kendall and kylie jenner discuss their topshop collection

l.a. calling

illustration by kelly shami

They’re part of the closest thing the City of Angels has to a royal family, so who better to channel the L.A. vibe into clothing than Kendall and Kylie Jenner? 

“We were thinking about the L.A. girl: who she is, what she loves to do, and what her dream wardrobe would be,” says Kendall of the Kendall + Kylie collection, a Topshop-exclusive range she designed with her younger sister. Based on the offerings, their idea of an L.A. girl’s sartorial fantasies consists of distressed denim, Hawaiian prints, and slogan gear, along with blouson tops, duster coats, sheer trousers, and layered maxi dresses. The selection of pieces seamlessly blends what Kylie refers to as Kendall’s simple, “off-duty model” style with her own darker, edgier taste, as well as various influences that the sisters found online or within classic designs that they wanted to customize (like wide-legged pants and matching short sets). West Coast nonchalance runs true throughout, from the light, airy fabrics perfect for a bonfire-lit beach party to a crewneck emblazoned with the words "When in doubt, vacation" (“That’s our motto!” says Kylie).

Kendall + Kylie launches this Wednesday, June 3, at Topshop stores worldwide,, and select Nordstrom stores. Click through the gallery to see the collection's offerings, and our exclusive interview with Kendall and Kylie.