Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen make list of top 30 designers and artists under 30

The Olsen twins join fashion”s hottest names as they make list of top 30 designers and artists under 30

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Sister act: Olsen twins Ashley (left) and Mary-Kate (right) have made Forbes” top 30 Under 30 in fashion

Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen have been included in a list of fashion”s top 30 names under 30-years-old.

The former child stars, both 25, who shot to fame on Full House, made the list thanks to a multi-million-dollar clothing empire.

Their labels include the high-end The Row, which has been worn by Michelle Obama, mid-priced Elizabeth & James, ant the cheaper teen line Olsenboye, which is sold exclusively at JC Penney.

They are also behind fashion website StyleMint, which recently collaborated with Rachel Bilson.

The high-achieving twins were joined in the Forbes round-up by rising industry stars such as Joseph Altuzarra, 28, tipped by the title to be the next Marc Jacobs.

Mr Altuzarra worked at Marc Jacobs and Givenchy before starting his own line Altuzarra in 2008.

The designer told the title that he aims to “create clothes for women in their 40s and 50s and 60s who have careers and are sexy and don”t want to looklike grandmothers’.

Another Marc Jacobs alumni, Chris Benz, also won a deserved position on the list.

The 29-year-old, who also designed for J Crew before starting his own line in 2007, is known for his trademark use of texture, as flamboyantas his signature pink hair colour.

Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, 27, the son offormer French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld was given a nod for his successful pop-up galleries in New York, Paris and London and private art dealer business.

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Rising stars: Fashion designers Joseph Altuzarra, 28, (left) and Chris Benz, 29, (right) also both made the list

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Industry darlings: Alexander Wang, 28, (left) and art dealer Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, 27, (right) were praised for their success and innovation at such a young age

And fashion industry favourite Alexander Wang was included for his label which has already become a “full-blown lifestyle brand” despite the designer still being two years shy of his 30th birthday.

Other notable names that featured were accessories designer Pamela Love, 29, and Zana Bayne, 23, whose detailed leather harnesses are a favourite with Lady Gaga.

Conceptual artist JR, painter Jacob Kassay and artist Aaron Koblin were those chosen from the art world by an esteemed panel of judges including Chuck Close, Jeffery Deitch and Simon Doonan.


Nina Chanel Abney (artist, 29)

Joseph Altuzarra (fashion designer, 28)

Zana Bayne (designer, 23)

Chris Benz (fashion designer, 29)

Matthew Brandt (photographer, 29)

Samuel Cochran (eco designer, 29)

Sam Falls (photographer, 27)

Nicolas Fayad (architect, 26)

Lauren Geremia (designer, 29)

Erik Madigan Heck (photographer, 28)

Jessica Hische (graphic designer, 27)

JR (conceptual artist, 28)

Jacob Kassay (painter, 27)

Aaron Koblin (artist, 29)

Pamela Love (jewellery designer, 29)

Mike Matas (interface designer, 25)

Kiel Mead (jewellery designer, 28)

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen (fashion designers, 25)

Pete Oyler (interior designer, 28)

Adam Pendleton (artist, 27)

Aza Raskin (interface designer, 27)

Theo Richardson, Charles Brill, Alex Williams (designers; 28, 28, 29)

Alan Ricks (architect, 28)

Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld (art dealer, 27)

Claire Rosen (photographer, 28)

Aurel Schmidt (artist, 29)

Ryan Sullivan (abstract artist, 28)

Alexander Wang (fashion designer, 28)

Molly Yestadt (milliner, 28)

Alex Zachary (gallery owner, 28)