In this much-anticipated book from Collette Dinnigan, the Australian designer and fashion icon provides an intimate insight into her life and work.
For the first time, this intensely private woman opens up about what makes her tick. What inspires her to create clothes worn by the most glamorous women in the world, from film stars to royalty? How has her bohemian childhood shaped her? What has made her so successful? What drives her creativity and her famed attention to detail? How does she unwind? How does she juggle the roles of mother and businesswoman?
Obsessive Creative takes you behind the scenes of the world of high fashion, from the studio where Collette's sublimely beautiful clothes are made, to backstage at the Paris shows, from the red carpet to a beading factory in India. Lavishly illustrated with photographs from top international fashion photographers and from Collette's own family albums, this is an intensely personal account of her life and times.
The name Collette Dinnigan conjures up images of romance, style, luxury and femininity – meet the woman behind the name.
"When I design a collection there is always a story. I imagine the mood, the time, the place, who will be wearing the clothes, who else might be there. Anything might inspire me - fields of flowers, a flock of birds, old mosaics, or even a row of striped deckchairs."
About the Author
Collette Dinnigan is Australia's most internationally recognised designer. Her signature delicate lace pieces, lingerie style dresses and detailed prints are as distinctive today as they were in 1990 when the label first started. Collette is a proud member of the Chambre Syndicale du Pret a Porter des Couturiers et des Createurs de Mode and her designs have featured in every major fashion magazine around the world.
Collette's clothes are worn by an extensive and international list of leading actresses, celebrities and royalty, and her collections are sold in every corner of the world, including a flagship Collette Dinnigan Boutique in Chelsea Green, London and boutiques in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. Most recently, in 2012 Collette Dinnigan launched an online boutique that ships internationally.
Collette Dinnigan currently designs thirteen collections per year. This includes her ready-to-wear range as well as her diffusion line, collette by Collette Dinnigan, Collette Dinnigan Bridal & collette by Collette Dinnigan Lingerie collection.
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Comments about Obsessive Creative:
It's a great book for all those who are interested in fashion. Almost every photo takes your breath away. This is the closest I'll ever get to CD...due to price & sizing & esp now that she is retiring her main brand.
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 23rd October 2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 35.0 x 26.2 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 2.35
Edition Number: 1