Peter Dundas has been appointed creative director of Roberto Cavalli, with the move reportedly effective immediately. The Norwegian has been creative director at Emilio Pucci for seven years and rumours have swirled in recent months that he'd be leaving the brand for Roberto Cavalli. Finally, those rumours have been confirmed. WWD reports that his first collection will be shown in Milan this September.
"This is a homecoming for me. It is an honor 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", said Dundas.
Roberto and Eva Cavalli said in a statement: “The choice of Peter Dundas was made with the desire to evolve a style that combines glamour, tradition and innovation, recognized worldwide as the signature of Cavalli since the birth of the house."
Dundas has experience of working at Roberto Cavalli, holding a position there between 2002 and 2005. Known for his glamorous, opulent designs, it'll be fascinating to see what the designer brings to the first collection this autumn. Revisit our Q&A with Dundas here.