Collette Dinnigan Time Line

Events

Born in South Africa

1965

Moved to New Zealand

1973

Studied at Wellington Polytechnic

1980

Graduated from Wellington Polytechnic, and moved to Sydney

1985

Opened own range

1990

Opened first store in Paddington and sold to department stores

1992

Became a member of the Chambre Syndical Committee

1995

Opened her second store at South Yarra, Melbourne

1995

Became the first Australian to launch a ready-to-wear collection in Paris

1995

Awarded the ‘Louis Vuitton Business Award

1997

Became an advisor to the South Australian Wool Board

1997

Appointed as Chairperson of the NSW Small Business Development Cooperation

1998

Included in the ‘Australia Businesswomen’s Hall Of Fame’

1998

Opened her third store in London

2000

Collette launched a collection with super-retailer ‘Marks & Spencer’ by the name of ‘Wild Hearts Collection’

2002

Launched ‘Collette Dinnigan Enfant’ Collection

2004

Gave birth to daughter Estella Wilkins

2004

Launched ‘Collette Dinnigan Bridal’ Collection

2007

Launched diffusion collection called ‘Collette’

2010

Married to Bradley Cocks

2011

Gave birth to son Hunter Dinnigan

2012

Launched a range of Tutus to be sold at ‘Target’ stores

2012

2013 Retired from Paris Fashion Week

2013

Became first Australian designer to show in Singapore’s ‘Audi Fashion Festival’

2013

Featured on ABC's Australian Stories

2015