New York Fashion Week, Fall 2011 Ready-To-Wear is underway! I know, you are probably just as excited as I am. Okay, maybe you didn’t spend yesterday afternoon refreshing your browser waiting to see the slides from the shows. But, that’s probably only because you knew I would be doing it. Well, after scouring the web, my favorite of the day was the Jenni Kayne show. If you don’t know Jenni Kayne, well you should! Her line has been around since 2003 and on her website she describes her sensibility as “Super-chic, easy to wear clothes… Nothing tricky, nothing precious, just good clothes that work for you.” And she’s right- the clothing shown is utterly wearable.
I love the combination of textures here. The chunky knit sweater, the luxurious silk pant, the clothing just looks like it feels good. I also am a fan of the turquoise pants for fall. I practically wear all black and grey in fall/winter (seriously, going crazy for me is a deep purple or olive green), but the idea of mixing it up with this pop of color will undoubtedly brighten the season’s darker days.
I love this look! The shift dress may be a little to mustard for me personally, but together with the swing coat is adorable. To be clear: adorable, not precious. The proportions are fun and easy- not remotely forced. I would love to wear this look out on a night on the town. (Important to note: I’d wear totally different shoes. Probably some sort of platform, but even a round-toed ballet flat would work!)
If the prior outfit is a fun night out, this one’s a great work look. The jacket lends an heir of sophistication, while the skirts slit adds an appropriate amount of intrigue. And let’s not ignore the awesome blouse! Unlike your average fall/winter palette, this one not only includes the turquoise and straw gold, but also fuschia! I didn’t even know that was allowed! 😉
This is great example of daywear. Here Jenni Kayne does it by playing with different weights. This time the chunky sweater is paired with a lacey skirt and olive coat. The look has a very 1990s feel to it, in the ease of pairing as well as the colors, but with modern lines – so it doesn’t look like the model spent the day at a thrift store!
Now this is a sexy slit! But with the cropped knit sweater on top the look is totally relaxed. In fact, it is more than just relaxed, it’s kicking back on vacation tranquil. And that is what Jenni Kayne does so well, her clothing is both effortless and chic. Just the way American Sportswear should be!