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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

Jason Wu

Jason Wu was the belle of the New York fashion week ball after being suddenly catapulted into the fashion's world spotlight when Michelle Obama wore his now-infamous white chiffon gown at the Inauguration Ball. With the world's eyes on his fall 2009 ready to wear show, Wu displayed a collection of feminine and flirty yet professional clothing perfect for an upscale post-work happy hour. Believe it or not, Wu is only 26 years old and the future couldn't look brighter for him.

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