Surridge worked at Calvin Klein during the 90s and then joined Christopher Bailey at Burberry from 2003 to 2007. In 2007 he was appointed Jil Sander's design director men under Raf Simons' leadership. From 2011 to 2014 Surridge was creative director of Z Zegna and then creative consultant of Acne Studios, with responsibility for the coordination and supervision of all activities related to men's wear collections.
"I have worked with Surridge, and I had the opportunity to appreciate his creative talent as well as his managerial abilities. Surridge 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," said Gian Giacomo Ferraris, chief executive officer of Roberto Cavalli SpA.
"I am honoured 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," added Surridge. (KD)
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