Q&A with Collette Dinnigan

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Season after season Collette Dinnigan has kept us hooked with her signature lace and immaculate embroidery. Lucy and Victoria grabbed five minutes with the Australian designer at a recent buying appointment for a brief heads up on the super pretty, jet-set world of Collette.

Where and when are you most productive?

In the design room with my team.

What do you like most about what you do?

That no day is the same. I love that about my job.

Who or what inspires you?

Women inspire me. Unpretentious women who work tirelessly for others without any expectation of recognition. In turn, these women remind me how important it is to help others and our environment.

What project, collection or collaboration are you most proud of?

The realisation of my book is something I am incredibly proud of. It is set to be released in October of this year, and has been years in the making.

What has been the most important lesson learned?

To learn to trust my instinct.

What would you like to do in the future?

More interior design.

What is the Collette Dinnigan team's guilty pleasure?

Chocolate and heels.

Lastly, you've a day to spend at leisure in your favourite city. Where would you be and what would you do?

Sitting in Paris, enjoying a leisurely lunch, watching people pass by, followed by an afternoon of shopping.