The Business of Fashion's BOF500 is a collection of some of the most important and influential minds in the business, ranging from the brilliant designers of today to the white collars getting deals done with real money and even includes some of the most prescient commentators providing insight on the industry at large. While 500 people seems like a fuckton and, at times, can feel like a culling of the obvious big names, it does rotate and bring in new, rising faces and this year's list is no different.
The standbys are there—Rick Owens, Alexander Wang, Dries Van Noten and the like—but it's not all old school fashion names. You can sort the entire list by a bunch of different factors, but using the "new" tag may be the most insightful, surfacing blogger sensation Aimee Song, Gucci's Alessandro Michele, Greg Chait of The Elder Statesman, Caitlyn Jenner, Gigi Hadid, G-Dragon, Jeremy Scott, Olivier Rousteing, model Lucky Blue Smith, Instagram's Kevin Systrom, Rihanna and plenty others.
Take a look over the full list and see who you should be worshiping aside from the Pins, obviously.