Jenni Kayne launched her line in 2003, when she was just 19. Despite her youth, she quickly established her signature look: a refined, subtle interpretation of classic American sportswear that draws on her California upbringing and love of the outdoors. She is renowned for her tailored leather separates and playful mix of masculine and feminine design elements. "Super-chic, easy to wear clothes that don't take a lot of thought," she says of her designs. "That's what I do. Nothing tricky, nothing precious, just good clothes that work for you."
Kayne's interest in fashion was evident from an early age: When she was eight, she announced that she wanted to be a designer. After attending the Otis College of Art and Design for two semesters, she became a buyer for a Santa Monica boutique at the age of 18. A year later, she debuted her first collection at Los Angeles fashion week. She began showing at New York fashion week in 2005, and was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) three years later. In 2007, Kayne opened her first shop in West Hollywood. Her clothes and accessories are also available in specialty boutiques across the United States and Europe.