Milan, ITALY — After greater than a 12 months of looking out, Roberto Cavalli has discovered a brand new head designer.
The Italian model identified for its daring animal prints and flamboyant tackle Italian glamour has appointed Fausto Puglisi to take its artistic helm.
The Sicilian designer, who has created appears for superstars like Madonna, Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez, will maintain the title of artistic advisor. He’ll oversee all design capabilities, taking artistic management of the principle Roberto Cavalli line, in addition to diffusion line Simply Cavalli and kidswear line Roberto Cavalli Junior. His first assortment will debut in January 2021.
Puglisi succeeds Paul Surridge, whose extra muted tackle the Cavalli lady did not wow critics and customers. Surridge exited his submit as artistic director final March.
The Florentine Home based by its namesake Roberto Cavalli within the early Nineteen Seventies has suffered a tumultuous few years. It liquidated its US operations and filed for bankruptcy protection in Italy final spring.
The model has additionally had a excessive turnover of artistic expertise since Cavalli himself relinquished his design duties in 2015. Peter Dundas exited the model in 2017 after 19 months within the design position, whereas Surridge stayed for lower than two years.
On the enterprise aspect, CEO Gian Giacomo Ferraris, the style government tapped in 2016 to engineer the model’s turnaround, will exit later this 12 months.