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Peter Dundas

Peter Dundas leaves Roberto Cavalli

After 18 months the designer bids farewell to the Italian brand

Peter Dundas has quit Roberto Cavalli after just 18 months as creative director.

While the reason for his departure has not been specified, the brand’s CEO said in a statement, “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. 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.”

As for Dundas, he said, “I want to thank Roberto Cavalli and the group for this valuable experience and wish them success in their future endeavors.”

The Norwegian designer was appointed creative director in March 2015 and designed six collections and staged four runway shows (the last of which was a few weeks ago) for the brand – all infused with his trademark 70s bohemianism. Formerly at Emilio Pucci, Dundas had actually worked at Cavalli before (from 2002-2005), under Mr Cavalli himself.

The news comes just a week after former buyer and street style star Justin O’Shea left his job as creative director of Brioni after an even shorter stint: just six months. Is there something in the Milanese water?