A bold, graphic line characterizes the work of Carlos Aponte. Even when his imagery is comparatively soft there is a clarity and confidence to his approach. His statements are strong and rely on elimination of the superfluous, and this in turn depends on a thorough understanding of the subject and faultless execution.

A solid technical foundation is the hallmark of many fashion illustrators; the importance of the editorial eye cannot be underestimated, and bold omissions demand supreme assurance. Aponte has a great feel for the sweeping line within his work, turning the brogue detailing of a classic shoe into the spiralling flight of an insect, the flow of an arm during exercise into a fan of colours or transforming a linear map ...

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