Kelly Wearstler's name is familiar to shoppers at Bergdorf Goodman. She's the more-is-more interior designer behind the department store's eatery, BG, and the pricey gemstone-studded bauble boxes for sale in the seventh-floor home-furnishings department. Come this summer, when Fall product starts arriving, Bergdorf's will be the exclusive retail outlet for Wearstler's debut lines of ready-to-wear, clutches, and jewelry. She's showing them by appointment in the Soho pied-à-terre of some Texas clients this week, the kind of four-bedroom spread that makes full-time New Yorkers chartreuse with envy. The collections, however, will be nicely priced; the clothes will hang on Bergdorf's fifth floor alongside other contemporary labels.

Wearstler herself is a jeans-and-leather-jacket kind of girl, but her line has a feminine sensibility. It's long on miniskirts, shift dresses, blouses, and little jackets to pop over them. As she does with her interiors, she's mixed prints here, pairing a brushstroke-stripe cropped jacket with a geometric graffiti skirt. And she's included bright pops of coral and turquoise amid the predominantly black and off-white offerings. Wearstler's signature sense of whimsy came across in what she's calling her "friends" print, a line drawing of interlocking people that appeared on silk blouses and was embroidered on a heather gray sweatshirt. Her reputation will be a boon to the business, but the contemporary market is a crowded one, and if she wants to make a real go of it, she'll have to insert more personality into the collection next time. The clutches and costume jewelry, maybe because they're closer to her bread and butter, had a stronger point of view.