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It's time for the third annual Racked Young Guns: our search for the country's best up-and-coming designers. They're not household names yet, but they are the people creating the bags, accessories, and clothes that you'll be wearing before you know it. Last year's class included womenswear designer Rosie Assoulin, jewelers Claire Kinder and Wing Yau of WWAKE, and handbag designers Mansur Gavriel.
How this works: We're looking for collections that have been around for under two years or designers who are 35 or under that create women's clothing and/or accessories. After a two-week-long nomination process, we'll ask a panel of fashion industry leaders to help us whittle down the list to the 20 designers you need to know, right now.