Brand: Comme des Garçons
Designing menswear since: 1978
Rei Kawakubo is a legend. She built the most celebrated Japanese men's fashion empire 40 years ago which proved to be a pretty good move for a female with no formal training. Not only has she built CDG and all of its principles we lust over season after season, but she gave Junya Watanabe the apprenticeship that got him started. Us dudes owe Rei more than we give her.