Peter Dundas

There has been speculation for some time, but we can now officially reveal that Peter Dundas is the new creative director at Roberto Cavalli

According to close sources, bespectacled Norwegian designer Peter Dundas has been appointed as the new creative director for famous Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli, “effective immediately”.

Rumours have been circulating about the appointment since February when the designer presented his final collection for Emilio Pucci, where he has served as creative director since 2009 after taking over from Matthew Williamson. It is reported that he will present his first collection (spring/summer 2016)  for the house at Milan Fashion Week in September 2015.

Renowned for his love of prints Dundas is an obvious choice to work at Roberto Cavalli, especially as he has previous experience with the brand having worked at the label between 2002 and 2005 before a brief stint at Ungaro.

Dundas, who studied at the prestigious Parsons, has previously worked at Jean Paul Gaultier where he remained for eight years working as a design assistant. He is said to have developed his love for colours and pattern after working for Christian Lacroix – he moved there in 2000 before a three-year stint at Roberto Cavalli.

A favourite amongst the fashion community and runway models alike, we are all waiting with baited breathe to see what he will bring to the iconic Italian label. Claiming his biggest muses are the rock stars’ girlfriends such as Anita Pallenberg and Marianne Faithfull, we are excited to see what new edge he will bring to the popular animal prints of Cavalli.

A successor for Peter Dundas at Emilio Pucci is yet to be announced but Marco Zanini, previously of Schiaparelli is a firm favourite for the job.

Watch this space ladies and gents, the fashion world is about to experience a mini shake up and we can’t wait to see the results…