BoF 500

The people shaping the global fashion industry

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Francisco Costa

Outgoing Creative Director Womenswear, Calvin Klein

designers

Having trained with Oscar de la Renta, he revived the classic American label with muted palettes and restrained silhouettes. His next move is unknown.

Giovanni Bianco

Art Director & Founder, GB65

creative-class

The Italian creative director has collaborated with brands like Zegna, Ferragamo and Miu Miu on brand communications.

José Auriemo Neto

Chairman, JHSF, President, Cidade Jardim

executives

He continues to lead one of Brazil’s most prominent real estate development companies and introduced Hermès and Jimmy Choo to the country.

Lilian Pacce

Journalist

media

The prolific Brazilian fashion journalist earned her degrees in London and now helms a lifestyle and fashion blog.

Monica Mendes

Founder, Mônica Mendes Communications

catalysts

One of Brazil's most influential PR executives, she has helped establish global luxury brands and find market opportunities in her native country.

Natalie Klein

Founder, NK

retailers

She launched her upscale boutique in São Paulo to introduce understated luxury to the burgeoning local market.

Oskar Metsavaht

Designer, Osklen

designers

The doctor turned sustainability champion devised a fabric that could withstand icy conditions, which grew into a well-known Brazilian sports brand.

Thássia Naves

Blogger

media

One of the most influential fashion bloggers to come out of Brazil, brands such as Farfetch and Sephora place adverts in her fashion report.

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