The English, Paul Surridge is the new Creative Director of Roberto Cavalli. He will debut with the women’s spring/summer 2018 collection, which will be shown in Milan in September 2017. Surridge graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins and had worked at brands like, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Jil Sanders, Z Zegna and Acne Studios.
“I have worked with Paul, and I had the opportunity to appreciate his creative talent as well as his managerial abilities. Paul has a 360-degree vision on brands and branding. He is passionate, mature and an amazing team player. We all believe that he is the ideal candidate to complete our management team and contribute to implement the ambitious development plans for Roberto Cavalli, which we have agreed with our stakeholders.” –Gian Giacomo Ferraris, Chief Executive Officer of Roberto Cavalli SpA
“I am honored and proud to carry forward the legacy of this extraordinary Italian house. This is a unique opportunity to contribute a new chapter to the Roberto Cavalli universe, which positively celebrates the beauty, sensuality and power of women. It is my intention to show the passion I share for the codes and vision on which Roberto Cavalli built his brand while celebrating the excellence of Italian craftsmanship.” -Paul Surridge