These 10 movers and shakers are changing the fashion game as we know it, with the world watching and waiting for their next move. If you’re keeping tabs (and we suggest you do), here’s a dossier on the industry’s who’s who:
The New Supermodel: Kaia Gerber
She definitely got it from her mama. At the tender age of 16, supermodel-in-the-making and Penshoppe endorser, Kaia Gerber made her Fashion Week runway debut last year, walking for the likes of Calvin Klein and Alexander Wang, cementing her place in the fashion world.
The Hot Designer: Simon Porte Jacquemus
Simon’s eponymous line, Jacquemus is steadily making waves as it reinvents the French spirit of fashion with his signature deconstruction and outrageous proportions. The self-made and self-taught fashion designer has Rihanna and Solange as fans and what with his innovative designs, Instagram aesthetic, and rugged, good looks, he’s continuously garnering a cult following.
The It blogger: Aimee Song
Coming in strong in lists of most influential style stars, Aimee Song was one of the first fashion bloggers to gain celebrity status. She keeps her momentum going with her signature laid-back, feminine style encapsulated in the clothing line shared with her sister.
The New Hyphenate It Girl: Selah Marley
Expressing her creative juices through modelling and singing, the 18-year-old daughter of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley, Selah covered magazines from Wonderland to UK’s Style to L’Uomo Vogue, starred in campaigns for Ivy Park and Rag & Bone, and recently released her first single, Breathe.
The New Maximalist: Alessandro Michele
In case you don’t know, Gucci’s recent reinvention and foray into maximalist territory was all due to the creativity of their current creative director, Alessandro. Unrestrained, luxurious, and fearless, his new vision for the house launched them into the spotlight once again and is leading fashion out of its austere aesthetic.
The New Feminist: Adwoa Aboah
Running her online platform, Gurls Talk—where women are empowered to speak their mind and discuss issues—whilst walking for top shows during fashion week and headlining campaigns is no easy feat, but it’s all in a day’s work for fashion’s current muse Adwoa.
The Artist: Pat McGrath
Pat’s name is recognizably the most prominent name in makeup associated with fashion shows, creating iconic looks for every designer. Her influence in fashion is so enormous, so much so that she was recently awarded by the CFDA. She also develops lines for the likes of CoverGirl, Gucci, and Dolce & Gabbana in addition to her often sold out eponymous makeup collection.
The Tastemaker: Demna Gvasalia
Expect nothing less from the head designer of Vetements and creative director of Balenciaga but to keep on giving what this generation wants. His power to bring life to other brands by association and collaboration is nothing short of magic.
The Editor: Elaine Welteroth
Having previously been appointed editor along with co-brand leaders, Marie Suter and Phillip Picardi the year prior, Elaine is now officially Teen Vogue’s new editor-in-chief. Recognized for catapulting the magazine into a vehicle for this generation to smartly voice out their issues and be politically aware whilst being style savvy.
The Stylist To The Stars: Marni Senofonte
You know she’s a style superstar when “queens” rely on her services, counting Beyonce, Kendall Jenner, and even Barbie as clientele. Responsible for Beyonce’s now iconic canary yellow Cavalli dress and the noticeable upgrade of Kendall’s off-duty looks, Marni hits a perfet stride.