Ending months of speculation, which heated up on the heels of what was rumored to be his final show at Pucci, Peter Dundas has been appointed creative director of Roberto Cavalli, effective immediately. According to WWD, Dundas will debut his first collection for Cavalli in Milan during the Spring/Summer 2016 shows in September. The Norwegian designer, who moved to the U.S. with his family when he was 14 years old and went on to study at Parsons in New York, has been artistic director of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned Emilio Pucci since 2008, succeeding Matthew Williamson.
For those who don't know, this will not be Dundas' first tenure at Cavalli. In 2002, Dundas moved from Paris, where he had been working at Jean Paul Gaultier and then Christian Lacroix, to Florence to become the chief designer at Roberto Cavalli, where he stayed until 2005. A successor for Dundas at Pucci has since been named. Massimo Giorgetti, who founded Milan-based fashion label, MSGM, in 2009 in partnership with the Paoloni group, was appointed Creative Director of Emilio Pucci. Giorgetti will assume his new position at Pucci next month, splitting his time between his existing role at MSGM in Milan and Pucci’s headquarters in Florence. His first womenswear collection for the house will debut for spring 2016.