20. Jon Warren
Who And Why: Skater, head designer at Vans
Years Of Influence: 2002-present
From cementing their feet into skate culture to doing collaborations with Opening Ceremony, Vans is one of those strange brands that has the ability to morph into any culture they come to. It’s just become a great canvas—a blank slate that Vans allows others to draw on. Mr. Warren has balanced this dual identity of Vans superbly.