Peter Copping is stepping down as creative director of Nina Ricci, the brand confirmed today. The designer is rumoured to be heading to New York label Oscar de la Renta, although his next move has not yet been confirmed.
Sparking weeks of rumors, Copping's name was linked to De La Renta before Carven creative director Guillaume Henry was tipped for the Ricci job. Henry subsequently announced he was to leave Carven but only today has there been a job for him to potentially go to. Ricci are set to announce Copping's successor "shortly".
Ralph Toledano, president of the fashion division of Ricci's parent company, Puig, thanked Copping for "his commitment to Nina Ricci and his contribution to the legacy of the house," adding: "His vision has been a major factor in the re-launch of the brand. We wish him all the best for the continuation of his career."
Copping said it has been his "great pleasure to work as creative director of Nina Ricci and to have been part of the history of this venerable fashion house," ending his tenure at the label with the words: "I am very grateful to the Puig family for their kindness during the last five years."