"American sportswear with an edge." That was Jenni Kayne
's assessment of her latest effort, and while it's not the most original manifesto we've ever heard, it's an apt summing up of the brand's direction over the past few seasons. Kayne has made a name for herself with leather separates, and fans will enjoy Spring's bounty: the perfect black sheath, a cream crop top and cuffed-short combo, and—for the daring or just plain gaga—cheeky briefs and a bustier. Despite the prevalence of animal hide, the print-free collection came across as light and easy—perhaps a subconscious effort by the new mom to keep life as clutter-free as possible. But while pleasing, these clothes didn't feel like a departure from past efforts; it wouldn't hurt to see a little more of that edge the designer mentioned. The shoes, however, weren't lacking. On the heels of a successful foray for Fall, the designer amped the offerings for Spring. Her sophomore effort included covetable studded mules and strappy perforated leather flats (the latter suitable for chasing after little ones, we assume).