Peter Dundas

Peter Dundas

Peter Dundas has left Roberto Cavalli.

The Norwegian fashion designer has announced he has quit the luxury fashion house on Wednesday (12.10.16) after showcasing his final collection for the designer brand during the fashion extravaganza, which took place last month during Milan Fashion Week.

And Peter, who was named the brand's creative director in March last year, has admitted his 19-month long run at the helm of the designer label has been a "valuable experience."

Speaking to WWD about his departure, the creative mastermind said: "I want to thank Roberto Cavalli and the group for this valuable experience and wish them success in their future endeavours.

And Peter - who has previously been part of the creative team for Emilio Pucci, Christian Lacroix and Jean Paul Gaultier - has revealed he is "especially" grateful to the ateliers he worked alongside.

He said: "I am especially grateful to the ateliers and the teams who participated in this adventure."

And the label has admitted they will continue through the "period of transformation" and search for someone to take over from Peter, but will continue to create extravagant fashion ranges for the brand in the meantime.

The chief executive officer of Roberto Cavalli, Gian Giacomo Ferraris - who was announced as the brand's new chief executive earlier this year in replace of Renato Semerari - explained: "On behalf of Roberto Cavalli and our shareholders, we thank Peter Dundas for his contribution to the brand, and we wish him well for his future.

"As Roberto Cavalli goes through a period of transformation, the design team will carry on and the appointment of a new creative director will be made in due course."