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Collette Dinnigan is a true creative spirit who embraces life and art with daring and passion. From an unconditional childhood to the glittering catwalks of Paris, Collette’s journey is a fascinating one, full of surprises. Born in South Africa, she moved to New Zealand with her family in the 1970s, then to Australia where she worked for the ABC in the costume department before her design career began. Her first line was lingerie, which saw great success, and was then followed up by a ready-to-wear collection in 1995.

Famously known for her fashion, Collette Dinnigan was the first Australian to launch a ready-to-wear collection in Paris.

In more recent times, Collette has been busy writing children’s books. Santa Loves Australia takes readers to different places across Australia and introduces indigenous storylines. A great gift to give children and a wonderful read. Another of Collette’s books is Louis and Sippy Save the Sea. The The premise of the story is educational as the characters battle the odds against the horrible weight of pollution and explore the sea world which is so magical and yet so fragile.

Another recent launch is the Collette Dinnigan Ceramica homewares collection, inspired by her time in Southern Italy’s regions of Puglia and Basilicata. The pieces are all handmade and hand-painted and can be purchased from KFive in Melbourne and The South Store in Bowral.

2021 saw Collette put herself out of her comfort zone and join Channel 10’s Celebrity Master Chef, an experience she loved. Collette was a finalist in a thrilling must-watch episode 13.