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5 Designers to watch

Erica Mayyasi is a Red Sox fan in Manhattan. After stints at various magazines she now works full-time in public relations, though she continues to write for a number of sites including her blog

Rising stars

Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta... these are all names we've come to know and love (and covet!). But what about those talented designers who are sure to claim their space in the spotlight soon? Here's the lowdown on five up and coming designers you should keep on your radar.

Rising stars

Orla Kiely

Orla Kiely's most iconic pieces are her handbags covered in her unique cute and kitsch prints. It's no surprise then that Target snapped Orla Kiely to design a housewares collection for them recently, transferring her unmistakable style of prints to the likes of coffee mugs, storage boxes and linens. But while these printed non-apparel items may be what's gotten Orla Kiely attention so far, the clothing is some of the most underrated on the market. Don't be fooled the most simple-looking pieces, Orla Kiely understands fit like no other- the pieces will always look better on you than on the hangar, which is no small feat.

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