16 posts tagged "Jenni Kayne"
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Is it wrong that I’m already thinking about fall shopping? I love summer weather, but I tend to get more excited about boots and jackets than sundresses and sandals. Next season, I’m updating my cold-weather uniform of skinny jeans and big sweaters with these gilded Jenni Kayne brogues. They have the ease of a slip-on sneaker, the androgyny of a men’s oxford, and a dressed-up vibe thanks to the high-shine gold. Plus, they remind me a bit of the plated Céline brogues I had my eye on last year (left)—at a fraction of the cost. We may be in the dog days of summer, but I can’t wait for the chill to settle in so I can bust these out.
Jenni Kayne Metallic Leather Oxfords, $595, Buy it now.
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.