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Carlota Salvadores Calero

“Merging tennis and fashion design enabled me to create a collection that would illustrate the physical and mental challenges of being a professional athlete, along with design vision and perseverance.”

Carlota Salvadores Calero is from Madrid. Since moving to New York, she has interned at Alexander Wang, DKNY, and Zac Posen.

"My thesis collection, Deucce Passing, is derived from a tennis term describing a winning ball played at the net during match point and illustrates the collection's ethos of movement and mind-set, the daily regimen that inspires long-term success and the constant quest to improve. The collection's development began by breaking down movement and motion within tennis. Shape and form were explored by sliding images across a photocopier to create extended and distorted reproductions. Images were then pleated back together and translated into directional, random pleating applied to traditional sportswear silhouettes. Merging tennis and fashion design enabled me to create a collection that would illustrate the physical and mental challenges of being a professional athlete, along with design vision and perseverance."

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