Peter Morrissey

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Peter Morrissey gets a kiss (2013)

Peter Morrissey is an Australian fashion designer. He grew up in the Sutherland Shire with his twin sister, Elizabeth, and four brothers and he attended school at Our Lady of Fatima in Caringbah[1] and De La Salle College (Cronulla, NSW).[2] Peter Morrissey was born in 1968


Morrissey has been active in the Australian fashion industry since the 1980s. Until 1996, Morrissey worked with fellow designer Leona Edmiston[citation needed]. After their split, Morrissey formed his eponymous fashion label and enjoyed renewed success. Peter reacquired the MORRISSEY label in 2011 and maintains collections in the categories of home wares, Eyewear, Corporate Gifts,Leather Goods and Luggage. See MORRISSEY.

Early in 2013 Peter Morrissey launched the Home by Peter Morrissey home wares range available exclusively in Big W department stores throughout Australia. This follows the success of the Peter Morrissey apparel range in Big W.

GQ Australia named Peter Morrissey 'Man of the Year – Designer' in 2002, while FHM Australia bestowed the same title in 2003 and 2004. Cleo Australia named Peter Morrissey Cleo Maybelline Designer of the Year in 2004.[3]

Qantas engaged Peter Morrissey to design its uniforms in 2003,[4] and also to act as a mentor for their Spirit of Youth Awards. This mentoring relationship ceased in 2009.[5]

In 2009, Morrissey introduced a new budget fashion range for Big W.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Morrissey was treated for a cerebral aneurysm in June 2009.[7] He is a judge on Project Runway Australia.

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