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It's hard enough for most of us to choose what to wear, let alone create buzz-worthy garments. Dreaming up a cohesive collection of clothes that push boundaries without looking like a mess is only the first step. Up-and-coming designers then need to create a quality product, sell to retailers, and market themselves — all while hoping to turn a profit.
The following designers were on the right path leading into 2015. They have vision and ingenuity in spades, but more importantly, they've made awesome clothes that we want to wear. Click through to see the eight that has us really excited about fashion in the last year.