Age: 26

How many international designers, let alone Russian designers, can make enough of a splash to get work from Vans and Supreme on top of their own label? Well, only one if you count the young Moscow prodigy Gosha Rubchinskiy. Rubchinskiy has much pride in his native Russia, constantly drawing inspiration from Soviet history for his lines. Using simple cuts and minimal color—but maximum effectiveness—Gosha’s vision has been praised by designers and brands abound. With his own brand really just starting to build buzz as he gets more comfortable with the work directly associated with his name, look out for his next move this year.