Peter Dundas exits Roberto Cavalli
Peter Dundas is leaving his post as creative director at Roberto Cavalli.
The Norwegian designer has been at the helm of the Italian fashion house since March 2015, and presented his last collection for the brand last month (Sep16) as part of Milan Fashion Week.
Cavalli chief executive officer Gian Giacomo Ferraris confirmed Dundas’ departure in a statement on Wednesday morning (12Oct16).
“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,” he said, according to WWD. “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.”
Dundas added that he was grateful for his time at Cavalli, where he had been responsible for the creative direction of the women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, as well as all licences. He was also directly involved in the marketing and communication strategies of the brand.
“I want to thank Roberto Cavalli and the group for this valuable experience and wish them success in their future endeavours,” he said.
Prior to his appointment at the Florence-based company, Dundas had worked as an artistic director at Emilio Pucci and Emanuel Ungaro.
His first collection for Cavalli bowed in Milan in September 2015 for spring 2016 but received mixed reviews as the designer broke with convention by including youth elements and 1980s touches.
In recent collections, Dundas returned to rich and opulent designs with animal prints and ’70s flair.
In addition to Roberto Cavalli, the fashion house also includes Just Cavalli, Cavalli Class, the Roberto Cavalli junior line and a homewear collection, with items stocked in 182 stores globally.