BoF 500

The people shaping the global fashion industry

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Diane von Furstenberg

Designer & Founder, Diane von Furstenberg


The Belgian born American design icon married into the German princely House of Fürstenberghe and is known as the creator of the famous wrap dress.

Dries Van Noten

Designer, Dries Van Noten


One of the ‘Antwerp Six,’ the third-generation designer has built a profitable fashion business, known for its intelligent prints, on his own terms.

Glenn Martens

Creative Director, Y/Project


A member of Paris’s avant-garde, Martens is spearheading a streetwear revolution in the city with his commercial-yet-conceptual brand.

Hanne Gaby Odiele



With a stellar 10-year modelling career behind her, Odiele’s bravery in coming out as intersex in January 2017 brought the conversation into mainstream culture.

Inge Grognard

Makeup Artist


The Belgian makeup artist is known for a startling view on beauty that controverts modern notions of glamour.

Kris Van Assche

Artistic Director, Berluti


The designer’s integration of streetwear into the rigorous and established codes of Dior Homme have won over a new fan base for the brand.

Linda Loppa



After more than a decade teaching designers like the ‘Antwerp Six’ at the city’s Royal Academy, she revived the curriculum at Polimoda, before transitioning to the realm of consulting.

Olivier Rizzo



The Belgian stylist has worked with major brands and photographers and is particularly noted for his work on Jil Sander campaigns.

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