Ones to Watch for Spring 2012 Fashion Week

Fashion Week kicks off next week, and each season, in addition to covering dozens of shows, we highlight 10 must-watch labels for the season. Here, our top picks.

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THE ROW
nMary-Kate and Ashley Olsen may have earned stardom as child stars, but they've earned their fashion stripes with thoughtful collections for The Row. After a much-featured fall collection and a new handbag line, the duo's Spring 2012 show will be a hot ticket.
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TIMO WEILAND
nTimo Weiland and his partner, Alan Eckstein, have been indie darlings for several seasons, but with their Fall 2011 collection, the duo became stars. Their season of success was capped off with snagging a coveted space in the CFDA's Incubator space.
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SALLY LAPOINTE
nEven though Sally LaPointe only launched her label in February of last year, the designer is among the most discussed new talents in the business thanks, in no small part, to Lady Gaga's frequent television appearances wearing her eye-catching, structured garments.
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OHNE TITEL
nDesigned by Flora Gill and Alexa Adams, Ohne Titel has been a rising star on the Fashion Week lineup since being a finalist for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2009. One the heels of a well-received Fall 2011 collection, the label is a must-watch come September.
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PROENZA SCHOULER
nOne can't overstate the success of Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez's label in recent seasons, from an It-bag (the PS1) to It-collections (neon for Spring 2011, tribal prints for Fall 2011). The label's downtown runway show is one of the week's hottest tickets.
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A.A. BY ANTONIO AZZUOLO
nAfter honing his skills as design director at Ralph Lauren Purple and Black Label, the designer launched his playfully inventive take on tailored menswear, earning him a spot among this year's candidates for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.
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RODARTE
nThe Mulleavy sisters have managed to surprise and delight in recent seasons by starting to increase the wearability factor in their genius garb, from billowing gowns to long, trim coats.
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SUNO
nThe line helmed by Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty had already made a name for itself with its bold prints and global-mindedness, but has now evolved in an even more sophisticated direction, suggesting the designers have much more up their sleeves.
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SUZANNE RAE
nThe Brooklyn-based designer has gained a strong following for her strong, feminine aesthetic, and her "Victorian gone grunge" collection for fall gained her new accolades.nBrooklyn-based designer Suzanne Rae Pelaez has been designing her
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CHRIS BENZ
nBenz's fresh combination of talent and friendliness has won him legions of fans, and his playful take on womenswear -- bold prints, exaggerated silhouettes -- have sparked the interest of fashion's elite.
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