Whilst this may be his official first debut for Roberto Cavalli, Peter Dundas is by no-means a new-comer to the Italian design house. Dundas was the behind-the-scenes designer when Roberto Cavalli relaunched his brand of rock-chick deluxe style between 2002 and 2005. Now, as his career comes full circle, Dundas said backstage "It's a homecoming," reiterating his wish to give the brand a "fresh face" with an "easy, sporty" approach to dressing for Spring/Summer 16.
"Everything is precious, bar the attitude," read the show notes which later went on to say "an homage to the Roberto Cavalli woman – past, present and beyond." With that, Dundas gave the Cavalli woman a piece of the past in the form of what looked to be an eighties revival. From stone-washed separates in vibrant pinks, blues and a creamy orange, to hi-low dresses gathered along the bodice and finished off with a ruffled hem and oversized vests that hinted at eighties power dressing, Dundas injected the collection with what looked to be an attitude from the present day mixed with a collection that heavily referenced the decades past.
Moving on to his notion towards ease and sporty style for the season to come, Dundas delivered his concept with cool layers of long jackets worn over mini dresses and short shorts with fitted leather tops in a tonal palette that beckoned thoughts of a summer sunset in one look that combined pale pink, creamy orange and a bluish-gray.
From fringing in leather and swinging chains to laser-cut tops, ruffled hems, sleeves and skirts, gathering techniques and peek-a-boo cut-away designs, Dundas was sure to make his return back to the house of Roberto Cavalli an unquestionably cool one. Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...