Maximilian Davis

Just a few months after announcing the arrival of Marco Gobbetti as CEO, luxury Italian label Salvatore Ferragamo has revealed this morning that British-Trinidadian designer Maximilian Davis will be assuming the role of creative director for the fashion house following Paul Andrew’s departure late last year.

“I am delighted to welcome Maximilian at the House of Ferragamo,” said Gobbetti, Chief Executive Officer of Ferragamo in a statement shared in the press release. “The clarity of his vision together with the level of execution and his powerful aesthetic make him one of the most brilliant talents of his generation. His work is defined by elegance, refined sensuality, and constant commitment to quality. Through his lens of contemporary sensibility, he will write a new, exciting chapter for this house built on a heritage of creativity, craftsmanship, sophistication, and outstanding human values.”

The London-based designer graduated from London College of Fashion and founded his eponymous brand in 2020 with his Spring-Summer 2021 collection, attracting international A-list attention from Dua Lipa, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and more. Davis is undoubtedly one of the most exciting designers to come out of London as of recent, and his work has landed him as one of the semi-finalists for this year’s LVMH Prize.

“I am deeply honored to be joining Ferragamo, and grateful for the opportunity to build on the rich and profound heritage of the house,” Davis said in the press released shared Monday morning. ” Ferragamo represents a dedication to timeless elegance and sophistication that I find incredibly inspiring. I’m looking forward to articulating my vision, elevated by the codes of Italian craftsmanship, quality, and innovation.”

Davis will officially take creative reigns of the heritage house on March 16, with his first collection debuting for Spring-Summer 2023 this fall.