Compiled by readers of Forbes magazine and industry experts, the publication's first-ever 30 Under 30 list names "tomorrow's brightest stars" from areas ranging from science to entertainment and art and design.
Paris-born designer Altuzarra, 28, who launched his clothing line, Altuzarra, in 2008, heads up the list, rounding off a successful 2011 which saw him win the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize in November, following in the footsteps of Alexander Wang, the 28-year-old Taiwanese-American creator who also made the 30 Under 30. Highlights from Altuzarra's Spring/Summer 2012 line can be seen at http://www.parismodes.tv/?p=36&lang=en.
Other rising stars featuring on the list include Altuzarra's fellow CFDA recipients Chris Benz, 29, who worked at Marc Jacobs and J. Crew before launching his own line famed for its use of bright color and texture, and 29-year-old jeweler Pamela Love, who has collaborated with high street brands such as Topshop as well as high-end labels including Marchesa.
Celebrity sibling design duo Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, aged 25, whose fashion empire includes labels The Row and Elizabeth and James, also appear on the list, as well as milliner Molly Yestadt, 28, who counts Courtney Love and Marc Jacobs as admirers.
Zana Bayne, 23, whose leather harnesses have impressed the likes of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, is also cited as a rising star, along with 28-year-old Kiel Mead, who uses everyday objects such as matchsticks and chewed gum to create unique jewelry.