Peter Dundas Is On Top at Roberto Cavalli

It’s official! After months of heavy speculation the resolution is upon us. The Norwegian-born designer Peter Dundas will be the new creative director of Roberto Cavalli, the company announced. Having worked as the creative director at Emilio Pucci since 2008, Dundas will present his debut collection at the house in September, and will be responsible for both women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, the accessories collections and all of Cavalli’s licenses in his new role as creative director. According to a company statement, these roles would “enable a repositioning of the house established by Roberto Cavalli in the early 1970s.”

Of course, those in the know, knew what was about to happen -even Pucci’s show invitations hinted at Dundas’ departure, expressing “gratitude” for his service to the brand. With his flair for swirling prints and color that ooze glamour and sex appeal, Dundas is the perfect choice for Roberto Cavalli. “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,” Roberto and Eva Cavalli said in a statement.

Dundas also happens to have worked as chief designer at the house from 2002 to 2005 so this is the second coming of an ultra sexy force. Mr. Cavalli himself, along with his wife and collaborator, Eva, had been in charge of creative direction. The company said that their role will now be to “oversee that the brand roots and original style — that has made this company so successful — will be respected” and to “help the transition toward the future.” As for Pucci, the Italian designer Massimo Giorgetti of the young label MSGM, will be the successor to Peter Dundas. This is fashion business as usual. Not.

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