One of Australia’s most identifiable fashion designers, Alannah Hill, bares her soul in her hilarious and heartbreaking memoir Butterfly on a Pin. It traces her journey from troubled beginnings in rural Tasmania to leaving for the bright lights of Melbourne as a teenager, building a fashion empire with her iconic brand, and facing the ultimate test after leaving the label and coping with a cancer scare. She shares the highs and lows of her remarkable life in conversation with ABC’s Michaela Kalowski.
Alannah Hill (Australian)
Alannah Hill is a designer, author and stylist. For seventeen years she was the founder and creative director of the brand Alannah Hill, one of Australia’s most trailblazing and iconic fashion houses. In 2013 Alannah left her eponymous brand and in 2015 launched her new fashion brand, Louise Love. Alannah lives in Melbourne with her sixteen-year-old son and her dog.
Michaela Kalowski (Australian)
Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer and facilitator. She has conducted radio interviews for the ABC on RN's The Music Show and Big Ideas and has presented programs on ABC Local Radio and RN. She's interviewed writers and thinkers from the worlds of arts, science and politics. Highlight interviews include Amos Oz, Tom Keneally, Daniel Mendelsohn, Anthony Horowitz, Charlotte Wood and Laura Marling.