About Collette Dinnigan Dress and Bridal Collection
Born – South Africa, raised in New Zealand.
Graduated from Wellington Polytechnic, New Zealand, fashion design and textiles.
Early career – ABC wardrobe department.
1990 – Collette Dinnigan launches label with Dry clean only lingerie that quickly gathers her reputation. His signature is evident from the beginning of the romantic sexy lingerie and incredibly detailed clothing you will find French fabrics, hand embroidered in India by highly skilled artisans.
1992 – Collette Dinnigan opened her first store in William Street, Paddington, Sydney. He became the ultimate destination for beautiful style dresses lingerie, pieces of delicate lace and amazing prints, quickly create a strong following. In 2011, he moved to Queen Street Woollahra.
1995 – After establishing a successful store in Sydney, a second store was added to Chapel Street, South Yarra, Melbourne, adding to his growing reputation as a must-have label. Collette Dinnigan became the first and only Australian designer to have been invited by the Chambre Syndicale of Ready to Wear Fashion Designers and Fashion Designers to show at the prestigious Paris calendar.
Collette Dinnigan became a member of the Chamber Syndicale Committee.
1997 – As its influence grows Collette Dinnigan was appointed as an advisor to the Office of the wool of South Australia.
1998 – NSW Small Business Development Corporation Appoints President Collette Dinnigan, chosen for his business acumen inspiration, growth and clear-sighted strategy within his own company. Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin leads the / W Collette Dinnigan a show creating a magical moment in fashion.
2000 – Ten years of activity is celebrated with a third signature Collette Dinnigan opening retail store in Chelsea, London. The Victoria & Albert Museum in London pays homage to Collette Dinnigan and showcases his label in their prestigious series of fashion shows live in the movement.
2001 – UK retailer Marks & Spencer superb invites Collette Dinnigan to create a collection of lingerie brand exclusively for their stores. Wild Hearts by Collette Dinnigan launches record impressive results.
2002 – David Jones invites Collette Dinnigan to open concessions in stores.
2004 – Collette Dinnigan Enfant collection was launched, inspired by the birth of his daughter Estelle. Its brand is the quality, originality and sweetness.
2005 – Ten years of showing in Paris is celebrated with an intimate and exclusive lunch at the Hotel de Crillon. Under the Australian Legends series, Australia Post issues a stamp Collette Dinnigan.
2007 – Collette Dinnigan Bridal is officially launched, a formulation of decades to provide beautiful wedding dresses for brides who want something unique.
2008 – As part of their collaborative designer Collette Dinnigan Target Australia invited to design a lingerie collection market price of lower mass, joining the ranks of Stella McCartney and Zac Posen.
2010 – To mark 20 years in business, Collette by Collette Dinnigan has launched a collection of diffusion. David Jones is the main dealer bearing the label in 34 stores and construction of seven flagship stores concept. It is completed by a net porter and 2011 more than 100 retailers worldwide.
2011 – Collette Dinnigan is designing three collections a year, three Collette by Collette Dinnigan collections, two collections of marriage and three collections of lingerie.
2012 – The New South Wales Government is delivering Collette Dinnigan with the 5th Australian Nobel mode. The award recognizes outstanding creative and intellectual achievements in the Australian fashion industry.
The Collette Dinnigan Melbourne store moved from Chapel Street, South Yarra and revived in the fashionable shopping district of High Street, Armadale. In addition, Collette Dinnigan launched an online store that currently ships internationally.
2012 also marked the year that Collette Dinnigan launched its collaboration with the 50th anniversary of The Australian Ballet, the design of a range of Tutu for children who have been sold into the target. Proceeds from the sale were donated to the Children Education Program Australian Ballet.