Peter Dundas: Fashion needs more femininity
Peter Dundas wishes fashion would embrace femininity more.
The Norwegian designer was announced as creative director of Roberto Cavalli in March. One of the first to wear his designs for the brand was Kim Kardashian, who wowed in a sheer crystal and feather gown at this year’s Met Gala. For Peter, it was a pleasure to have the reality star wearing one of his creations.
“Dressing Kim was a great way to start a new chapter for Cavalli,” he told Vogue.com. “I think Kim represents a certain aspect of the Cavalli woman in her sensuality and also the unapologetic celebration of her body. Femininity is such a strong means of expression. I wish fashion embraced it more. I love the idea of desire.”
Peter is determined to set the label apart from its peers now he is at the helm. He will start his mission with his spring/summer 2016 runway show.
“Cavalli is synonymous with freedom for me. I want the brand to have an independence in fashion, both in what it is and who represents it,” he explained. “I don’t want the Cavalli girl to be just one kind of woman.”
So while Kim, 34, won’t be his only muse, Peter is more than happy to dress her for an event again in the future. As well as admiring the star’s curves, the designer approves of her attitude towards her fame too.
“I always enjoy meeting up with Kim. She is a funny, easy-going chick who likes to have a laugh and doesn’t take things too seriously,” he said. “Her life is often like a story you couldn’t write, but she manages to handle it with ease and with a wink.”