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It seems like an easy enough task: Have great style, translate that style into clothes, and then become a famed international fashion designer. But, there are enough watered-down versions of Alex Wang, Rick Owens, and Calvin Klein in the world for us all to realize that it's much more difficult than that. Besides a business sense, incredible technical skill, intuition about what women want to wear, and a heaping helping of luck, you've also got to have vision.
The following eight designers — from all around the world — are on the way to checking off all those boxes, and entering the current company of designers who are defining how women are dressing these days. Check out their prowess in the slides ahead, and let us know — do you see what we see?