Peter Dundas Departs Roberto Cavalli


Designer Peter Dundas is leaving Roberto Cavalli after only 19 months at the brand.

The Norwegian designer had previously been the artistic director of Emilio Pucci, which he joined in 2008, but had worked with founder Roberto Cavalli as head designer from 2002 to 2005.

The spring/summer 2017 collection, presented during Milan Fashion Week in September, was the Norwegian designer’s last for the high-end brand.

"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," said CEO Gian Giacomo Ferraris in a statement.  "I want to thank Roberto Cavalli and the Group for this valuable experience and I wish them the best in their future endeavors," said Dundas. "I am especially grateful to the ateliers and the teams who participated in this adventure."

"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," added former Versace CEO Gian Giacomo Ferraris who was named as the new Roberto Cavalli chief executive in July in a bid to relaunch the struggling house.

-Devashree Goenka