- Danielle Wightman-Stone |
London Fashion Week designers Simone Rocha and Phoebe English have both been named on Forbes’ annual 30 under 30 list, in the Art and Style category.
Both Rocha and English are Central Saint Martins graduates and received the honour on the back of an amazing 2014, with Rocha winning the British Fashion Awards’ New Established Designer Award, as well as collaborating with J Brand on a capsule line, while English, Forbes claims, is “the newest London designer to watch” after teaming up with Dover Street Market on its 10th window.
They join a host of other fashion names on the list including CFDA Fashion Fund finalist Misha Nonoo, former Project Runway winner and New York Fashion Week designer Christian Siriano, and the family-run New York-based menswear label Orley, designed by brothers Matthew and Alex along with Matthew’s wife Samantha.
Forbes also lists fashion designer Kerby Jean-Raymond as one to watch, his New York-based menswear label Pyer Moss has grabbed fashion editors attention for his twists on classics, as well as Darlene and Lizzy Okpo, the design duo behind womenswear brand William Okpo, and self taught designer LaQuan Smith who has dressed the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj.
The list also features hat designer Janessa Leone, lingerie designer Marissa Vosper from Negative Underwear, knitwear designer Lindsay Degan, Danielle DiFerdinando the handbag designer behind Danielle Nicole, and fashion blogger-turned-footwear designer Chiara Ferragni.
The Forbes’ 30 under 30 list is now in its fourth year and the annual list charts the names to watch across 20 fields, including music, media, sport, entertainment, manufacturing, technology, and science.