Mixing traditional Americana with modern nostalgia, designer Kelsy Carleen Parkhouse has our hearts aflutter with her impressive debut collection. The Pratt graduate and recent recipient of the inaugural Liz Claiborne Award found inspiration in the stratification and color palette of the Grand Canyon, as well as the age-old art of quilting. We’re simply smitten with the colorblocked dresses held together with buttons, hand quilted separates and gauzy skirts. And if you have a few minutes, be sure to check out the video below which highlights the painstakingly beautiful details of her pieces.

(images & video courtesy of Carleen; collection soon to available at Bird and Arrow & Arrow)