Carol Lim and Humberto Leon
New York fashion retailers-turned-designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are known for their irreverent and playful take on fashion. They are founders of trendsetting boutique Opening Ceremony (est. 2002) and, since 2011, creative directors at Parisian label Kenzo. Close friends ever since they met as students at the Cal, the duo spent a decade in “corporate” jobs—Leon as a design director at The Gap and then Burberry and Lim as a management consultant—before launching Opening Ceremony. The venture began as a multi-brand boutique in New York and now has offshoots in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Japan and London.