NYFW Spring 2014: Five New Designers to Watch

Rosie Assoulin

This Brooklyn native might be a fashion school dropout (she lasted four months at FIT)—but a slacker, she most certainly is not. Internships with Oscar de la Renta and Lanvin helped teach Assoulin the tricks of the trade, while gentle pushes from her NYC pals Leandra Medine (of The Man Repeller) and Claire Distenfeld (of buzzy Upper East Side boutique Fivestory) urged her to take the plunge and launch a design career. Judging by her stunning Resort 2014 debut—an exercise in couture-like draping and dramatic volume—this girl's going places.

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In between the handful of first-name-only designers who will be showing their spring collections at NYFW this season—Marc, Ralph, Tommy and so forth—the days of shows ahead are also a prime time to scout out fresh new fashion talent. This week, we'll have the five emerging designers above on our radar. Some of them are making their NYFW debuts; others have showed for a couple of seasons, but have been building steady buzz ever since. One of them even has Rihanna's personal stamp of approval—and, well, we can't argue with that. Click through above to meet Spring 2014's ones to watch.

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