There are many leading industry pioneers we should keep our eyes on, including notable high-end fashion designer Maximilian Davis. From the innovative craftsmanship of his designs at his eponymous brand to seamlessly making his way to creative director at Salvatore Ferragamo, the London College of Fashion alumnus is pushing the test of time with limitless designs and is transcending the bar when it comes to diversifying a rather exclusive industry. 

After the Italian brand recently disclosed the news, Davis’ appointment probes the question of what we can expect to see from the arbiter of style. Now that the 26-year-old is a part of one of the most noteworthy fashion houses in the world, it’s safe to say that his influence as a leading Black creative transcends beyond the necklines and hemlines of his garments. Davis’ role as Ferragamo’s creative director comes alongside a pristine resume, whether it was formerly dressing Rihanna or his silhouettes seamlessly making their way on celebrities like Kim Kardashian, here’s what we know about the Manchester native and how he’s showing just how significant representation is within the fashion industry.