Carmel, California in the early Nineties — and American composer and art promoter Pauline Schindler and her husband Rudolph, an architect, in particular — served as reference points for Jenni Kayne’s spring collection. The linear, essential style of Rudolph’s works and Pauline’s love of nature blended in the Los Angeles-based designer’s lineup, which offered a range of women’s staples worked in high-quality fabrics.

Kayne infused every look with a sense of effortless elegance: a casual silk overall skirt worn with a fitted long-sleeved knit top, a cotton canvas front-pocket jacket with a utilitarian feel and fluid silk-satin slipdresses. Solids took center stage in the collection, which also included a mannish, sartorial herringbone-patterned cashmere blazer — its masculine appeal contrasting with the fresh, summer attitude of dresses and tops crafted from a white-plaid sheer cotton.

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