Designer diaries- 01

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


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


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


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.