June 06, 2012 New York
Jenni Kayne has a reputation for laid-back California cool. For Resort inspiration, the L.A.-based designer looked to eighties beach culture and (here's the surprise) high society. Kayne stuck with her classic silhouettes—button-down shirts, slouchy pants, and short shorts, updating them in refreshing shades of sea-foam green and chevron yellow. The print story here, on a T-shirt dress and hot pants, was taken from old tiles used as the foundation in Mexican architecture. The same neon-colored pattern carried over to a pair of Kayne's d'Orsay flats, a style that's been a hit for her at retail. Kayne loves a little leather; this time it appeared in bra-top form, paired with a lady-who-lunches plaid pencil skirt and a canvas jacket. That look and a blush-tone tailored shorts suit were the obvious winners here.
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