Collette Dinnigan's Designs

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Collette Dinnigan’s designs possess an elegant, soft and ethereal sensation reflecting her individual style and ultimately resulting in her worldwide success. Her are designs for all ages from infant through to bridal wear and established her self-titled label, Collette Dinnigan in 1990. She is well known for her lingerie and bridal wear which has featured in Vogue magazine. Dinnigan’s garments are carefully hand-made in Sydney, Australia; according to Dinnigan “The product itself is not necessarily about a new shape each season; it’s much more about the detail to me. It’s all about the intricacy of the work, the quality of the workmanship. Every piece, beaded or lace is hand cut one by one.” Dinnigan’s clothing is characterised by the delicate, feminine and finely tailored designs which are draped with her signature luxurious fabrics of lace, tulle, chiffon and satin and exquisitely embellished with embroidery and beads. Her products are intended to be indicative of the female form, rather than exposing; hence achieving the sense of individuality, sensuality and most importantly confidence. Although Collette Dinnigan’s style varies slightly from season to season the same philosophy “to produce beautiful pieces that are affordable, wearable, versatile and child friendly” remains constant as does her “passionate feeling for what women want” 2. This is especially evident in her Autumn/Winter 2008 collection ‘Midnight in Moscow’ where Dinnigan implements a more ominous theme making it luxury self-indulgence. The collection is dark with an armoured feel combined with silver hues and dark shades in gladiator-style dresses, girly pleated gowns and military-style jackets. The darkness of these designs contrast heavily with her tr... ... middle of paper ... ...heage.com.au/articles/2004/10/14/1097607359987.html?... Dinngan, C. (n.d.). Collette Dinnigan. Retrieved October 26, 2011, from Collette Dinnigan: http://www.collettedinnigan.com.au/ Dinnigan, C. (2005, April 24). Collette Dinnigan. (M. Attard, Interviewer) Retrieved October 26, 2011, from http://www.abc.net.au/sundayprofile/stories/s1350407.htm Dinnigan, C. (2008, March 3). Talking Heads - Collette Dinnigan. (P. Thompson, Interviewer) Retrieved on October, 25, 2011, from http://www.abc.net.au/tv/talkingheads/txt/s2178583.htm Magazine, V. (2002, Autumn). Collette Dinnigan. Retrieved October 26, 2011, from Only Melbourne: http://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/melbourne_details.php?ad=987 Mirbach, I. (n.d.). Collette Dinnigan - Fashion Designer. Retrieved October 26, 2011, from Fashion Model Directory: http://www.fashionmodeldirectory.com/designers/collette-dinnigan/
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