NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2014 / PRNewswire — Oscar de la Renta, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Copping as Creative Director, a new position for the company.
In his new role, Mr. Copping will set the design direction across all product categories reporting to Oscar de la Renta and Alex Bolen, the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Copping will start work on November 3rd, 2014 and will present his first collection in February 2015, working closely with Mr. Oscar de la Renta.
Peter Copping comes to Oscar de la Renta from Nina Ricci, where he was Artistic Director for five years. Prior to Nina Ricci, Peter spent twelve years at Louis Vuitton as Studio Director under Marc Jacobs. Before that he worked at Sonia Rykiel and Christian Lacroix. Peter is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins in London.
Oscar de la Renta said, “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. 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 insure the right design future for our company and brand.”
“It is an immense pleasure for me to join Oscar de la Renta as Creative Director in November,” said Peter Copping. “After a career of 20 years in Paris, this is an important next step for me. Oscar de la Renta has defined American elegance for generations of women, and the opportunity to work with him and help ensure the future of the brand is very exciting.”
Said Alex Bolen, Chief Executive Officer of Oscar de la Renta, LLC, “We have spent a considerable time determining how best to bring a new and important creative voice into our company and have followed closely Peter’s work over the last few years. Peter will bring a fresh perspective to our brand, continuing the evolution of our business. While Peter and Oscar share much in terms of aesthetics, they also work in the same way. Many of our vendor partners – the fabric mills, the embroiderers, the knit factories – already know Peter well. Further, Peter’s vast experience in shoes, handbags, and jewelry will be brought to bear immediately as continued growth of those categories is central to our expansion plans.”
Oscar de la Renta is one of the world’s leading luxury goods firms. The New York based company was established in 1965, and currently produces a full line of women’s shoes, handbags, jewelry, eyewear, bridal, childrenswear, home decor and fragrance, in addition to its signature women’s ready-to-wear collection. For more information, please visit www.oscardelarenta.com.