaller, cozier venue for a collection inspired by the ‘70s, which featured sundresses in bright yellow and blue ikat prints and vintage-looking gowns which alternated with tailored but comfy day pieces like cropped jackets, boyfriend blazers, and relaxed shorts worn with flat sandals. While a raglan-sleeve long gown worn with pearls and a few above-the-knee, sequined, and shimmery dresses looked to the past, Kayne also showed clean grey and black pieces which gave the collection a modern flair. A glossy high-waisted skirt with a minimalist T-shirt, a belted short-sleeve dress in metallic silver, and a sharp-looking grey skirt-and-coat ensemble matched with a purple blouse were unexpectedly edgy pieces that showed Kayne’s creative range.