Chelsey Carter discusses her career and how she grew from identifying as an Underdog.

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Chelsey Carter, native to Saint Louis MO—of Alex Carter brand is currently based in the city of Chicago! Carter moved to Chicago in 2006 in efforts of pursuing her dreams to become a well known designer. She applied and was accepted to The Art Institute - Chicago. Chelsey focuses on the abstract for inspiration for her designs. Her brand, Alex Carter which she launched in 2015, is unisex, catering to customers who are risk-taking and statement-making. Her goal is to exude sensuality in her clothing without having to bare it all. One of her biggest role models is her grandmother, who embodies everything she strives to be as a woman and feeds her drive as a designer. Her jackets can be seen on SZA and Chance the Rapper, and she has sold to Erykah Badu. She has been featured in Vogue Italia and many other magazines such as Verluxe, SunTimes and Tribune. The Alex Carter brand is known for creating everyday clothes for not so everyday people.

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