Though it’s sad to hear that Paul Surridge will no longer design for Roberto Cavalli, especially since he upped the ante on luxurious tailoring for the brand, it’s not that big of a surprise when it comes to Just Cavalli. We’d understand if he was sacked at this job there because his style was a bit too mature for the youthful exuberance of the sub-label. But even if there was a disconnect between Surridge and the sub-brand’s identity, his Fall 2019 collection for it was still quite good! From wel-cut denim separates to refined spins on animal prints, Surridge also cleaned up the Just Cavalli look a little bit. It was more complete-looking, with various numbers versatile enough to take customers from day-to-night (or from night-to-day depending on your lifestyle!). The styles were a lot more streamlined and sophisticated too! Even the sportswear was commendable—leather jackets looked luxurious, puffer coats were sublime, and the tracksuits were just right! Still, there was a rigidity to it that will definitely not do well with the brand’s younger target audience. Though the clothes themselves were top-notch, they didn’t fit the brand at all!
Photo: Courtesy of Just Cavalli