Peter Dundas confirmed as new creative director of Roberto Cavalli

Dundas is moving from Emilio Pucci to Roberto Cavalli.

Emma Akbareian
Thursday 19 March 2015 15:33 GMT
Peter Dundas says goodbye at his last Pucci show during Milan Fashion Week
Peter Dundas says goodbye at his last Pucci show during Milan Fashion Week (Getty Images)

Peter Dundas is the new creative director of Roberto Cavalli, it has been confirmed today.

Rumours have been circulating for months that February's autumn/winter Emilio Pucci collection would be Dundas' last for the label, news which has today been confirmed.

Dundas, who has held the role of creative director at Emilio Pucci since 2009 when he took over from Matthew Williamson, will now make the move to Roberto Cavalli.

WWD has reported that Dundas will take up his new role immediately and his first collection for the house will be spring/summer 2016 which will be shown in Milan in September.

"The choice of Peter Dundas was made with the desire to evolve a style that combines glamour, tradition and innovation, recognised worldwide as the signature of Cavalli since the birth of the house." Roberto and Eva Cavalli commented on the news.

The appointment at Roberto Cavalli is not Dundas' first experience with the house; he previously worked at the label between 2002 and 2005 before a brief stint at Ungaro.

"This is a homecoming for me. It is an honour for me to continue to evolve the wonderful world of Roberto Cavalli and I am very excited by the possibilities and potential of this unique brand. I cannot wait to get started." Dundas said.

A successor for Dundas at Emilio Pucci is yet to be announced but Marco Zanini, previously of Schiaparelli is a firm favourite for the job.

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