As in seasons past,
Jenni's show drew a packed house of fashionistas, rockstars and wannabe
admirers. Grunge royalty dominated the front row and ogled the lithe models
as Jenni taught the class how pretty vintage themes could rock the house.
Familiar themes of bespoke suiting, languid proportions and restrained luxe
have become a brand signature and naturally opened the show. New this time
was a pretty sweetness and A-line silhouettes that ventured further from the
body. A green beaded fabric worked beautifully as urbane apron tops but
geek-demerits as a gathered dress. A
little Miu Miu and a touch of
Marc Jacobs to thank, perhaps?
Always gorgeous are
the innovative knits, mostly in cashmere and worn as day-to-evening layers.
Military looks and boyfriend jackets impressed the crowd, as did her navy
knife-pleat dress in the finale with olive rabbit stole. As proposed in the
liner notes, the Jenni Kayne customer believes fur is always a good idea,
sequins are delightful at lunch and white looks more beautiful in winter.
Perhaps this renegade
attitude inspired a reaction of its own, as longtime supporter Anthony Kedis
attempted to pass backstage without credentials and faced-off with Smashbox
security. Notwithstanding a dramatic stripshow to reveal his legendary
tattoos, the crew still would not release him and a virtual Grammy Awards
brawl provided the show's glittering finale.