When you think of New York Fashion Week, it's hard not to picture all the usual suspects -- iconic American designers like Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, and Ralph Lauren, just to name a few.

However, while the major runway shows are always breathtaking, there are plenty of smaller shows that are still making waves. Here, we've listed the top four designers we think you should watch out for this fashion week.

Whether they're about to be major names on the red carpet, or designing your next wardrobe staple, here are the names you've got to know right now. Click through the gallery to get the scoop!