is a featured look from the Kelly Wearstler Fall
2013 collection, both jewelry and fashion.
YORK — Just 1½ years after its launch, interior
decorator-designer Kelly Wearstler’s fashion line is
really coming into its own. She brought her eclectic
L.A. sense of glam to New York Fashion Week, presenting
her fall-winter 2013 collection in her showroom off 12th
Avenue, an expansive view of the Hudson outside the
glam rock, but with a comfortable L.A. spin. The colors
— hues of plum, turquoise, indigo — were incredible.
And so was her new foray into denim. Standout pieces
included an electric blue mohair tweed jacket with
silver embroidery on the shoulders; a cozy, purple
mohair sweater with leather and velvet accents; a
mixed-media lacquered leather and tweed dress; a pony
hair T-shirt; geometric print silk pants; and destroyed
boyfriend-style jeans with gold threads in the knee
I was starting in fashion, I had difficulty translating
the rawness of my (interior) work, the vintage furniture
with the rock crystal chandelier, for example,"
Wearstler said. "I found denim is the perfect
material because it’s raw and refined. And that
tension is what I love."
the jean styles are named after L.A. streets, including
Sunset and Hollywood.
accessories collection is developing nicely too,
including leather pouches and belts with raw stone
architect Ettore Sottsass and his Memphis Group of
design, known for its squiggly lines and off-kilter
is introducing fine jewelry for fall, including pendants
and rings with confetti-like semiprecious stones and
cuffs with sculptural slabs of agate, quartz, pyrite and
lapis. It’s been a year since her store opened on
Melrose Avenue in L.A., and Wearstler said she is
scouting space for a second store in New York’s SoHo.
best collection yet from Wearstler with tons of
covetable, wearable pieces. She has finally figured out
how to bring her aesthetic to clothing without the
textures and colors feeling too artsy-craftsy.