Seven months after Peter Dundas exited the brand, Paul Surridge has officially been confirmed as Roberto Cavalli's new Creative Director. The British designer, who has worked at Calvin Klein, Zegna, Burberry and Jil Sander, was handpicked because of his vision for the brand. Commenting on the appointment, Gian Giacomo Ferraris, CEO of Roberto Cavalli, told Business of Fashion: "We met a lot of candidates, a lot of them showed great creative potential, which made the decision not easy, but the reason we selected Paul is that next to his distinctive creative quality, he shows a strong interest in further developing the code of the house. On top of this, he is a great team leader, and has a great sensibility for digital communication, and he can really interpret and play a role in the future DNA of Roberto Cavalli."

Surridge will showcase his first collection for Roberto Cavalli during the women's Spring/Summer '18 season in September. Now, read about Clare Waight Keller joining Givenchy.