It’s about time: design darling, Queen of Beverly Hills, and all around cool lady Kelly Wearstler has launched an eponymous online shopping destination, that is going to spill her outside of interior design and into the apparel, homewares, and accessories world in a snap. This is all arriving by way of a her new online shop where, in addition to places like New York City’s Bergdorf Goodman and the Beverly Hills’ Neiman Marcus, are the only places you can purchase Kelly’s new wares.
The site’s main push, and what it launched with, is Kelly’s debut Fall 2011 collection that was shown this past spring. The collection is a distillation of Wearstler’s aesthetic in clothing form. If you’ve seen her design work to her outfits on Top Design, you know what I am talking about (and we’ve even discussed her work on The Fox Is Black). This debut collection shares inklings of what seems to be all of her ideas placed into a drip coffee maker that were then sprinkled upon some fabulous clothes.
The collection does a brilliant job of balancing Kelly’s knack for patterns and colors with subdued basics, just like her interiors. You may have a pink and white jagged striped shirt, but it matches perfectly with a quieter blue bubble skirt. Along with items like hot coral mini-skirts, navy velvet pants, and two toned jackets, Kelly has created some amazing character pieces that we hope (and expect!) to see ladies skipping around Beverly Hills and West Hollywood in. After all, a lot of the collection was made in Los Angeles (some was made in New York, too, yes).
One very important thing to note is the jewelry, which decorate all of her models. The jewelry were all designed and made locally, here, in Los Angeles. If you flip through Kelly’s personal blog, you can catch process photos of her creating these pieces as well as her inspiration for a lot of her designs, both clothing and interiors. A lot of places are very familiar locations that you have surely been to.
It also should be noted that she has also started diving into homewares, which are tiny little pieces that easily could sit on tables, desks, or chairs in her interiors. This is important because, in her Spring 2012 collection along with the collection shown here, the jewelry and bags she has created for her models very easily could pass as ornaments for home decor rather fashion. It’s remarkable how she has tied all of her worlds together so seamlessly!
Kelly Wearstler’s debut Fall 2011 collection is now for sale on her website. And, soon enough, we’ll be able to catch these clothes in person as she is opening up her flagship store on Melrose next door to Theory and A.P.C. at some point in November. Stay tuned for that as we will undoubtedly be waiting anxiously at their doorway opening day.