Collette Dinnigan is an Australian based fashion designer.
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She was chosen the 1998 Designer of the Year in Australia and won the 1997 Louis Vuitton Business Award.
Collette Dinnigan was born in South Africa on the 24th September 1965 and her family moved to New Zealand when she was young. She graduated from a fashion design course at Wellington Polytechnic and moved to Sydney, Australia, where she worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s costume department.
In 1992, Dinnigan opened her first store in Australia, and exported her fashions to Barneys New York, Harvey Nichols in London, and Hong Kong. In 1995, Dinnigan was the first Australian to launch a ready-to-wear collection in Paris. Her range is now stocked in her stores in Sydney, Melbourne and London, and in David Jones department stores. Similar to Stella McCartney and Zac Posen, Dinnigan released a discount line for Target; a lingerie range titled “Wild Hearts” in April 2008.