Not since the mid 1990s have young independent designers been so desired and so hip in the premium contemporary marketplace. Here, a list of the hottest names to watch for and the best retailers for young designers as previewed in our new September/October 2006 issue.

AUSTRALASIA

NAMES TO WATCH FOR:

Alice McCall +61 2 9280 0333,

Children of The

Claude Maus +61 3 9419 2188,

Cybelle +64 9 828 2384,

Flamingo Sands +61 3 9696 4888,

Josh Goot +61 411 354 102,

Material Boy +61 417 977 880,

Mjölk 0406 781 136,

Perks and Mini +61 3 9654 6458,

Schwipe +61 410 453 732,

BEST STORES FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS:

Alice Euphemia, Shop 6, Cathedral Arcade (cnr Flinders Lane), Melbourne, +61 3 9650 4300,

Blonde Venus, 707 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, +61 7 3216 1735,

Fat, 272 Chapel Street, Prahran, 3181, Melbourne, +61 3 9510 2311,



BELGIUM



NAMES TO WATCH FOR:

Annemie Verbeke + 32 2 646 13 25,

Anouk Robyn

Caroline Foulon +32 477 50 83 97

Cathy Pill +32 2 213 36 35,

Conni Kaminski +32 485 992 436,

Own +32 2 217 95 71,

Y-Dress? +32 2 502 69 81,

BEST STORES FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS:

Labels Inc., Aalmoezenierstraat 4, 2000 Antwerp, +32 3 232 60 56,

Pied de Poule, Rogierlaan 62, 8400 Oostende, +32 59 435 451

Suite, Hoogpoort 59, 9000 Gent, +32 92 33 83 91



BRAZIL



NAMES TO WATCH FOR:

Isabela Capeto +55 21 2540 5232,

Karlla Girotto +55 11 3088 4493,

Lorenzo Merlino +55 11 3031 1779,

Gisele Nasser +55 11 3082 0315,

Neon by Dudu Bertholini and Rita Comparato +55 11 3828 1920

BEST STORES FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS:

Berliner, Rua Augusta 2845, CEP 01413-100 São Paulo, +55 11 3085 0906

Garimpo + Fuxique, Rua Oscar Freire, 1.119 São Paulo, + 55 11 4082 8489,

Volunteer, Villa Lobos Shopping, Av. Nações Unidas, 4.777 loja/store 361, CEP 05477-000 São Paulo, +55 11 3024 3918,



FRANCE



NAMES TO WATCH FOR:

Guillaume Lemiel +33 (0)1 42 78 25 01,

Shaï +33(0)1 45 78 84 24,

Sylvia Rielle +33 (0)1 47 70 12 53,

BEST STORES FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS:

Colette, 213 rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 55 35 33 90,

French Trotters, 30 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, +33 (0)1 47 00 84 35,

L’Eclaireur, 12 rue Mahler, 75004 Paris, +33 (0)1 44 54 22 11,



GERMANY



NAMES TO WATCH FOR:

Charlotte am Main +49 17 96 14 91 62,

Kaviar Gauche +49 30 44 04 54 30,

Majaco +49 30 40 05 66 38,

Penkov +49 30 46 30 90 47,

Presque Fini +49 30 28 39 12 92,

Pulver +49 30 27 90 71 23,

BEST STORES FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS:

Belleville, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 27, 10178 Berlin, +49 30 24 62 83 71,

Konk, Kleine Hamburger Straße 15, 10117 Berlin-Mitte, +49 30 28 09 78 39,

Stoffwechsel, Kleiner Hirschgraben 14, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, +49 69 297 78 72,



ITALY

NAMES TO WATCH FOR:

24/7 Suits +39 04 24 56 02 51,

Dioniso +39 347 343 1235,

Es’givien +39 339 281 1933,

In Dust We Trust +39 06 86 21 87 59

Joyfortoy +39 0422 432 957,

Kill Your Heroes +39 0381 335 701,

Nuncavencida +39 055 667 162,

Souvenirs & Gallery +39 051 862 475, info@alessandrini.it

BEST STORES FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS:

