Former Creative Director, Lanvin
The Israeli designer reinvigorated historic French label Lanvin for 14 years, before his surprise departure in 2015.
Creative Director, Akris
The architect of the quiet expansion of his family brand, now a global business.
Designer, Alberta Ferretti
The accomplished Italian dressmaker is known for her draping techniques and controls Aeffe, a publicly-listed apparel manufacturer and licensee.
Former Creative Director of Women's Collections, Tod's
After two high-profile exits from other fashion houses, she developed Tod's ready-to-wear line for three years before announcing she would focus on other projects.
Creative Director, Rochas, Founder, No. 21
With his masculine-meets-feminine aesthetic, this designer is experiencing a resurgence after 20 years in the business.
Creative Director, Gucci
The surprise choice for Gucci creative director re-energised the historic house in a matter of months.
Artistic Director, Ermenegildo Zegna
Having helped triple Berluti's revenues during his five year tenure, the designer now oversees all brands and creative functions at the world’s largest menswear brand.
Creative Director & Chairman, Alexander Wang
The wunderkind has scaled his own brand, known for its off-duty model aesthetic, and had a three-year stint as creative director of Balenciaga.
Chief Executive, Arezzo & Co.
The Brazilian footwear designer oversees one of the country’s largest shoe empires, whose portfolio includes his A-list-loved namesake label, as well as successful regional brands Arezzo, Schutz and Anacapri.
Designer, Alexandre Herchcovitch
His avant garde sihouettes, cast with a Brazilian’s sensibility, have made him perenially popular with fashion’s hip young things.
The 2013 Andam prize winner, who trained at Givenchy and Marc Jacobs, offers a winning formula of quality menswear
Having met at fashion school in Cape Town, the designer duo emphasises traditional East African craftsmanship and textiles.
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