Ian Griffiths

Fashion designer and creative director (UK), Royal College of Art

Ian Griffiths graduated with an MA in Fashion Design in 1987 at the time of the new wave music scene, which has been a lifelong influence. He has significantly contributed to the UK’s soft power through his innovative work in design and fashion. As the creative director of Max Mara, Griffiths has elevated British design on a global stage, showcasing the UK’s cultural influence and creativity. His designs, blending British heritage with contemporary style, have garnered international acclaim, enhancing the UK’s reputation for high-quality, influential fashion. By mentoring young designers and participating in global fashion events, Griffiths has also fostered cross-cultural exchange and collaboration, further strengthening the UK’s cultural diplomacy and global image.