Collette Dinnigan Set To Close Its Doors

In another shocking announcement for Australian fashion, after twenty-four years of groundbreaking and internationally beloved designs, Collette Dinnigan is set to close her doors by the end of the year.

Dinnigan has made the decision to close her business to spend more time with her baby son, and nine year old daughter, despite international success.

The Australian designer cites the the publication of her book as the tipping point for her decision, “I have met and worked with some of the world’s most talented people, as well as realizing my own creativity while driving a financially viable, profitable business,” she said.

The company will close by years end and her retail outlets including Sydney, Melbourne and London will be closing early in the New Year.

While the Collette Dinnigan brand might close, the name will live on in Collette by Collette Dinnigan, the diffusion line which will continue to be sold through David Jones, Neiman Marcus and Net-a-Porter, and Collette Dinnigan Enfant will relaunch next month, as well as her collection for Specsavers.

Dinnigan has been sure to stress that financial difficulties were not the reason for the closure, merely her wish to priorities her family first. While this is the case for Dinnigan, it is bleak news for the industry which has seen Lisa Ho, Kirrily Johnston, Marnie Skillings and Poppy Lissiman among many others close up shop in the last few years. 

Shop Collette Dinnigan while you still can HERE at their online store.


  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Wednesday 30th October, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Time for a fun time with family

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Tuesday 29th October, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I agree that family comes first. Collette Dinnigan is a wonderful designer and I’m glad her diffusion line will live on!

  • Reply yslyenom Tuesday 29th October, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Family comes first.

  • Reply Mkett57 Tuesday 29th October, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I’m so pleased that the name wont disappear. I wish her every happiness.

  • Reply BellaB Tuesday 29th October, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I fully understand her decision – she’s reached the top, so no wonder she’s looking in different directions.

  • Reply vikki18 Tuesday 29th October, 2013 at 11:49 am

    nice <3

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