Daniel Lightfoot’s death has sent shockwaves throughout the fashion industry. The Brisbane fashion legend is no more.
Daniel Lightfoot was a famed fashion designer from Brisbane, Australia. Tributes are flowing for the famed Brisbane fashion designer, who passed away on Christmas Day.
Daniel was the managing director and design director of the Daniel Lightfoot Studio.
As the sole designer, he was also behind the design of each item of clothing that left the studio.
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Daniel Lightfoot Death: How Did Brisbane Fashion Legend Die?
Daniel Lightfoot breathed his last on Christmas Day. The famed Australian fashion designer died on December 25, 2022.
He died unexpectedly aged 58. His cause of death is still undetermined.
A celebration of Daniel’s life has been planned for the New Year. His family wants his legacy to be his designs and his zest for life.
They want to put on a big show to celebrate his life as Daniel would have liked, and everybody will be wearing bright colors to pay tribute to him.
His contribution to the fashion industry cannot be forgotten. Daniel Lightfoot (1965-2022) will be missed.
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Daniel Lightfoot Family: He Is Survived By His Daughter
Daniel Lightfoot was born in Brisbane, Australia, in 1965. His passion for design started in his parents’ home, when he used to start sewing from 2 or 3 am, often interrupting their sleep.
Daniel married Suzie in 1990, and the couple was blessed with their daughter, Paris Lightfoot.
Paris is deeply grieving the loss of her Father. Talking to 9News Queensland, she said, “We want to celebrate everything he did and remember him as the fun, crazy, hilarious person he was.”
Although Daniel and Suzie split, they were still close and regularly appeared on the Brisbane social scene.
“[He was] a brilliant designer, talented, and his eye for detail and craftsmanship and his joy for fashion was contagious,” Suzie said.
Daniel lived a family-focused life, making all the formal designs for his daughter. “I was very lucky to have all those dresses,” Paris said.
Daniel Lightfoot Net Worth At Death
Daniel Lightfoot’s net worth is inaccessible on the internet. As one of the leading fashion designers in Australia, he likely had good wealth.
His LinkedIn profile states that Daniel was the Founder/Design Director at Daniel Lightfoot Pty Ltd and the designer of unique corporate wardrobe offerings.
As the head, Daniel was tasked to oversee all aspects of his studio’s operation and future direction.
Daniel Lightfoot’s name was synonymous with fashion in Queensland. He was always into fashion and started at a young age – when he was six.
His passion for design emerged when he watched his aunt, a seamstress for a top Brisbane couturier, at work.
Daniel studied fashion design at Seven Hills College of TAFE and Mt Gravatt TAFE.
In 1985, he established his label and won the first of his 21 Retailers’ Association of Queensland (RAQ) awards in that same year. At 27, i.e., in 1992, Daniel was inducted into the RAQ Hall of Fame.
Likewise, in 1997, he got international recognition when he was voted best Day Wear designer in the world, ahead of 85 fashion designers, at the annual Miss World contest.
When starting, Daniel exclusively made up-market women’s wear but later diversified his Company to include corporate uniforms and men’s wear.
His designs started selling in the department store David Jones. He got bigger, sold nationally, and started styling all the big names. He also styled celebrities for award shows, weddings, and other events.
Daniel was committed to ensuring the growth of the Queensland fashion industry. He became a member of the QUT Advisory Board and the Australian Fashion Design Awards Committee (formerly the RAQ Awards).