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It's time to get to know some of the emerging designers nominated for Racked Young Guns, our annual search for the country's most promising up-and-coming fashion talent.
Brooklyn-based designer Erica Young is only three collections into her legwear line Erica M., but she's already attracted some celebrity customers—famous bombshells like Madonna, Rihanna and Alessandra Ambrosio. As Young explains in the video above, she also created custom stockings for Beyoncé, who casually mentioned that she wears them in private for Jay-Z.
Young went to FIT and worked in shoe design before launching Erica M. She dreams up her ultra-sexy creations in a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but they're made in a factory in Italy that's known for producing high-quality second-skin pieces. The end result, at $55 a pop, is seductive but sophisticated, and stocked at places like Free People and Nordstrom.
· Sexy stockings line gaining celebrity following [NYP]
· Erica M. [Official Site]
· Racked Young Guns 2014 [Racked]