December 11, 2012 New York
Wearstler sees growth opportunities in categories like denim and knits, so she put an emphasis on them here. One pair of jeans was embroidered in grids of tiny studs; another was made from shredded Japanese denim flecked with silver threads. She's smart not to go up against the J Brands of the world and their battalions of basics. If there's one area for improvement, it'd be the fit. Maybe it's just a case of a New York editor looking at a California line, but some of her hemlines were dangerously short.