As fashion designers go Collette Dinnigan definitely represents the success that can be achieved from extremely hard work and determination.
“Even in the first six months I never really saw it as a cottage industry. I thought it was a proper business but it wasn’t. I would think, ‘Why aren’t I in all those stores? Why is that designer there?’ I thought I knew it all, I thought I was better than anyone. But I was so passionate and adamant about it and that carried me through.