The $1 trillion fashion industry is animated by the ideas, emotions and actions of a core community of influential global insiders. No other sector has a cast of characters as passionate, diverse and interesting, from blue-chip business titans to daring creative upstarts. The BoF 500 is a professional index of the people shaping the global fashion industry, based on hundreds of nominations received from members of last year’s BoF 500, data analysis and months of research to unearth names from all corners of the globe.
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"The brand has come a long way since 30-year-old founder and CEO Sophia Amoruso launched it as an eBay shop eight years ago. Since then, Nasty Gal has grown into a $100 million plus online retail destination."
As Another Man celebrates its tenth anniversary with a new book, the magazine’s creative director Alister Mackie sits down with BoF to discuss his analogue working methods, the 1990s Britpop scene that shaped his distinctive indie styling and his relationship with Katy England. The Creative Class is supported by CLIO Image, an awards show honouring creative excellence in fashion, beauty and retail.
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BoF and i-D present ‘Fashion At Work,’ a short film starring members of the BoF 500 - 2014
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