A Former Assistant Turns Designer, The Resulting Spring Line Is Just Grand

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    We are huge, huge fans of Rachel Antonoff over here at R29, so we were unabashedly stoked when we heard that Antanoff's former design assistant, Kelsy Carleen, was debuting her own eponymous line.

    A mix of maxi dresses and easy separates, Carleen stirs our deepest nostalgia for old-school Americana with vintage textiles and killer quilting (that might remind you of a weekend at granny's but won't make you feel like you're wearing her linens).

    Check out Carleen's spring '13 lookbook ahead and get swept up in this Grand Canyon-inspired collection that won the inaugural Liz Clairborne Award, Concept to Product. With clothes this good, we're feeling motivated to go on a little covered wagon trek of our own — except we'll take a cab, thankyouverymuch.

    Photo: Courtesy of Carleen

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