February 07, 2008
She might be from sunny Los Angeles, but Jenni Kayne's Fall collection showed she could cope with the coldand turn on the heat. The show's moody palette and menswear fabrics, like a blue and black check, referenced grunge, as did the slouchy shape of the blazers. Kayne's second touchstone was the forties, which explains how a flannel jacket with a silver fox collar that radiated old-Hollywood élan came into the mix. What stood out most were the dressier pieces, like a color-blocked jersey scoop gown, because she is too into pretty to do really grungy.