What does it take to make WSJ Magazine’s 2013 Innovators of the Year list? Based on the impressive list of accomplishments racked up by this years’ honorees, quite a lot. Take technology innovator Nick D’Aloisio, for example, who invented an app to revolutionize reading on the go, and sold it for $30 million dollars, all before his 18th birthday. Or fashion innovator Pat McGrath, who pioneers beauty trends from the runways to the labs, and sits among top executives at Proctor and Gamble as its global creative director. Furthermore, design innovator Thomas Woltz is single-handedly redefining landscape architecture with his roof deck design for NYC’s $15 billion Hudson Yards development, and music innovators Daft Punk continue to redefine musical genres with their fourth studio album, Random Access Memories. All honored this past weekend at MoMA, check out in depth profiles of each in the current issue of WSJ Magazine.
left, Nick D’Aloisio, Technology Innovator
David Adjaye,Architecture Innovator
Adjaye made waves from Manhattan to Moscow in 2013, and counts plans for the Smithsonian African American museum as one of his current projects.
Alice Waters, Humanitarian Innovator
After facing a devastating fire, Waters rebuilt her pioneering farm-to-table restaurant, and strengthened her cause for ethical eating.
Thomas Woltz, Design Innovator
Environmental sustainability advocate Woltz will take on the greening of New York City’s $15 billion Hudson Yards project, looking to set new standards in urban development.
Daft Punk, Music Innovators
A massive album bringing together co-collaborators from many musical genres and eras, bespoke tuxedos from the house of Saint Laurent, and appearances in several major magazines kept people around the globe talking about this innovative duo.
Do Ha Suh, Art Innovator
Concerned with the idea of home, Suh tells stories of memory, history, displacement, identity and body in his sculpted and installed works, uniting time, memory and space in the context of globalization.
Pat McGrath, Fashion Innovator
Much beloved makeup artist McGrath has grown beyond just a fixture in the beauty world; her impact extends to the entire fashion industry as a continual trend setter.