“Growing up in Sydney, Australia, I wasn’t really thinking about fashion,” says womenswear designer Sarah Lim from her New York apartment. Fast forward to 2020, and it’s now become the center of her life. The Parsons MFA Fashion Design and Society graduate was always interested in subcultures as a teenager but fashion was never part of the conversation. Instead, Lim found herself studying fashion in college after picking it on a whim, for the sole reason that she’d obtained the highest score in it. “After that, I became fascinated by how people’s clothes, and what they choose to wear, can act as a cultural signifier,” she explains.