Sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner couldn’t be present for a personal walk-through of their fall collection for Kendall + Kylie at the brand’s Manhattan showroom in Chelsea, but creative director Chelsey Santry provided a glimpse into the girls’ minds. Citing cult flicks like “The Breakfast Club,” “Empire Records” and “House Party,” Santry said the Jenner sisters wanted to invoke Nineties throwbacks and elevate modern streetwear: “The girls love having great basics with novelty twists, and everything here works with the statement pieces in their wardrobe.”
Buttery-soft flannel shirting, cropped baby tees, repurposed vintage jeans and patent-leather combat boots certainly recalled Nineties-era style. But overall, the lineup read more sporty than grunge, with whiffs of urban athleticism throughout — think red fleece hoodies with cutout shoulders, button-snap track pants, cropped racer-bank tanks and oversize puffer coats. “Kendall loves all these bodysuits that we do,” Santry said, holding up a velour hooded bodysuit, which could be worn with matching velour jogger pants. Elsewhere, it was easy to imagine Kylie in a va-va-voom body-con scuba dress with mesh cutout detailing — paired with Lucite stiletto ankle boots, natch.