Peter Dundas named new creative director for Roberto Cavalli
Dundas returns to the Italian fashion house for a second stint
[Updated 24 March 2015] MSGM designer Massimo Giorgetti has been named Peter Dundas' successor at Emilio Pucci. Massimo continues to helm MSGM and will debut his first collection for Emilio Pucci in September at Milan Fashion Week.
Fresh off the Milan runways, where he presented his final collection for Emilio Pucci, Peter Dundas has just been appointed as the new creative director for Roberto Cavalli. He begins his new role with immediate effect and will present his first collection at Milan Fashion Week in September.
This marks the second time that Peter will work for the Italian label, having served as chief designer there from 2002 to 2005. He then moved to Emanuel Ungaro as their creative director and finally to Pucci.
"The choice of Peter Dundas was made with the desire to evolve a style that combines glamour, tradition and innovation, recognised worldwide as the signature of Cavalli since the birth of the house," said Roberto and Eva Cavalli in a statement.
Peter's appointment comes at a crucial time, following what some have regarded to be a rocky year for the brand. In December last year, there were even reports that Roberto Cavalli was in talks to sell a majority stake of his company.
For now though, Peter will oversee the label's ready-to-wear, men's and accessories collections, and will be involved in the brand's licensing, marketing and communication strategies.
For all the colour, print and texture that Peter has come to be known for (he couldn't have left Pucci with such a vibrant flourish otherwise), his return to Roberto Cavalli seems a perfect fit for a label that's also known for its rich, extravagant fashion. We can't wait to see what he has in store, come September!