Oscar de la Renta Names Peter Copping as the Brand's First-Ever Creative Director

Peter Copping
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Peter Copping is in at Oscar de la Renta! The designer, who most recently served as the artistic director at Nina Ricci, has just been appointed as the label's first-ever creative director, where he will oversee the design direction of all lines, including ready-to-wear, home, and more. The British-born designer—who is credited for his romantic, ladylike aesthetic that comes with a twist of edginess—will fit right in at the fashion house.

"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," de la Renta said in a statement. "Our industry has not always done the best job when it comes to changes in design leadership. My hope is that, in leading this selection, and actively participating in the transition, I can ensure the right design future for our company and brand."

A longtime fixture in the fashion industry, Copping graduated from the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins in London and has held several prestigious positions—in addition to his time with Ricci, he previously worked at Louis Vuitton, Sonia Rykiel, and Christian Lacroix.

Copping will begin his new role in November, where he will work closely alongside de la Renta himself. The designer's first collection for the brand will be shown next February for the fall 2015 season. We can't wait!

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