Many celebrity teens have a growing impact on mainstream culture thanks to their huge social-media followings, but that’s not the only way teens make a difference in fashion.
From Kendall and Kylie Jenner to a few teens you probably don’t know, here are the most influential teens in fashion, based on Time magazine’s list of 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014. Whether they’re in involved in showbiz, modeling or started their own fashion business, these might be the most influential teenagers when it comes to style.
Kendall Jenner – 18
Capitalizing her exposure on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, Kendall Jenner has already managed to become one of the most sought-after your models.
Her growing presence at Fashion Week (13 shows in 2014, in New York, Paris and Milan) and the clothing line she designs with her sister, “Kendall & Kylie”, are helping her improve her standing in the fashion world and cement her status as a trendsetter.
Kylie Jenner – 17
Even when she’s not joining forces with her sister, Kylie Jenner is also one of the most influential teens in fashion. While she hasn’t had the same success in modeling as her older sister, Kylie is coming out with a hair care line called “Kylie Hair Kouture” after developing a partnership with Bellami Hair.
Chloë Grace Moretz – 17
With a resume that even Hollywood veterans might envy, Chloë Grace Moretz is already turning into a teen trendsetter. Whether she’s rocking age-appropriate Valentino or more edgy Stella McCartney on the red carpet, Chloë Moretz’s style evolution makes her one teenager that’s already influencing fashion.
Bethany Mota – 18
A fashion and beauty blogger that made it big on YouTube, Bethany Mota has more than 7 million subscribers. The 18-year old has already expanded her profile with appearances on “Dancing with the Stars” and “Project Runway”, making her one of the most influential teens in fashion. She also designer her own clothing line in collaboration with Aéropostale.
Kiernan Shipka – 14
Few child actors have made as big an impact as Kiernan Shipka. Her breakout role as Sally Draper on “Mad Men” has put her in the spotlight and her style choices have rarely disappointed. Her red carpet appearances always make a lasting impression and Shipka has been featured on best dressed lists more than actresses who’ve been in the business for decades.
Tavi Gevinson – 18
Becoming famous at the age of 12 thanks to her fashion blog “Style Rookie”, Tavi Gevinson continued to expand with the online “Rookie Magazine” and made the Forbes magazine “30 Under 30” list two years in a row. She’s definitely one of the most influential teens in fashion, even though the focus of her work has expanded to include feminist discussion and pop culture, and she’s made her Broadway debut as an actress.
Lorde – 17
The singer-songwriter has made a big splash in the US and her focus on feminism and a healthy body image didn’t go unnoticed for many teens who consider her a worthy role model. She’s also been featured on Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list and this is her second year on Time Magazine’s list of Most Influential Teens.
Becky G – 17
Rebecca Marie Gomez or Becky G is also one of the most influential teens in fashion and her musical success has landed her a spot as the youngest Latina spokeswomen for CoverGirl. The singer is opening concerts for Katy Perry, Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo, but she’s on her way to become a headliner pretty soon.
Megan Grassell – 19
A young entrepreneur who successfully crowdfunded her fashion business through Kickstarter, Megan Grassell has been working on Yellowberry for more than a year and a half. The idea of creating bras that aren’t sexualized (padding, wiring) for young girls came to her after she tried to help her younger sister find an age-appropriate bra.
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Sasha and Malia Obama – 13 and 16
They’re already big trendsetters and president Barack Obama’s daughter can already claim to be among the most influential teens in fashion. The proof lies in Sasha’s ASOS unicorn sweatshirt. After being photographed in it, the sweatshirt sold out in days, reminding us of Kate Middleton’s fashion influence.