Fatigued by the prospect of more nineties-flavored fare? Jenni Kayne
's not. Kayne, for whom the decade's more minimal leanings have long been a touchstone, happily distilled some of the era's chicer elements and spun them into an eminently wearable and well-edited Resort collection. "It's a combination of clothes to pack for your vacation," said Kayne, "and then something new to flow into your fall wardrobe during the November and December holiday season." That meant breezy polka-dot prints (the designer's California upbringing lends her clothes a consistently flirty edge), some well-priced handsome knits, and crisp silk-linen tailoring. Standouts included a luxe, long take on the T-shirt dress and a belted vest, both in black crepe, both with an appealing ease. "After having two kids," Kayne said, laughing, "fashion for me has become about wearability." There was plenty of that here, and it's a wearability of the sort that should appeal to New Yorkers if Kayne opts to bring her recent expansion efforts (three California boutiques and counting) to the East Coast.