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These past weeks have seen more than one fashion house announce new creative direction. It would be hard not to have noticed Maison Martin Margiela's announcement and the much-anticipated and discussed return of John Galliano. More recently, at Nina Ricci, with Guillaume Henry appointed as creative director, the departure of Peter Copping had left the fashion industry in the dark as to where the designer was headed.
Oscar de la Renta confirmed yesterday that the Oxford-born designer Peter Copping will be joining him as creative director at the house, as the rumours had suggested. After five years at the helm of Nina Ricci, the designer will join the iconic New York-based company, and will report directly to de la Renta himself. This marks the first recruitment of a designer at the house, as de la Renta had designed all the collections himself until today.

The Dominican-born designer trained under the likes of Balenciaga and Lanvin, before founding his own house in 1965. De la Renta is still the chairman of the brand, but handed over the executive role to his son-in-law, Alex Bolen, in 2004. Ten years on, it’s time for another injection of new creative energy, and this new appointment will undoubtedly assure longevity to the house. Peter Copping’s first collection will be the Autumn/Winter 2015 show, which will be presented during New York Fashion Week next February. We're eager to see what this latest recruitment brings to the runway.
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