BoF 500

The people shaping the global fashion industry

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What is the BoF 500?

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 current members of the BoF 500, data analysis and months of research to unearth names from all corners of the globe.

Members of the #BoF500 2016

The complete online directory of the BoF 500 2016

BoF 500 2016 - Special Print Issue

In this year's BoF 500 special print edition, cover star Kate Moss exclusively reveals that since surprising the industry by leaving Storm Models, she has been quietly setting up her own talent agency and building a lifestyle business. We also talked to Tory Burch about her ambitious new activewear venture and met with Uniqlo boss Tadashi Yanai to discuss his 23 management principles.

The edition comes with a collectible BoF 500 directory, highlighting this year's new entrants, as well as the complete list of the people shaping the global fashion industry in 2016.

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How the #BoF500 Breaks Down

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