Oscar de la Renta Confirms Peter Copping as Inaugural Creative Director
Oscar de la Renta will have his first-ever creative director starting November 3rd. The house has finally confirmed Peter Copping‘s role which will extend over all product categories, including ready-to-wear, bridal, accessories and home goods. His New York Fashion Week debut for the label will be this coming February. In this role, he will report to both de la Renta and the brand’s CEO, Alex Bolen.
Peter Copping left Nina Ricci earlier this month, following five years as artistic director at the label and last week, Carven’s Guillaume Henry was confirmed to succeed him. Prior to Nina Ricci, Copping spent 12 years as the studio director at Louis Vuitton under Marc Jacob‘s helm, in addition to prior positions at Sonia Rykiel and Christian Lacroix. The company stressed that de la Renta will maintain an active role in his business. “I’m very happy Peter has agreed to join us. He is a great talent and along with our shared design sensibilities, we both have a deep curiosity about the wider world, from music and art to architecture and gardens,” said de la Renta.
Luxottica to Lose Second Chief Executive in 2 Months
Enrico Cavatorta is set to resign as chief executive of Luxottica, the maker of Ray-Ban and Oakley glasses, after just 40 days in the job, deepening the management turmoil at the helm of the world’s largest eyewear company in terms of sales. Late on Sunday, Luxottica announced that Mr Cavatorta had expressed his intention to resign amid reports of rising friction with Leonardo Del Vecchio, the 79-year-old founder and chairman of the company. Mr Cavatorta’s departure deals a significant blow to Mr Del Vecchio’s attempts to set a new course for Luxottica after Andrea Guerra, chief executive for a decade, left the company little more than a month ago.
Raf Simons to Show Dior’s Pre-Fall Collection in Tokyo
Raf Simons is heading to Tokyo to show Dior’s pre-fall collection on Dec. 11th. Dior is on the move in the island nation and later this month plans to unveil a new-look boutique in Tokyo’s Omotesando district plus an exhibition and photo book by Patrick Demarchelier.
– Carol Calacci
Sources: Fashion Week Daily, Financial Times, WWD
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