BoF 500

The people shaping the global fashion industry

What is the BoF 500?

The BoF 500 is the definitive professional index of the people shaping the $2.4 trillion fashion industry, hand-selected by the editors of The Business of Fashion, based on hundreds of nominations received from current BoF 500 members, extensive data analysis and research.

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The definitive index of people shaping fashion

Special Print Issue

Fashion executives are rightfully obsessed with the Millennial and Gen-Z consumers upon whom the industry’s very future depends. Who are they and how to reach them? This year’s BoF 500 special print issue is our in-depth guide to Generation Next, a cohort that’s set to become a powerful driver of consumer culture, and expected to account for 45 percent of the global market for personal luxury goods by 2025.

Our four cover stars — Selena Gomez, Adwoa Aboah, Lily-Rose Depp and Kris Wu — have amazing stories to tell. Each has that special something that makes them irresistible to Generation Next. And each has built long-term partnerships with major global fashion brands aiming to connect with the enormous communities of young people these influencers have attracted on social media.

Also included is our fifth annual BoF 500 directory, a hand-selected index of the people shaping fashion globally. This year, we have added 99 fresh new names, many of whom are Millennials and members of Gen-Z themselves.

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