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.