Fast Company added two fashion industry veterans to its “100 Most Creative People in Business” list for 2016.
The glossy, which focuses on business and leadership, put Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpalo Piccioli in the fifth and sixth spots for their work turning the fashion house into a “$1 billion juggernaut.”
The list, which was revealed Monday, rolled out with its June issue, featuring “Hamilton” star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on the cover. Miranda, who earned the number-one ranking on the list of 100, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama this year, as well as a Grammy for best Musical Theater Album.
According to Fast Co., its list of 2016 honorees hail from a range of industries ranging from technology and design to entertainment, media, government, nonprofit, health care and good.
This year Fast Co. honored Jill Soloway, founder of Topple Productions and creator of Amazon’s “Transparent,” who nabbed the third spot for “televising the revolution.” Cindy Holland, vice president of original content for Netflix, ranked seventh on the list for “offering viewers a lot more to binge on.”
In fashion, Virgil Abloh, creative director of streetwear label Off-White, who also works for Kanye West, grabbed the 75th spot for “expanding style.” Nike’s vice president and creative director for global Martin Lotti, is ranked No. 28, while H&M’s beauty concept designer Sara Wallander took the 35th spot. Bandier founder Jennifer Bandier nabbed the 41st ranking for “turning leggings into art.”
For technology, Sarah Schaaf, community director of Imgur was ranked 18th, while Alexa Chung and Adam Leibsohn, chief executive and chief operating officer of Giphy, came in 19th and 20th, respectively.
Snapchat’s vice president Nick Belle came in 21st, for his work setting the editorial agenda, overseeing Live stories and the Discover platform.
Meanwhile, Facebook’s Will Ruben, Laura Javier, and Jasmine Probst, creators of the firm’s Moments App, were slotted in 29, 30, 31, respectively.
Media company Buzzfeed also got some love from Fast Co., which highlighted Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, hosts of its “Another Round” podcast in the 52nd and 53rd spots.
“Our goal is to discover and highlight the people around the world who are not just thinking differently, but also putting their ideas into action to create new opportunities, redefine the rules of modern business and drive change within their own industries and beyond,” said Fast Company editor Robert Safian. “In today’s rapidly evolving world, it’s creative and innovative leaders like these 100 who will continue to move the needle and inspire us all.”