Sunday 25 February 2018

Olsen twins included on Forbes most influential trendsetters under 30 list

The twins are behind the labels The Row and Elizabeth & James
The twins are behind the labels The Row and Elizabeth & James

Business magazine Forbes has listed Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and designer Alexander Wang in their annual list of most influential trendsetters under thirty.

The twins, who are behind the labels The Row and Elizabeth & James were featured for their fashion nous, as was Wang, who was recently named as the new creative director of Balenciaga.

Also included was London designer Carly Cushnie (28) whose label Cushnie e Ochs has been worn by Michelle Obama, Jessica Alba and Rihanna and Sophia Amoruso who is the founder of the Nasty Gal website, the fashion forward online store which sells new and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Sally LaPointe, who has dressed Lady Gaga and actress Julianne Hough, was another designer in the Forbes list while other names who made the grade in the art and style category included Vito Schnabel, who was rumoured to have had a fling with Demi Moore and Vladimir Roitfeld, the art dealer son of former French Vogue editor, Carine Roitfeld

Forbes' 30 under 30: The young trendsetters in art and style are:

Carly Cushnie - fashion designer of Cushnie et Ochs

Joseph Altuzarra - fashion Designer of Altuzarra

Sophia Amoruso - founder of fashion retail site Nasty Gal

Michael Avedon - photographer

Gigi Burris, 25 - founder of Gigi Burris Millinery

Carter Cleveland - co-founder of

Kyle DeWoody - owner of gallery Grey Area

Katie Ermilio - fashion designer

Sam Falls - artist

Alex Gartenfeld - online editor for Art in America and Interview magazine

Jessica Hische - graphic designer

Asher Israelow - furniture designer

Jacob Kassay - artist

Eric Koger and Susan Gregg Koger - founders retail store ModCloth

Sally LaPointe - fashion designer

Max Levai - gallery owner of Marlborough Chelsea

Pedro Lourenco - fashion designer

Leandra Medine - founder of fashion blog Man Repeller

Toyin Odutola - artist

Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen - fashion designers of The Row, Elizabeth and James, Olsenboye, StyleMint

Adam Pendleton - artist

Vladimir Roitfeld - art dealer

Claire Rosen - fine art and commercial photographer

Vito Schnabel - art dealer

Lucien Smith - artist

Reece Solomon - handbag designer and co-founder of Reece Hudson bags

Valentine Uhovski - art journalist

Artie Vierkant - digital artist

Alexander Wang - fashion designer for Alexander Wang and Balenciaga (ANI)

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