Designer diaries- 01

May 11, 2017

 

 

Natacha Ramsay- Levi 


Position: Creative Director 

Preceded by: Clare Waight Keller and Hannah MacGibbon and Karl Lagerfeld 
Company: Chole

Founded by: Gaby Aghion and Jacques Lenoir 
Established in 1952 

 

Education: BA in fashion from Ravensbourne College of Art, MA in Fashion KnitwearThe Royal College of Art 

 

Labels: 

Womenswear at Calvin Klein

Designer at Ralph Lauren

Senior designer of Purple Label Menswear 

Senior designer at Gucci (alongside Francisco Costa and Christopher Bailey)

Creative director of Pringle of Scotland 

Ceative director of Chloé

 

Unique accomplishment: Scottish Cashmere Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Grazia Chiuri


Position: Creative Director 

Preceded by: Ralph Simons, john Galliano, Yes Saint Laurent
Company: Dior

Founded by: Christian Dior
Established in 1946

 

Education: Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome

 

Labels:

Accessories Designer, Fendi

Co- creative Director, valentino (along with Pierpaolo Piccioli)

Creative Director, Christian Dior Couture

 

Unique accomplishment: The first female artistic director in the brand’s history

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Surridge


Position: Creative Director 

Preceded by: Peter Dundas, Roberto cavalli 
Company: Roberto Cavalli 

Founded by: Roberto Cavalli 
Established in 1970

 

Education: English graduate of Central Saint Martins, London

 

Labels: 

Designer, Calvin Klein

Senior designer, Burberry

Head of men's wear, Jil Sander

Creative Director, Z Zegna

Consultant, Men's wear, Acne Studios

 

Unique accomplishment: His CV doesn’t make him an obvious choice for Cavalli, with its high-glam, haute bohemian legacy.

 

 

 

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