It's official - Roberto Cavalli is handing the glamour baton over to his former protegee Peter Dundas, who has left Emilio Pucci to return to Cavalli in the hot seat. Read on to find out why it's the perfect fashion match...
So all the wicked whispers at AW15 fashion week were true. Designer Roberto Cavalli, the man whose name basically means ‘glamour’ in Italian, is handing the creative reigns of his label over to Peter Dundas – up until (very) recently the creative director at Emilio Pucci.
And it truly is a match made in fashion heaven. Dundas honed his craft working for Cavalli from 2002 to 2005, before progressing to Pucci, where he’s spent the last 7 years reinventing the brand. By combining exquisite craftsmanship with pure sex appeal, he’s given it a new identity as the go-to for glamorous party girls the world over. And now he’s returning to the label where he learnt it all. “This is a homecoming for me,” Dundas said today. “It is an honour for me to continue to evolve the wonderful world of Roberto Cavalli. I cannot wait to get started.”
Roberto and his wife Eva gave us an insight into why he got the job: “The choice of Peter Dundas was made with the desire to evolve a style that combines glamour, tradition and innovation.”
Roberto gave what would turn out to be his last finale bow as creative director on the catwalk at the recent Milan shows with wife Eva:
Dundas’ debut collection for Cavalli won’t hit the Milan runways until this September at the SS16 shows. However, fashion nerds that we are, we’ve combed the AW15 collections of both labels to bring you evidence of just why Dundas’ appointment is such a great fit. Here are three things Peter and Roberto have in common…
1. A love of fluffy jackets
(Roberto Cavalli is on the left, Emilio Pucci is on the right)
2. A knack for bold, gothic maxis
3. A flair for dramatic gothic fringing