6. Gemo Wong
Who He Is: Senior Designer, Nike Sportswear
Gemo Wong and the entirety of Nike Sportswear has been crushing it for years, providing products that no other streetwear brand is even capable of. By reconsidering what Nike is as a brand, they've not only taken athletic apparel out of the gym and into the streets—they've taken it into the future. They channeled old world manufacturing with the NSW Pinnacle collection, while championing technology in garments like the 21st Century Windrunner. Gemo Wong and the NSW team have done an exceptional job of creating tech-inspired, wearable garments that perform extremely well—and look pretty damn good, too. Although Gemo wasn't involved personally, Nike Sportswear's Gyakousou collaboration with Undercover was one of the most creative and visually appealing capsule collections released in the past year. We're sure Gemo's talents will serve him well when he moves on as Design Director of Energy Product at Jordan Brand later this year.