Peter Dundas Has Left Roberto Cavalli

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by Katie Rosseinsky |
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Roberto Cavalli’s creative director Peter Dundas has departed the brand, it was announced today, after showing his final S/S’17 collection at Milan Fashion Week in September.

‘I want to thank Roberto Cavalli and the Group for this valuable experience and I wish them the best in their future endeavours,’ Dundas said. ‘I am especially grateful to the ateliers and the teams who participated in this adventure.’ The Norwegian designer was appointed as creative director in March 2015.

‘On behalf of Roberto Cavalli and our shareholders, we thank Peter Dundas for his contribution to the brand, and we wish him well for his future,’ said group CEO Gian Giacomo Ferraris. ‘As Roberto Cavalli goes through a period of transformation, the design team will carry on and the appointment of a new creative director will be made in due course.’

Before taking on the position of creative director at Cavalli last year, Dundas was the artistic director of Emilio Pucci since 2008, having replaced Matthew Williamson. He described his re-appointment to the brand as a ‘homecoming’, having previously worked alongside Cavalli as head designer from 2002 to 2005. ‘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,’ he said at the time.

He has previously designed and consulted for brands including Emanuel Ungaro, Dolce & Gabbana and Revillon.

Dundas’s departure is the latest in an on-going industry shake-up, which has seen departures and new appointments at major fashion houses like Dior, YSL, Lanvin and Calvin Klein.

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