Next To The Floor : Citizen Kayne

Emerging designers have always been my favorite designers to follow, they go through growth and change right before the publics eye, somewhat similar to watching your child grow up and become a fashionable, law-abiding citizen. Jenni Kayne is a perfect example of an emerging designer blossoming very well. A rose that grew from well-tilled soil, Kayne launched her eponymous label in 2003. Kaynes love for fashion came shortly after viewing her first fashion show for Chanel at age 10, becoming "clothes obsessed". Living by fashion commandments, as reported by Harpers Bazaar, such as "sequins for lunch, white for winter and fur for everyday", Kayne embodies the sixties glamour that I am steadily searching for in 2008. For spring 2008, Jenni Kayne presented a collection that was far from being monochromatic. Three colors held a heavy presence for this season: purple, yellow and black. Impeccable tailoring for every piece, the bright yellow dress worn by ANTM winner Dani is one of my favorites, in addition to the box cut jackets. West coast refinery at best, it's no wonder the Olsen twins, Mischa Barton and Vanessa Traina adore this label. Bravo citizen Kayne, you are serving your country well.

Fabulously yours,
Jennifer Pauline