Rachel Antonoff knows how to have fun, and her personality comes across in her whimsical clothes and creative films. Forever Crush is the name she gave her Spring lineup and its accompanying video, which tells the story of how her parents met. Keeping things in the family, Antonoff asked her mom and dad to narrate their courtship stage for the clip and hired her brother Jack and Community star Gillian Jacobs to play them. The actresses Mae Whitman and Aubrey Plaza, Antonoff's friends, also make cameos.
As for the collection, it too provides a window into Antonoff's past. The quirky cartoon print depicting a nude woman holding a red carnation that she used for boxy shifts, bra tops, high-waisted pants, and matching baseball caps was borrowed from a Francine Dressler painting found in her grandmother's bathroom. Unless you know the backstory, those patterned pieces could come off a tad peculiar. The digital carnation print on sweet strapless dresses and skirts was definitely more approachable. Elsewhere, floaty column gowns and wide-leg trousers were cut from a soft cotton voile lace that resembled, as she put it, "the prettiest Swiss cheese ever." If you're still in the market for a novelty sweater, it doesn't get much cuter than the pullovers Antonoff had embroidered to resemble the childhood game MASH.