Events, Fashion

The 50 Most Influential in New York Fashion “Fashionista 50” Announced

New York Fashion Week starts very soon! So who are some of the influential names in New York you should know? a respected site in the business gives us their selection. “To determine who belongs in the Fashionista 50–our list of the most influential people working in New York fashion–we used our own knowledge of the industry, combined with advice from industry sources,” explained Lauren Sherman, executive editor of Fashionista. “We also considered each candidate’s consumer reach–through sales, media, etc.”

A member of the Fashionista 50 is defined as an influential individual who is shaping the direction of the New York fashion industry, aesthetically and in terms of how the business works. Honorees of the Fashionista 50 were chosen by the Fashionista editorial team who used their own expertise, advice from industry resources, and the scope of influence from each candidate. To be considered for the Fashionista 50, candidates must reside in New York for most of the year and work in New York 95% of the year.

The Fashionista 50 recognizes individuals or businesses in the following categories: Designers, CEOs/Investors, Editors, Stylists, Buyers and Retail Fashion Directors, Photographers, Personalities/Muses, Writers, Behind the Scenes, and Marketing and Branding.

This year’s winners include:

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, Proenza Schouler
Ralph Lauren
Marc Jacobs
Billy Reid
Oscar de la Renta
Jenna Lyons, J.Crew
Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty, Suno

Andrew Rosen, Theory
Mickey Drexler, J.Crew
James Gardner, Createthe Group
Robert Duffy, Marc Jacobs
Gary Wassner, Hilldun Factoring

Anna Wintour, Vogue
Sally Singer, T

Grace Coddington, Vogue
Karl Templer
Alex White, W
Camilla Nickerson
Lori Goldstein
Kate Young
Sally Lyndley
Joe Zee

Buyers and Retail Fashion Directors
Steven Alan, Steven Alan
Amanda Brooks, Barneys New York
Jen Mankins, Bird
Paul Birardi and Eddy Chai, Odin
Julie Gilhart
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Opening Ceremony

Craig McDean
Scott Schuman
Terry Richardson
Bill Cunningham

Chloe Sevigny
Alexa Chung
Andre Leon Talley
Nina Garcia

Cathy Horyn, New York Times
Bridget Foley, WWD
Cintra Wilson, New York Times
Lynn Yaeger

Behind the Scenes
Gayle Dizon
Natalie Joos
Gucci Westman Neville
Steven Kolb, CFDA

Marketing and Branding
Carol Han and Alexandra Weiss, CA Creative
Andy Spade, Partners and Spade
Ed Filipowski and Julie Mannion, KCD
Sylvie Picquet Damesme and Pierre Rougier, PR Consulting
Hamilton South, HL Group
Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss, Rent the Runway
Lauren Santo Domingo, Modus Operandi

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