Photograph by Adnelly Marichal

Photograph by Adnelly Marichal

Carleen is a Los Angeles-based womenswear collection designed by Kelsy Parkhouse, who draws influence from her Southern California upbringing, folk-art motifs, fine art inspiration, and commitment to domestic manufacturing. The line has enjoyed multiple mentions on Vogue.com, and a pair of denim trousers from the Fall '14 collection were modeled by Kendall Jenner in the January issue of the magazine.

Kelsy Parkhouse founded Carleen in May of 2012 after receiving positive reviews for her thesis collection at Pratt Institute where she also received the inaugural Liz Claiborne Concept to Product Award. Her founding collection drew inspiration from the handmade American quilt, a textile that continues to inform the Carleen aesthetic both visually and metaphorically.

Constance Carleen Ross - Kelsy's maternal grandmother 

Constance Carleen Ross - Kelsy's maternal grandmother