Maximilian Raynor is an emerging fashion designer, about to graduate the Fashion Design with Marketing BA course at Central Saint Martins. He recently worked as menswear design assistant at J W ANDERSON and was sponsored by Perfect Magazine for a mentorship programme with Tommy Hilfiger.

Raynor focuses on historical details in both menswear and womenswear, often using literary characters and classical art as inspiration for his work. The London-based designer previously worked for renowned vintage collector Steven Philip as coordinator of Philip’s expansive fashion archive.

As well as assisting the costume designer Grace Snell on the set of ‘The Souvenir: Part II’, Raynor has also worked at Vivienne Westwood, Mulberry and in the John Smedley Knitwear archives cataloguing historical garments.

The student designer has dressed award winning singer Ellie Goulding for The Gay Times Awards, model Akuol Deng for Wonderland Magazine and rising star Shygirl for her ‘TASTY’ music video. Raynor participated in a ShowStudio panel discussing Vivienne Westwood, was included in an editorial for ‘Pan and the Dream’ magazine by renowned stylist Harry Lambert and showed designs on the red carpet of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival .

Portrait by Georgia Pizzala for ShowStudio