Carleen | Two tone denim pinafore
A super easy pinafore style denim dress in a two tone denim. Great for all seasons so you’ll be sure to wear it loads throughout the year.
Layer with T-shirts or knitwear, this dress sits perfectly around the body and the denim is super durable yet soft and comfortable. Sure to get better and better with time and wear.
Two large pockets with two smaller at the bust
Carleen is a Los Angeles-based womenswear collection designed by Kelsy Parkhouse, who is inspired by denim, quilts, Americana and nostalgia. We strive to make aesthetically and functionally durable women’s clothing that delights and inspires.
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 Grand Canyon and handmade American quilts, a textile that continues to inform the Carleen aesthetic both visually and metaphorically.
We use repurposed textiles as often as possible, because of their patina and beauty, and also because of their more-gentle impact on our planet. We always choose fabrics made from natural fibers, including organic, recycled, and deadstock whenever possible. Everything we make is made locally in Los Angeles, where we can keep an eye on quality, reduce our carbon footprint, and also monitor the working conditions of the skilled workers who make our clothes.