Kendall and Kylie Jenner‘s breakout year in the contemporary fashion industry placed the sisters at the forefront of the news for something other than their reality show with the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan. The two have been style icons, and it would be an absolute shame if their collections didn’t live up to their fashion-forward lifestyles. Thankfully, they have proven that their intro year as Kendall + Kylie is just the beginning of a fashion empire.
As is their design aesthetic, the Kendall + Kylie spring 2017 collection was full of basic styles with the siblings’ personal touches added in. And each piece would naturally look right at home in the Jenner closet, much as they would in the closet of any like-minded woman around the world.
The Jenners took time to informally go through their collection Wednesday before the show, and speak briefly about the garments, expressing which pieces they would like to wear to the formal presentation later in the evening.
“I’m really into the very simple stuff,” Kendall began. “I love being able to mix and match and wear things a million times. That’s why we threw in a bunch of one-pieces in every color and little slip dresses.”
Going into design with that kind of versatility and practicality in mind is what makes the Jenner sisters’ brand so successful, since it tailors to wearers’ needs without sacrificing style.
Kylie spoke on the footwear in the collection. “I think my favorite part of our whole collection is the shoes. I think we’ve really elevated our shoes this time, and our sneakers.”
With Kendall having a clear voice in the clothes and Kylie in the footwear, the duo comes together with the perfect ensembles for a presentation. It didn’t hurt that the models were styled to look like the sisters!
So the clothes would be worn by the Jenners, and the styled models really showed how true that was since the clothes looked like the perfect fit. The clothes in the Kendall + Kylie spring 2017 collection gave a wide range of utility, while remaining cohesive; when you’re essentially designing for yourself, that much is easy to maintain.
We were given tight dresses, relaxed dresses and pants, jumpsuits, and everything in between. The silhouettes were basic and overall easy to wear, while also being fashion forward and luxurious.
Their pristine white jumpsuit is a perfect example of just that. Oversized pant legs with large pleats billowed, making the look formal, while the simple bust line and straps kept things clean and elegant. The cutout detail under the bust was a real wow factor for the piece, since such a cut could easily take away from the beauty of a piece, or cheapen it; in this case, it added in a break from the stark white fabric.
Knit fabrics were particularly lovely in this collection, and the Jenners were very mindful of keeping silhouettes as universally flattering as possible. An oversized, basic yet new sweater was a great knit piece in the line, with a relaxed, off-the-shoulder fit that made it just as lovely paired with a simple black skirt as it would be with leggings or denim skinny jeans. This piece played well with the versatile trend in the collection that is so important to the brand’s appeal.
Kendall and Kylie also teamed up with a couple artists to create some looks for the collection. Malcolm Stuart and Logan Real both worked on a few outerwear pieces; Stuart airbrushed the back of a jacket with “Bossssed Up,” while Real created a racing striped white jacket. There was also an embroidery of California with “West Side Till I Die.”
Photos courtesy of Kendall + Kylie