Virgil Abloh

Off-White, Founder

The success of streetwear designer Virgil Abloh represents a changing of the guard in a fashion industry.

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Yael Aflalo

Reformation, Founder and CEO

Yael Aflalo, founder and CEO of Reformation, knows the secret to selling 'sustainable' in a fashionable way.

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Amazon

Amazon is piercing the denim industry with speed, convenience and its own affordable brands.

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Sanjeev Bahl

Saitex, Founder

Saitex founder Sanjeev Bahl has become an industry leader in sustainable denim.

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Chip Bergh

Levi's Strauss & Co., President and CEO

Levi's Strauss & Co. president and CEO Chip Bergh is redefining modern leadership.

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Blue in Green

Blue in Green,

Blue in Green co-owners Gordon Heffner and Yuji Fukushima are spreading the word on Japanese denim.

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Thomas Stege Bojer

Denimhunters, Blogger and denim retail consultant

Thomas Stege Bojer has spun his love for indigo into a denim marketing consultancy business.

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Frouke Bruinsma

G-Star Raw, Sustainability director

G-Star Raw sustainability director Frouke Bruinsma is working to maintain the brand's role as an industry leader in sustainable denim.

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Rian Buckley

Fitcode, Founder

Fitcode founder Rian Buckley switched careers to create a product that corrects the denim sector's sizing disparities.

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Alberto Candiani

Candiani Denim, Owner

Alberto Candiani wants to see the entire denim market embrace sustainability—and not just as a marketing ploy.

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Alejandro Chahin

Mott & Bow, Founder

Mott & Bow founder Alejandro Chahin's fuss-free approach to denim making resonates with consumers.

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Jonathan Cheung

Levi's, SVP of Levi's Design

SVP of Levi’s design Jonathan Cheung is designing through an increasingly sustainable and innovation-led lens.

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Ronnie Fieg

Kith, Founder

Kith founder Ronnie Fieg knows a good collaboration when he sees one.

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Adriano Goldschmied

"The Godfather of Denim"

Denim veteran Adriano Goldschmied is inspiring a new generation of designers to develop more sustainable processes.

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Demna Gvasalia

Vetements, Founder

Designer Demna Gvasalia is injecting nonsensical fun to the luxury streetwear category.

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Kelly Harrington

Designer, consultant and influencer

The ultimate collaborator, designer and consultant Kelly Harrington lends her eye for good jeans to many global brands.

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Tobias Hayduk

Desert & Denim, Creative director

The B2B event set in picturesque settings near California’s Joshua Tree National Park is rewriting the trade show playbook.

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Toshikiyo Hirata

Kapital, Founder

Founder Toshikiyo Hirata's unconventional spin on heritage techniques has made Kapital a coveted denim head brand.

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Lutz Huelle

Lutz Huelle, Designer

When it comes to shape and constructions, designer Lutz Huelle is a master manipulator.

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The Kardashian and Jenner Sisters

When the the Kardashian and Jenner sisters wear denim, the social media world takes note.

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Amy Leverton

Denim Dudes, Author and Consultant

As the queen bee of Denim Dudes, Amy Leverton keeps denim exciting and approachable.

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Glenn Martens

Y/Project, Designer

Y/Project designer and Diesel collaborator, Glenn Martens, is breaking norms with his witty denim designs.

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Frank Michel

ZDHC Foundation, Executive director

As executive director of the ZDHC Foundation, Frank Michel helps the world's largest apparel brands clean up their supply chains.

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Monki

Fast fashion gets a bad rap, but there are players in the field like Monki using their mass-appeal to share...

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Scott Morrison

3x1, Founder and CEO

3x1 founder Scott Morrison is motivated about the retail opportunities to come.

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Andrew Olah

Olah Inc. and Kingpins, Founder

Kingpins founder Andrew Olah's latest efforts are focused on securing a future for the denim industry.

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Baris Ozden

Isko, Product development manager

Isko product development manager Baris Ozden is a driving force behind the mill's responsible innovation.

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Michael Preysman

Everlane, CEO

With the ethical-focused clothing retailer known for “radical transparency,” Everlane CEO Michael Preysman wanted to “do the right thing” when...

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Travis Rice

Alliance for Responsible Denim, Project manager

Travis Rice, Alliance for Responsible Denim project manager,supports brands' efforts to go green—one nudge at a time.

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Stefano Rosso

Diesel, North America CEO

Born into the Diesel brand, Stefano Rosso is charged with rebooting the brand's profile in one of the trickiest markets...

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Douglas Gunn Roy Luckett

The Vintage Showroom, Founders

The Vintage Showroom is a playground of inspiration for denim mills and designers.

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José Rafae Royo Ballesteros

Tejidos Royo, Sales director

José Rafael Royo Ballesteros has made it something of a personal mission to spread the gospel of Tejidos Royo's dry...

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Jay Schottenstein

American Eagle Outfitters, CEO

American Eagle Outfitters CEO Jay Schottenstein's laser-sharp focus on jeans is paying off.

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Bart Sights

Levi Strauss & Co., Vice President of Technical Innovation

Levi's vp of technical innovation Bart Sights believes the best has yet to come for the denim industry.

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Enrique Silla

Jeanologia, Co-founder

Jeanologia co-founder Enrique Silla aims to equip the denim industry with the tools it needs to clean up its act.

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Raf Simons

Calvin Klein, Chief Creative Officer

When Raf Simons joined Calvin Klein, the designer brought with him an uncanny eye for classic Americana.

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Faustine Steinmetz

Faustine Steinmetz, Designer

Paris-born designer Faustine Steinmetz brings high brow design to denim.

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Brandon Svarc

Naked & Famous, Founder

Brandon Svarc pours creativity and heritage designs into his label, Naked & Famous Denim.

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TooGood

Forget Saville Row—unisex brand Toogood is proving that the U.K. can be a leader in denim design, too.

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Samuel Trotman

Denim Dudes, Contributing editor

As a denim trend forecaster, Samuel Trotman see an indigo world before anyone else experiences it.

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Trunk Club

With its hybrid in-store and online box service, Trunk Club making shopping for premium denim a relatively painless process.

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Mostafiz Uddin

Denim Expert Limited, Managing director

In his role as managing director role for Denim Expert Limited, Mostafiz Uddin shines a spotlight on Bangladesh's manufacturing future.

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Universal Thread

Target’s Universal Thread collection brings premium fabrics and sustainable concepts to the mass level at wallet-friendly prices.

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Menno van Meurs

Tenue de Nîmes, CEO

Tenue de Nîmes CEO Menno van Meurs' sense of community has been key to the Amsterdam-based store's long-term success.

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Libby Wadle

Madewell, President

Under the guidance of Libby Wadle, Madewell is becoming a go-to denim brand for millennial-age women.

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Alexandra Waldman

Universal Standard, Co-Founder

Universal Standard co-founder Alexandra Waldman is proving that fashionable clothing can indeed come in all sizes.

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We Wear the Pants

Founders

Designers Gabriella Meyer and Marta Goldschmied created a discussion about gender inequality through denim.

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Mark Werts

American Rag Cie, Founder and CEO

L.A.-based retailer Mark Werts continues to show how denim retail is done right with his store American Rag.

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Alexander Wessels

Archroma, CEO

Archroma CEO Alexander Wessels would rather his clients leave a much smaller footprint with their product.

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Pharrell Williams

G-Star Raw, Head of Imagination

From art to sustainability, musician Pharrell Williams is injecting his unique perspective into G-Star Raw’s designs.

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