• Why the man behind Max Mara is the most influential fashion designer you've never heard of

    2 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Ian Griffiths is a British ex-punk and not what you might expect from the classic Italian brand One night in 1982, a 19-year-old club kid called Ian Griffiths, who had recently dropped out of an architecture degree because “there was just too much fun to be had in Manchester, to be honest”, was at a party in Wythenshawe. He was living on £37.50 a week benefit, and “perfectly happy. I made all my own clothes, I got into all the clubs free.” When the Haçienda nightclub opened in the city, Griffiths went every night without fail for the first six months - “and I didn't eat anyway, so there...
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