A Designer Inspired by Black Elegance, Soca Music and Blue Devils

Maximilian Davis, Ferragamo’s creative director, shares a glimpse into his creative world.

Less than a week after presenting his third collection as Ferragamo’s creative director in Milan this past September, Maximilian Davis was at ease. The clothes — a luxurious combination of asymmetrical dresses and Italian tailoring — had been well received. As he spoke, quietly but with confidence, he gestured gently with his hands, like a conductor keeping an unhurried tempo. Born in Manchester, England, to Trinidadian and Jamaican parents, Davis, 28, the youngest of three children, spent his summers in Trinidad until the age of 13. A passion for clothing ran in the family: His maternal grandmother taught

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