Kelsy Parkhouse of Carleen: Fashion Wunderkind

The career trajectory most Pratt students imagine for themselves is pretty much identical to Kelsy Parkhouse’s. With glowing write-ups from Cathy Horyn and Meredith Melling Burke, the Spring 2013 line she created as Carleen for the school’s senior fashion show launched her more or less immediately into  “industry wunderkind” territory. And aside from garnering an astounding amount of professional buzz, the quilted, textile-inspired line wound up being stocked in Bird, which Parkhouse calls “a dream store for most Brooklyn designers.”