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CLAUDIA LI F ashion D esigner @claudia_li_official Launching her own women’s fashion line in 2015, Claudia Li is inspired to tell stories through her clothes about her life and the experiences of her family and friends. Li’s clothing line has been shown in five New York Fashion Week events and her clothes can be found in boutiques in New York, Chicago, Japan and Ukraine. She got her start in fashion as an intern for Lady Gaga’s stylist, Brandon Maxwell, and she knew she wanted to start her venture. She’s now looking to expand her collection by selling shoes and handbags. Her clothing is available for purchase at claudiali.com. SOPHIE ASH E ntrepreneur @sophsaproblem After working at a branding and marketing firm as well as working with various hip hop artists such as 2 Chainz, Cam’ron and Joe Budden, Sophie Ash joined Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment team as a project manager to help execute 2014’s On The Run stadium tour with Jay-Z and Beyoncé. If that weren’t impressive enough, she helped launch Bey’s game-changing album, Lemonade, and her Formation World Tour, which has grossed over a quarter of a billion dollars. FURQAN KHAN E ntrepreneur @kixify If you’re a sneakerhead, then you’ve most likely have heard of Kixify founded by Furqan Khan. Kixify is a marketplace where people around the world sell and buy unique sneakers via an app, which has over 120K downloads. Headquartered in NYC, Khan started Kixify in 2013 and currently has over 300K items for sale. Khan is also the founder and publisher of KicksOnFire. com, a popular sneaker review website with over 1.2 million fans on Facebook. REGGIE COUZ C ontent C urator @reggiecouz After watching a few of his videos, it’s clear that Reggie Couz’s ability to combine his musical talent with comedy is what makes him stand out in the heavily saturated digital space. Reggie established his fanbase on Vine before he successfully crossed over to YouTube where his videos have garnered over 64 million views. At requests of his supporters, the multi-talented rising star has plans to create long-form content next year which definitely makes Reggie one to watch in 2018. made-magazine.com | 23