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.
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.
Co-Founders, Fashion Revolution
The Fashion Revolution founders started the world’s largest fashion activism movement, mobilising consumers to push brands on working conditions in their supply chains.
Chief Executive, Copenhagen Fashion Week
The chief executive of Copenhagen Fashion Week has helped turn the regional event into a leader in sustainable fashion.
Founder, Chief Executive & Editor-in-Chief, Glitz Africa
The media tycoon behind Glitz Africa has turned her Ghana-based magazine and event business into a valuable showcase for fashion creatives from across the West Africa region.
Founder and Executive Chair, African Fashion International
The founder of African Fashion International is giving designers across the continent pan-African exposure through events, retail outlets and high-profile business networks.
President & Founder, Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design
The footwear designer is not only the mind behind a number of successful Jordan sneakers, he’s paved the way for future generations of Black talent by founding Pensole Lewis Academy and Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design.
Managing Director & Creative Director, Chanakya International
As a supplier of fine embroideries to global luxury brands and couture houses, she preserves traditional Indian textile crafts while training the next generation of artisans.
Founder & Chief Executive, Birimian Ventures
The private equity veteran behind Birimian Ventures has created new ways for African luxury brands to secure investment and brokered partnerships with global industry platforms.
Founder & Chief Executive, South African Fashion Week
The pioneering founder of South African Fashion Week has shaped the country’s fashion industry infrastructure and mentored many of the event’s breakout designers.
Chief Executive, MycoWorks
The CEO of mycelium based leather alternative start-up MycoWorks is working with brands like Hermès to push fashion to use next-gen materials.
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