peter copping has stepped down as creative director of oscar de la renta

After less than two years with the house the British designer says personal circumstances require him to return to Europe.

by Kasumi Borczyk
21 July 2016, 1:27pm

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2016 has been a crazy year for couture. Following a string of high-profile designers parting ways with their fashion houses, Peter Copping has announced he will be leaving Oscar De le Renta after less than two years as creative director.

Copping said in a statement that "After almost two years at Oscar de le Renta, personal circumstances require me to return to Europe." He adds, "I have loved my time in New York where I hope to return at some point in the future."

Before stepping in as creative director, the British designer was artistic director of Nina Ricci and had Louis Vuitton and Sonia Rykiel on his impressive resume. He'd previously said of his relationship with Oscar de le Renta himself, "We shared a lot of common territory. The sort of women we appreciate, and going beyond that, gardens, homes, all of that sort of thing: we speak the same language."

Of course, the fashion world is abuzz with rumors of who will replace Copping. Most bets are on Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia who were previously part of Oscar's design team. The label's chief executive officer Alex Bolen has released a statement saying that "Our team will continue to work on next season's collection with a keen focus on the level of sophistication and craftsmanship that are the hallmarks of the house. We wish Peter well in his future endeavours."



Text Kasumi Borczyk
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