Founder & Creative Director, Dakar Fashion Week
As a leading figure in Senegal’s dynamic industry, the fashion week founder has connected designers across francophone Africa to global retail and marketing platforms.
Former Director of International Affairs, Amazon Tokyo Fashion Week
An ardent supporter of the homegrown Japanese fashion industry, she called upon the government to invest in the sector.
Founder & Chief Executive, F*hits
The prolific blogger and publicist has helped to develop the luxury market in her native Brazil while championing local designers.
Mayor of Paris
Paris’ first female mayor is also the first to take a real interest in the influence of the French capital as fashion’s most important hub.
Chief Executive Officer, Endeavor
Head of the world’s biggest modelling agency, Emanuel revolutionised Hollywood by consolidating the town’s biggest creative agencies.
Co-Founder, Miromoda Models
The co-founder of Miromoda advances the careers of fashion talent from Maori and other underrepresented communities in New Zealand while championing indigenous design.
Founder, Fifteen Percent Pledge; Founder & Creative Director, Brother Vellies
The brains behind fashion’s era-defining Fifteen Percent Pledge has shaken up the way the industry approaches inclusion — and accountability.
Founder, International Talent Support
The emerging talent competition that she founded has now enrolled over 60,000 applicants, resulting in 550 finalists including Demna Gvasalia and Peter Pilotto.
President & Chief Executive, Black Frame
The digitally-savvy PR veteran founded his agency at Hedi Slimane’s urging and represents innovative brands in art, fashion and architecture.
Chief Executive, The Wall Group
The founder of management company The Wall Group, which boasts over 150 clients, helped usher in the rise of the celebrity stylist.
Chief Executive Officer, Fashion Commission of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture
After spearheading sustainability initiatives at the likes of Kering and Swarovski, he took the helm at one of the industry’s most distinguished educational institutions before leading the Fashion Commission of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture.
Model, Activist & Writer
The model and activist uses her platform and influence to shed light on harassment and abuse of models in the fashion industry.
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