15 posts tagged "Jenni Kayne"
When she first introduced her d’Orsay flats in 2010, Jenni Kayne had no idea that they would amass a cult following. “Running around L.A. with two young kids, I live in flats. But I still want to look good, so I aimed to create a new shape that solved the ballerina shoe problem for those who were sick of a round toe,” offered Kayne. “But I didn’t realize [their popularity] until about a year in. This blogger in China tweeted about them, and we started to get floods of calls at our West Hollywood store. I literally thought we’d been hacked!” she said, laughing.
Today, the Jenni Kayne customer’s obsession with the pointy-toed d’Orsay is still holding strong. And to give fans something new to lust over, the designer has introduced a super limited-edition range of the flat (she’s only produced ten pairs) made from sumptuous gray rabbit fur. “I love the idea of a fur slipper,” Kayne told us. “Especially for entertaining at home—they’re just so cozy, luxe, and chic.” The shoes are crafted with fur-covered toes and a suede back, so we wouldn’t advise wearing them in New York’s slush, but for a brisk (and dry) fall day or just lounging around the house in luxury, they seem the perfect cold-weather indulgence. The plush new kicks, which debut exclusively here, are priced at $690 and will be available starting November 15 from www.jennikayne.com.
The Spring ’14 collections kick off in New York on Wednesday, followed by the shows in London, Milan, and Paris. Before their new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. Our entire selection of Spring ’14 previews is available here.
WHO: Jenni Kayne
WHERE: New York
WHEN: Friday, September 6
WHAT: “Military + nautical prep gone ethnic. The strong shoulders of uniforms, but the ease of Resort w/ fluid trousers. Print-mixing + textures.”—Jenni Kayne. The designer sent us a glimpse of the new collection, above.
Thanks to the tastemaking powers of Nicolas Ghesquière and Gaia Repossi, five-fingered rings and tough ear cuffs have been all the rage for the past year or so. But judging from the recent Resort collections, the new jewelry must-have is a chunky chain. We spied statement-making metal necklaces that were equal parts punk and hip-hop bling at Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, and Lanvin, among others. Jenni Kayne, for her part, piled on the gold strands for an extra dose of swag (let’s just say that Jay-Z himself would be jealous), while Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, Bouchra Jarrar, and Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent incorporated gleaming links as accents on their clothes. In addition to Rihanna, whose Céline ID choker has been in heavy rotation for some time now, cool girls such as Caroline de Maigret have taken a new liking to heavy-duty chokers. We’re betting they’ll be street-style status symbols at the Spring ’14 shows.
With all the talk surrounding the men’s shows, you might have forgotten that Resort is still under way, and, while browsing through the collections, we’ve noticed an abundance of bold, statement-making necklaces, which are giving soft Cruise looks an extra punch. Over at Michael Kors, we saw giant, bondage-tinged, padlock- and chain-embellished chokers, which lent a dangerous edge to ladylike dresses, overcoats, and blazers. Juan Carlos Obando turned out a cage-like collar, which he used to toughen up a crisp white bias-cut dress. “It’s a modern take on an historical tribal piece,” he told Style.com. “[It] allows the collection to embrace cultural values while endorsing strong and modern ideals.”
Meanwhile, Jenni Kayne‘s heavy draped metal chains added a new dimension to chiffon caftans and maxi dresses. And at Lanvin, Alber Elbaz’s chain-link necklaces and huge pendants—many of which had a hip-hop-gone-Egypto vibe—brought an air of irreverence to his elegant column gowns and bejeweled cocktail frocks.
As one of the leading retail destinations in Los Angeles, TenOverSix—founded by Kristen Lee and Brady Cunningham—has garnered a cult following with its tightly edited mix of designers (think Jesse Kamm, Jenni Kayne, THVM, Alasdair, Maison Kitsuné, and beyond). Now, Lee and Cunningham have brought their cleverly cool curation to the Lone Star state, selecting Dallas’ recently renovated Joule Hotel for the location of their second outpost. Mimicking the L.A. store’s eclectic white-and-wood interior, the more-than-550-square-foot Dallas boutique is filled with an ample array of wares by up-and-coming designers, established indie labels, and high-profile brands. With the Dallas set in mind, Lee and Cunningham have stocked a ready supply of cocktail dresses and filled their Lucite display boxes with both subtle and statement jewelry from the likes of Mociun, Lizzie Fortunato, and Pamela Love. Staying true to their signature edit, the pair has made sure to bring along their best-selling stock of Karen Walker, Vena Cava, and Rachel Comey, as well as pieces exclusive to the new location.
In addition to the main store, Lee and Cunningham have created TenOverSix Presents—an updated take on a hotel gift shop, which, set in the Joule’s lobby, offers a quirky mix of gifts, accessories, and essentials. Only at TenOverSix can one find toothbrushes, a birdcage necklace, and a pig-shaped fruit basket all in the same place.
TenOverSix is open now at the Joule Hotel, located at 1511 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75202