BoF 500

The people shaping the global fashion industry

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Alessandro Dell'Acqua

Creative Director, Rochas, Founder, No. 21

designers

With his masculine-meets-feminine aesthetic, this designer is experiencing a resurgence after 20 years in the business.

Alessandro Michele

Creative Director, Gucci

designers

The surprise choice for Gucci creative director re-energised the historic house in a matter of months.

Alessandro Sartori

Artistic Director, Ermenegildo Zegna

designers

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.

Alexander Wang

Creative Director & Chairman, Alexander Wang

designers

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.

Alexandre Birman

Chief Executive, Arezzo & Co.

designers

The Brazilian footwear designer oversees one of the country’s largest shoe empires, with its portfolio including a range of popular regional footwear brands and his own namesake label.

Alexandre Herchcovitch

Head of Style, Vulcabras Azaleia & Stylist, À La Garconne

designers

He captivated Brazil's rebellious youths with his skull motifs, before leaving his brand to design for one of Latin America's largest footwear companies.

Alexandre Mattiussi

Designer, Ami

designers

The 2013 Andam prize winner, who trained at Givenchy and Marc Jacobs, offers a winning formula of quality menswear

Alice Heusser & Olivia Kennaway

Co-Founders, Lalesso

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Having met at fashion school in Cape Town, the designer duo emphasises traditional East African craftsmanship and textiles.

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