Peter Dundas named creative director at Roberto Cavalli

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Peter Dundas has been named the new creative director of Roberto Cavalli, WWD has reported. The Norwegian designer will be taking on the role immediately, leaving Pucci where he has been creative director since 2009 after taking over from Matthew Williamson.

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Peter Dundas is the new creative director at Roberto Cavalli

The news of the designer's move won't come as a surprise to his fans, having been a heavy favourite to take on the role. Peter, who has worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Poppy Delevingne and Rita Ora, shares a close relationship with the Italian fashion house, where he began his design career working for the label between 2002 to 2005.

"This is a homecoming for me," he told Vogue. "It is an honour 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."

"The choice of Peter Dundas was made with the desire to evolve a style that combines glamour, tradition and innovation, recognised worldwide as the signature of Cavalli since the birth of the house," Roberto and Eva Cavalli added.

It's been a hectic few weeks for Peter, who unveiled his autumn/winter 2015 designs for Pucci during Milan Fashion Week in February. The designer also invited his entire team to step on the catwalk with him to take a bow after the show, prompting speculation that he was set to leave the fashion house.

The catwalk presentation marked his final collection for the iconic brand. Peter will unveil his highly-anticipated first creations for Cavalli during Milan Fashion Week in September, for the brand's spring/summer 2016 collection.