Maximilian Raynor is a recent graduate from Central Saint Martins’ BA Fashion course. Over the past two years the Derbyshire-born designer has garnered substantial press, editorial and celebrity interest in their designs, dressing music artists Ellie Goulding, Shygirl and Stefflon Don, among many others.
Raynor’s graduate collection, titled ‘The Ballad of Two Lovers’ was featured in both British and Italian Vogue and has already been requested by the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. Raynor has presented collections in New York, China and most recently Rwanda for a show hosted by Prince Charles. Raynor’s designs are regularly featured in leading fashion publications such as Wonderland and Notion, as well as Chinese, Arabian and Portuguese Vogue.
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“My brand aesthetic is a unique juxtaposition of historical elegance and refined craftsmanship with a more anarchic, erotic and distinctly ‘London’ energy. My designs are subversive, imbued with narrative and theatrical flair, and encouraging of self-expression, intelligent dressing and an overwhelming sense of drama and fun. “

Raynor recently worked as menswear design assistant at J W ANDERSON and was selected as one of ten young designers to watch, by Katie Grand of Perfect Magazine (for a mentor project with Tommy Hilfiger). 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. 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 .