Iman’s moved to the Hall of Fame, the Amusan are in! See who else made the 2nd annual Business of Fashion 500 2014 List.
Last year came about the launch of the BoF 500, by Business of Fashion. A comprehensive list of the movers and shakers of the Fashion Industry worldwide, a complete network profile of the most accomplished professionals working in Fashion, which included top African Fashion stake holders such as Iman, Alber Elbaz, Omoyemi Akerele, Azzedine Alaia, Edward Enniful, Liya Kebede & Hanneli Rupert.
To compile this years list, for the 2nd edition ‘Polymaths & Multitaskers’ the Business of Fashion team reached out to last year’s BoF 500 themselves and asked them who they thought was worthy of inclusion. “We received hundreds of new names, which we added to our existing database of more than 2,000 people. And after months of additional research and analysis, we whittled it down to this year’s BoF 500, representing 55 nationalities in 40 countries, across eight distinct categories: Designers, Executives, Retailers, Models & Muses, Fashion 2.0, The Creative Class, Media and Catalysts.”
Last Years list, pretty much remained the same, with Iman moved to the Hall of Fame, and new inductees, the Amusan joined the BOF 500.
Meet the Amusan’s:
“Tayo and Ayo Amusan are a couple with a vision to grow the Nigerian retail sector at a steady pace,” said Omoyemi Akerele. “Persianas [their development company] built the first mall of international standards in Nigeria and currently own five spread across Nigeria in Lagos, Ibadan, Kwara, Enugu and soon to be launched Abuja. The company’s retail arm has successfully launched franchises such as Hugo Boss and Lacoste.”
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