Pre-fall is a mixed bag, with some designers showing chunky knits and others showing bikinis. L.A. native Jenni Kayne
's collection struck a temperate balance between the two extremes. One shift dress, for example, combined lightweight organza with cozy flannel, and her softly draped wool gauze pantsuit is one of the more wearable takes on the transparent trend we've seen. The blazer is cut more like a cardigan, and the matching trousers are just sheer enough for sidewalk passersby to do a double take, but with a lining that starts at mid-thigh so you won't get the wrong kinds of looks.
Functionality is key for Kayne. A persimmon-colored "triple set" comes with a shell, a cardigan, and
a roomy grandpa sweater to layer every which way. The "blown-out shearling" chubby is shorn bare along the inner arm and side seams to prevent bulkiness. And black rabbit fur d'Orsay flats look like chic bedroom slippers, and are just as comfortable. Thoughtful details like these are what keeps her fashion insider fans sweet on Kayne.