The Business of Fashion recently unveiled its list of the most influential names in the fashion industry this year, adding 100 new names to its already stacked reoccurring roster. Among the new names are streetwear veteran Jerry Lorenzo of Fear of God who has helped shape the current relationship between streetwear and music, Daniel Lee who was tasked with reviving Bottega Veneta and Emily Adams Bode, the designer behind Bode, and Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss who was also appointed to the CFDA’s board of directors this year.
Dapper Dan is another new addition to this year’s BoF 500, following a cultural appropriation scandal at Gucci that led to the luxury brand reviving the cultural icon’s business and adding him to its diversity council. Sstock exchange-inspired resale platform StockX grew to a valuation of $1 billion USD, garnering co-founder Josh Luber his first spot on the list.
The expansive group of designers, models, actors, musicians and more also named Travis Scott‘s hyped partnerships with Nike Air Force 1 and Nike Air Jordan as some of the most influential collaborations this year, along with Peggy Gou who has been honored for her new fashion line Kirin. Euphoria star Zendaya also appears on the list for her Tommy Hilfiger collaboration as well as the use of her platform to encourage greater representation within the industry. All three stars also graced the list for the first time this year.
Check out the full BoF 500 list for 2017 on The Business of Fashion‘s official page.
Elsewhere in fashion news, Forever 21 has officially filed for bankruptcy.
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The Business of Fashion is proud to unveil the #BoF500 of 2019. Now in its seventh year, our core vision for the #BoF500 has not changed. Each year since 2013, we have been sourcing and discovering new names to add to our community of the people shaping the global fashion industry, based on nominations from existing #BoF500 members. The community itself – now made up of more than 70 nationalities in more than 45 countries – has been an invaluable resource for the BoF team as we sift through hundreds of nominees and conduct research to make sure we are getting a complete picture. For the unveiling of this year’s #BoF500, we are introducing one important change. Instead of removing names each year to make room for new talents, going forwards, we will add 100 new members to the #BoF500 each cycle, resulting in a community that grows stronger and more meaningful over time — including all members from previous years. Explore the full digital index of the #BoF500 at businessoffashion.com [Link in bio]