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GQ names best new menswear designers in America

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The fashion editors of GQ magazine are hoping to give some attention to up-and-coming talent in the design world.

Six designers were named the Best New Menswear Designers in America, and they will be featured in the April issue of GQ and be given an opportunity to work with Gap to create a limited-edition collection.

Here are the winners, along with GQ's thoughts on their picks. (For longer profiles on the winners, check out GQ's story with photo gallery.)

BLK DNM: Johan Lindeberg's new contemporary luxury brand inspired by downtown New York with a focus on denim.

Ian Velardi: The designer's new menswear collection can be described in three words: timeless, luxurious, and effortless.

Mark McNairy New Amsterdam:
Known primarily for his trend-inspiring footwear, this designer's clothing line includes updated Ivy and military staples.

Ovadia & Sons:
Brooklyn-bred twin brothers Shimon and Ariel Ovadia offer updated classics in luxury sportswear, tailored clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Saturdays:
This surfing-inspired line, designed by owners Morgan Collett, Josh Rosen, and Colin Tunstall, focuses on a clean aesthetic with high-quality craftsmanship, traditional styling, and authenticity.

Yodd Snyder:
Inspired by old-school British style and the relaxed cool of Hollywood icons, this designer's collection of American classics is marked by an assured attention to detail.

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