How to Wear the Best Emerging Designers for Spring with Olivia Kim

Leave it to Olivia Kim to break down the season’s most intimidating looks. No really: let’s just leave it to her. Here’s our SPACE curator demystifying key looks from the best emerging designers—and including links so you can own the vibe now.



How to rock a ruffle like it’s no big deal:

“It’s all in the shoes and socks. A really beautiful pair of stark white socks will do wonders for your life; wear them with some oxfords or a pair of sturdy, chunky sandals. They’ll make your ruffles look way more NBD.”

Maria La Rosa | Marques’Almeida | Adieu

How to feel like a lady but dress like the dudes:


“Who’s to say what it means to dress like a man or a woman anymore? Let the boys tie on pretty bows, and we can wear sharp pinstriped jackets from Jacquemus and Aries muscle tees with Vetements tube sock ankle boots. If it’s your thing to add a red lip to whatever look you’re rocking, don’t hold back on account of an androgynous outfit—especially if that makes you feel like your feminine side is in the mix.”

Vetements | JacquemusMarques’Almeida

How to wear the new florals:


“They’re unavoidable this season! I love the Undercover dress for all its hyperrealism; it’s like 1-800-Flowers went sci-fi with photographer Nick Knight. And Simone Rocha’s pinks are sweet and naughty as only she can be. Add a pair of Docs or a throw on a great basic sweater from ACNE if you’re looking for balance.”

ACNE Studios | Simone Rocha | Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto

All emerging and advanced designers at SPACE

—Laura Cassidy