English designer Paul Surridge has just been named Creative Director of Roberto Cavalli.
This continues the recent trend of promoting behind-the-scene talent to a top position,
rather than hiring a star designer.
Sheer, striped tiered-skirt dress
Love this Pirate-y Frock coat
Blush pink outfit
A graduate of Central Saint Martins, Surridge is a relative unknown but has long experience at luxury brands: working for Calvin Klein in the 1990s, then working at Burberry, Jil Sander menswear, and as creative director of Z Zegna from 2011 to 2014.
Since then he has been consulting for Acne Studios’s menswear collections.