• Text  Dean Mayo Davies
  • Photography  Piotr Niepsuj
  • 25th June 2013

Playing with contrasts

It must be great fun to work in Paul Surridge’s studio given how loud the soundtrack, Green Velvet’s thumping Bigger Than Prince, was uncomfortably loud for this small room.

He’s something of a rebel – self-confessed – when it comes to putting a collection together too, contrasting opposites and revisiting eventwear with
“a younger,forward-thinking vibe and sartorial irreverence.”

What does that mean? That you can find things to wear to the office here that aren’t standard suits and go out after work in them straight after. Probably best not to fiddle with the stereo though, or there’ll be no biscuits in the boardroom for elevenses.