Paul Surridge announced on his personal Instagram account this morning that he has left the Roberto Cavalli company. “I have given much consideration to this decision and reached the conclusion that the mission I have signed on has changed and enters a new direction with a new perspective.” He continued: “I now wish to focus on other projects I put aside in order to achieve our common goals with Roberto Cavalli Group.”
Surridge was a surprise hire in 2017, a menswear designer enlisted to revive a brand long identified with a sultry sort of bohemianism. Designer Roberto Cavalli didn’t coin the term “glamazon,” but it was used to describe his kind of women and the sexy clothes he made for them countless times over the course of his career. In Surridge’s two years at the Italian label, he never quite latched onto the glamazon thing; he prefers order to earthiness.