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Exquisite bohemian and romantic womenswear from South African-born, Australian-based designer, Collette Dinnigan
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South-African born Collette Dinnigan moved with her family to New Zealand at a young age, where she would go on to study Fashion Design and Textiles at Wellington Polytechnic. Following graduation, she moved to Australia and began her career in fashion, working for the Costume Department of the Australian Broadcasting Commission in Sydney.
In 1990, Collette decided the time was right for her to go it alone, launching her namesake womenswear fashion label, Collette Dinnigan with a luxurious range of lingerie. The range was immediately well received and soon expanded to include a women’s ready-to-wear line that gradually expanded to include a children’s wear line, lingerie range, bridal line and a lower price diffusion line, ‘Collette by Collette Dinnigan‘.
Known for the sexy romantic collections, the Collette Dinnigan brand has been a regular editorial feature in the fashion press, including Grazia, Marie Claire, Australian Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Russh and Madison. As of 2012 the Collette Dinnigan brand designs three main collections per year – three Collette by Collette Dinnigan lines; two bridal collections and three lingerie collections. The collections are available in some of the worlds finest boutiques, a full list of which can be found on the official Collette Dinnigan website.
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Best known for her flirty, feminine collections, all Collette Dinnigan garments are carefully handmade in Sydney to be shipped to an ever-eager clientèle throughout the globe. Her inspirations, which include film, music, photography, history, vintage ceramics, jewellery and fabrics, are evident in her romantic and bohemian collections that are timelessly elegant, feminine, delicate and finely tailored.
Trademark Collette Dinnigan themes include tulle, chiffon and lace, combining in dresses and gowns that are made to accentuate the female form, providing a sense of confidence, sensuality and individuality. It is the brand’s signature aesthetic that had attracted a number of celebrity fans, including Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Charlize Theron, Anna Freil, Jade Jagger, Megan Gale, Elle Macpherson and Cate Blanchett.