Peter Dun­das leaves Italy’s Roberto Cavalli

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Roberto Cavalli’s cre­ative direc­tor Peter Dun­das has stepped down af­ter just three sea­sons in the job, the Ital­ian fash­ion house said yes­ter­day. The Spring/Sum­mer 2017 col­lec­tion, pre­sented dur­ing Mi­lan Fash­ion Week in Septem­ber, was the last the Nor­we­gian de­signer will do for the high-end brand, the com­pany said in a state­ment. His re­place­ment has not yet been named. “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,” said chief ex­ec­u­tive Gian Gi­a­como Fer­raris.

“We thank Peter Dun­das for his con­tri­bu­tion to the brand, and we wish him well for his fu­ture.” Dun­das was ap­pointed to the Florence-based com­pany in March 2015 and seen as a good fit for his love of rock-sexy de­signs and pen­chant for an­i­mal prints. He was quoted as thank­ing the fash­ion house for the “valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence” and “ad­ven­ture”. Be­fore join­ing Cavalli, Dun­das had spent seven years as artis­tic direc­tor of Pucci, a sub­sidiary of LVMH. He had also worked with Roberto Cavalli as head de­signer be­tween 2002 and 2005.

Dun­das’ de­par­ture is the lat­est in a se­ries of ma­jor changes for the brand. In April last year it was taken over by Ital­ian pri­vate eq­uity group Clessidra Cap­i­tal Part­ners, and for­mer Ver­sace head Gian Gi­a­como Fer­raris was named new CEO in July in a bid to re­launch the strug­gling house. — AFP

In this file photo, Roberto Cavalli fash­ion house cre­ative direc­tor Peter Dun­das ac­knowl­edges the ap­plause of the au­di­ence af­ter pre­sent­ing the Roberto Cavalli men’s Fall-Win­ter 2016-2017 col­lec­tion, in Mi­lan, Italy.

Roberto Cavalli fash­ion house cre­ative direc­tor Peter Dun­das ac­knowl­edges the ap­plause of the au­di­ence af­ter pre­sent­ing the Roberto Cavalli women’s Spring-Sum­mer 2017 col­lec­tion, in Mi­lan, Italy. — AP pho­tos

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