The Hypebeast 100 Spotlights The Most Influential British Talent from 2023

Featuring the likes of Clint419, Grace Wales Bonner, Kim Jones and more.

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As we step into our second decade of Hypebeast100, we stand firm in our commitment to recognize the world’s most influential creatives in fashion and their amazing achievements. This year is no exception, as we continue to believe in the power of creativity and its ability to challenge and inspire, both in good and trying times.

In the face of a future unknown, the extraordinary British minds on this list continue to push boundaries and create exceptional work that has left an undeniable impression on us, our readers, and the world; minds that are made up of designers, artists, creative directors, and more.

To push culture forward is no easy task, yet the Hypebeast100 continues to lead and define the future of fashion and its echoes into innovation, artistry, and sustainability. As we step into the next 10 years, we want to include our community’s voice in the program, as we have this year with our next nomination for the first-ever Hall of Fame award.

With this in mind, the Hypebeast UK team wanted to spotlight the very best of British talent that has been included in this year’s Hypebeast100. From Corteiz’s Clint419 to Grace Wales Bonner, check out the most influential talent from 2023 below — and when you’re done checking out the UK talent, be sure to browse the full roster here.

Clint419

Clint419’s London-based label Corteiz has become one of the most talked about streetwear imprints in the world. And while the brand has become a mainstay in the UK, the imprint has most recently cemented its status stateside. Since the brand’s launch in 207, the label has grown from 50 followers to 940,000 and drops capsules that routinely sell out in minutes.

Corteiz’s first wave of popularity came during the COVID pandemic and since then, the imprint has secured a Nike collaboration for a fresh take on the Air Max 95 silhouette, with the collaboration offering up three limited-edition colorways while causing city shutdowns in London, Paris, and New York.

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee was named the creative director of Burberry in September 2022 and over the last year, the designer has solidified the future of the British fashion house. He presented his debut collection for the brand during London Fashion Week in February, jumping out the gun with a fresh outlook on the imprint’s archival signatures.

Lee, who is credited with revamping Bottega Veneta – where he acted as creative director from 2018 to 2021 – is setting out to do exactly that once more at Burberry. In March, hot on the heels from his first show, presented a Tyrone Lebone-shot campaign, starring Georgia May Jagger and Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heuing-min.

Dr. Samuel Ross

Dr. Samuel Ross consistently stays ahead of the times with his future-facing collections that often explore A-COLD-WALL*’s social architect. His designs often survey new shapes and silhouettes that disrupt the conventional apparel and blueprints of fashion, while also including a fluid commentary on emotional and external expression. His visual language is evident in his conceptual wardrobe for ACW’s style-savvy and athletic-minded consumers.

Grace Wales Bonner

Founder of her eponymous London-based menswear label, Wales Bonner, the LVMH Prize-winning designer has quickly become one of the most exciting newcomers in the industry. Wales Bonner often uses her mixed-race heritage to inform her designs and inspirations referencing her experiences and cultural understating to explore fashion as a medium that conveys messages of Black male identity and sexuality.

Kim Jones

Year after year, Kim Jones upholds a standard beyond traditional luxury fashion values. When he was appointed director of Dior Men, the British designer continued to bring a fresh vision to each season, transforming the heritage brand into a millennial wardrobe staple. Since he stepped into the fashion scene in the early 2000s, Jones’ designs have been part of a much larger evolution, specifically on the way menswear has manifested over the years.

Jonathan Anderson

Jonathan Anderson has been one of the foremost figures in contemporary fashion due to his eponymous label, JW Anderson, and his creative role at LOEWE – a title that he has held since 2013. The Northern Ireland native graduated from the London College of Fashion with a degree in menswear design in 2005 and later started his JW Anderson imprint in 2008. Whether it be JW Anderson or LOEWE, Anderson has become known for his sense of style that has turned the mundane into high fashion.

Skepta

Tottenham-born Boy Better Know rapper Skepta made a major return to the fashion industry this year with the official relaunch of his streetwear label, MAINS London, which made its runaway debut at London Fashion Week SS24. The brand, which was first unveiled in 2018 before going M.I.A. enlisted Central Cee for its Dover Street Market-exclusive collection, while the MAINS runway show exhibited its best offerings of athleisure attire, sharp tailoring, and collaborations with Beats, New Era, PUMA, EMMANUELLE KHANH, and Timberland. Big Smoke elevated his London-inspired vision with tailored pieces, soft silk, and leather accessories like a backpack, harness, and holdall, leaving the industry curious and eagle-eyed for what’s to come next.

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