Collette Dinnigan AO

Collette Dinnigan has carved out an illustrious path in the fashion and design industries, known for her groundbreaking contributions and distinctive style. Launching her label in Sydney, Collette quickly rose to prominence, setting a precedent for Australian designers by being the first to present a collection at Paris Fashion Week. This milestone not only showcased her innovative designs on one of the world’s most prestigious fashion stages but also marked a significant moment for Australian fashion, introducing it to a global audience. Her label has since become a hallmark of elegance and creativity, with her collections celebrated for their detailed craftsmanship, luxurious materials, and the harmonious blend of practicality with femininity.

Her designs have graced international runways and been featured in prestigious department stores and boutiques around the world, earning Collette a celebrated status among fashion’s elite. Her bridal and ready-to-wear collections, in particular, have captivated audiences with their intricate lacework, luxurious fabrics, and impeccable craftsmanship, setting her apart in a competitive industry.

Beyond the catwalk, Dinnigan has extended her creative touch to interior design and lifestyle products, including homewares, napery, wallpaper, and packaging, each bearing her distinctive mark of elegance and quality. Her successful ventures into designing for luxury hotels and residential projects, such as the Bannisters Resort and the Golf House apartments, have showcased her ability to translate her aesthetic vision into diverse spaces, further solidifying her role as a multifaceted designer.

Throughout her career, Collette has received numerous awards and recognitions, reflecting her contribution to the fashion industry and her role as a trailblazer for Australian design on the international scene. Her dedication to craftsmanship, beauty, and design innovation has not only won her acclaim but also inspired generations of designers.

Joining the Australian Museum of Design as a member of the Executive Committee, Collette Dinnigan brings her wealth of experience, unparalleled creative vision, and commitment to excellence. We are deeply honoured to have Collette Dinnigan on board, where her business acumen and mentorship have already shaped the future direction of AMoD.

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