Open Call: Racked's Young Guns 2015 Contest


Racked is back with their third annual Young Guns Contest and is looking for the best up-and-coming designers. They want to discover a crop of 20 that aren't quite yet a household name, but have amassed a good amount of notoriety like those in the 2014 class: jewelry designer Wing Yau of WWAKE,  handbag label Mansur Gavriel and womenswear designer Rosie Assoulin.

Criteria and process:

Racked wants brands that have been in business for under two years or designers who are 35 and under that create women's clothing and/or accessories.

The nomination process will be open for two weeks and they will call on a panel of fashion industry influentials to narrow down the list to 20 designers.

Designers should be nominated and they also welcome applicants to submit additional materials to help support their nomination. Fill out the submission form by April 20, 2015 and send along supporting documents to

Learn more at Racked Young Guns. 

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