Peter Dundas leaves Italy’s Roberto Cavalli
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