18. Rob Garcia
Who He Is: Designer, En Noir
Rob Garcia came up with Mega as a designer for Black Scale, yet it's his new venture, En Noir, that got him noticed. Launched in 2012, capitalizing on the baroque themes that were ubiquitous in streetwear and high-fashion during the past year, it found instant fans in celebrities and style addicts alike. En Noir is unique because it sits in that grey area between high-fashion and streetwear—especially since some of the garments are prohibitively expensive to people used to buying graphic tees ($1,000 leather shorts, anyone?). That in mind, Rob's reputable background in streetwear and En Noir's current popularity means he definitely knows what he's doing.