September 12, 2010 New York
Color was a big part of the story, with the normally neutral-loving designer warming things up from cool blues (in a neat stripe) on the right coast to hibiscus and marigold on the left. The first look, a sheer blouse with simplified epaulets tucked into a mini adorned with matte white paillettes, was an ideal summer uniform: understated, crisp, and totally effortless. There was also a reinvented twinset, consisting of a reverse-stitched knit crop top worn under a slightly roomy cardigan. It looked perfect for those June nights when the air begins to cool. A short dolman jacket with oversize pockets was part of Kayne's scheme for desert living, but it had the pared-down simplicity that urbanites (in, say, Manhattan) are currently going mad for.