Block 60, Via Milano 60, 47838 Riccione, +39 0541 607 828,

Gerard Loft, Via dei Pecori 36r, 50123 Florence, +39 055 282 491,

Spazio Lazzari, Via Paris Bordone 14, 31100 Treviso, +39 0422 598 733,



JAPAN



NAMES TO WATCH FOR:

Dresscamp +81 3 3423 1279,

Eastern Bloc +81 3 3560 6433

G.V.G.V +81 3 5784 1806

Iliad +81 3 5414 1303

Lilith +81 3 3423 6334,

Mint Designs +81 3 5458 4166,

Ne-Net +81 3 5624 2638,

Potto +81 3 3370 4933

Taishi Nobukuni +81 3 5778 6113,

Theatre Products +81 3 3403 7690,

Tokyo Ripper +81 3 5774 1408,

Yab Yum +81 3 5727 3332,

BEST STORES FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS:

Chimera Luxe, 15-1 Udagawa-Cho, Shibuya-ku, +81 3 3464 5111

Device, 6-16-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, +81 3 5774 5107

Nano Universe, 1-12-17 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, +81 3 5457 5155

Side by Side, La Foret Dept Store, Harajuku 2.5F, 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, +81 3 5775 1975,



SCANDINAVIA



NAMES TO WATCH FOR:

Dennis & Peter +46 (0)31 127 770,

Lick My Label +46 (0)8 732 538 064,

Pace +46 (0)322 672 075,

Svensson Jeans +46 (0)40 236 159,

BEST STORES FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS:

Grandpa, Södermannagatan 21, 116 40, Stockholm, +46 (0)6 43 60 88,

Tjallamalla, Bondegatan 46, 116 33, Stockholm, +46 (0)8 640 7847,

Weekday, Götgatan 21, 116 46 Stockholm, +46 (0)8 642 1772,



UK



NAMES TO WATCH FOR:

And I +44 (0)20 8969 0711

Bib & Tucker +44 (0)79 4071 7944,

Customers Own Property +44 (0)208 533 6273,

Felder Felder +1 212 255 1296,

Licentious +44 (0)20 8533 5539,

Meadham Kirchhoff +44 (0)208 221 1812,

Merlin +44 (0)20 8533 4994,

People Tree +44 (0)20 773 9066,

Richard Nicoll +44 (0)77 7065 0218,

Showroom Dummies

Vinti Andrews +44 (0)78 8307 9569,

Worn Again +44 (0)207 407 3758,

Yuko Yoshitake +44 (0)207 514 8674,

Zoltar the Magnificent +44 (0)207 287 7078,

BEST STORES FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS:

B Store, 24a Savile Row, London W1S 3PR, +44 (0)20 7734 6846,

Beyond the Valley, 2 Newburgh Street, London W1F 7RD, +44 (0)20 7437 7338,

Concrete, 35A Marshall Street, London W1F 7EX, +44 (0)20 7434 4546,

Saloon, 23 Arlington Way, London EC1R 1UY, +44 (0)20 7278 4497,



USA



NAMES TO WATCH FOR:

Feral Childe +1 917 541 4306,

Josh Podoll +1 212 274 0005,

Lewis Albert +1 212 226 8510,

Loden Dager +1 917 546 6817,

Markus Huemer +1 212 989 7142,

Mike & Chris +1 323 644 2684,

Nylo +1 917 592 1570,

Orthodox +1 949 903 0514,

Park +1 212 274 0005

Patrik Ervell

Robert Molnar +1 212 463 9889,

Rxmance +1 303 919 1001,

Telfar +1 646 290 6863,

Trasteverine +1 323 665 0108,

Youco +1 212 255 1596,

BEST STORES FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS:

Iconology, 353 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, +1 323 965 9666,

Odin, 328 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003, +1 212 475 0666,

Opening Ceremony, 35 Howard Street, New York, NY 10013, +1 212 219 2688,