Peter Dundas has been tapped to be the new creative director at Roberto Cavalli. The former creative director at Emilio Pucci is returning to the house where he worked from 2002 to 2005 under Roberto Cavalli and his wife Eva Cavalli as their chief designer. Prior to being the creative director at Pucci for the past seven years and his previous work at Roberto Cavalli, the Norwegian-born Dundas held roles at Christian Lacroix and Jean Paul Gaultier. He began his career in Paris designing costumes for the Comedie Française.
“This is a homecoming for me,” said Dundas in a press statement. “It is an honor for me to continue to evolve the wonderful world of Roberto Cavalli and I am very excited by the possibilities and potential of this unique brand. I cannot wait to get started.” In his new role as creative director at Roberto Cavalli, Dundas will be responsible for the creative direction of both men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, as well as accessories and all of the brand’s licenses. He will also be involved in marketing and communications. “The choice of Peter Dundas was made with the desire to evolve a style that combines glamour, tradition and innovation, recognized worldwide as the signature of Cavalli since the birth of the house,” said the Cavallis. Dundas’s new role is effective immediately, and his first collection, for Spring 2016, will show this September.