Founded: In 1988 by Martin Margiela

Current Designer: Martin Margiela's successor was never announced once he retired from his eponymous label.

Complex says: Margiela has taken the rap world by storm, especially with help from big names like Kanye West, T.I. and Swizz Beatz, amongst others. The French fashion house used to be the brand you Googled after hearing Jay-Z name-drop it in "Run This Town." But now, you're saving pennies to get your hands on those three strap sneakers or non-branded luxury gear.