Excursions: Kelly Wearstler Resort 2013 Collection

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All images by Travis Levius.  All rights reserved.

Last week, I had the pleasure to attend Kelly Wearstler’s Exclusive Blogger Cocktail Event in Chelsea, celebrating the L.A.-based designer’s new Resort 2013 Collection.  Before being debriefed on the collection’s inspiration, my initial thoughts were “chaos, busy, bold”…later realizing that this was the designer’s intended reaction.

Designer Kelly Wearstler pictured above (center).

Kelly’s work is a colorful, frolicking exploration of essence vs. abstract: reserved for the fearless, forbidden for the faint of heart.  Though the rack of graphic, vibrant separates whetted my appetite, the live model demonstration truly tapped me into Kelly’s genius vision.

Inspired by the clothes and the amazing balcony view of Midtown, I took the models outdoors for an impromptu shoot.  Putting the clothes in context with the urban jungle was exhilarating, and it is clear that multi-talented  Kelly Wearstler (who is also a jewelry and modern furniture designer) is truly one to watch.

Special thanks to the lovely models and to HL Group for the event invite.

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