There is a compelling conceit around clothes that are razzamatazz-free. To that end, Kris Kim followed her beautifully stark vision to the letter with her well-made spring collection for Moderne. She showed it in her Greenwich Street store, La Garçonne, which carries some European collections in addition to her own line. Here, a few looks that perfectly mirrored Kim’s views:
“I’m searching for modern uniforms; classics that are also interesting” referenced a chalk-hued raw denim work jacket, white jersey tank and black silk shantung mid-calf skirt.
“Something to wear a million times” referred to high-waisted loose black jeans paired with a cream cotton pique polo shirt and an easy dress version in khaki jersey.
“Boyfriend pieces, that are borrowed from the men but not interpreted literally” was shorthand for a khaki paper cotton, oversize blazer and an easy navy trench over a chalk jersey T-shirt and denim painter jeans.
“Getting back into a suit that is not at all serious” meant a navy cotton trench pullover and pleated wrap skirt.
This is a buy-now-wear-forever collection.