Tess Dempster already had an impressive resume in fashion before starting her own fashion label, Tess Alexandra, at 25. This Peninsula resident studied Bachelor of Fashion and Graphic Design at the Australian Academy of Design and interned for many local and international designers and stylists in Melbourne while she was studying. She also worked as a design assistant for a prominent Australian fashion company for three years, during which she got to travel to LA and London and work closely alongside the creative director, and her garments have featured in multiple runway shows and events and were showcased at last month’s premium fashion trade event, the Melbourne Retail Festival.
Tess launched Tess Alexandra in 2017, her signature designs encapsulating sensibility and sophistication and specialising predominantly in event playsuits and jumpsuits. In that short time, Tess Alexandra has become known for combining elements of sophisticated playfulness, innovation and elegance using unique detailing, exquisite craftsmanship and textured fabrications, with a touch of surrealism that comes from Tess’s belief in the beauty of the female form.
Remaining uniquely feminine, Tess Alexandra focuses on merging both classic and modern shapes with intricate detailing. Experimenting with fabric techniques has resulted in the creation of a harmonious juxtaposition, with Tess being heavily inspired by the beauty in building textures from fabric.
Tess Alexandra offers a full range of women’s ready to wear and made to order pieces. Tess brings an understanding and appreciation to women’s wear with her passion and aspiration toward blending art and design that defines her personal sense of style.
So what can we expect next from this innovative and highly regarded young designer? “A completely new look inspired by my own representation of the latest overseas trends; some very exciting new shapes, introducing a mix of new colours and internationally sourced fabrications.”
We can’t wait!