It’s that time of year again—and no, I don’t mean the back-to-school season, though it certainly does induce a similar level of both panic and excitement. I’m talking about New York Fashion Week—and really, fashion month for those who travel to Europe after the NYC shows. Suffice it to say, things are going to be crazy—between runway presentations, events, after-parties and so on, sleep will be sparse, but the streets will be rife with chic people-watching. A fair trade, no?
And while I generally wind up a tad over-caffeinated during this time, I’d be lying if I said there weren’t collections that I’m eagerly anticipating like a kid on Christmas morning. While I always love to see what my longtime favorite designers send down their runways, it’s always really interesting to see the newbies on the scene, particularly those who have already begun to garner some attention within the industry. This season is no exception—the list of fresh faces I’ll be watching is growing by the day. If you’re as excited as I am, click through the above slideshow to check out some of this season’s most buzzed-about new designers!