Tarese Klemens Couture is an exclusive Australian couture label, offering one off pieces and limited edition lines in luxurious fabrics. Enchanting and feminine, Tarese Klemens designs brings the soft and whimsical to life for the woman who loves to wear something a little different.
Tarese Klemens Couture began in 2013 when a redheaded 22-year-old stumbled across designing as a creative outlet. From nature to fabrics, the places and people that she drew inspiration from were far and wide.
From those beginnings, in between moments of inspiration, she realised the importance of valuing a woman’s inner beauty and wanted to create pieces that captured that. The desire to create pieces with a point of difference in a timeless, feminine and elegant style is the driving force behind Tarese Klemens.
Tarese Klemens is an ethical brand with a mission. After watching a movie called ‘The True cost’ which goes behind the scenes of the fashion industry, she realised just how detrimental fast fashion can be; and who really loses out in cheap clothing. She also read a book about women in a third world country who are forced to sell themselves from a very young age, because they have no other work opportunities available to them.
It was then that she realised that she could follow her passion of creativity through being a fashion designer and also use it to make a difference in the world around her. Tarese Klemens’s dream is to be able to have workspaces in third world countries where she can provide women with job opportunities where they have decent work spaces and fair pay. She want to give them the opportunity to work and to grow; to not only survive but to thrive.
2017/18 Lenovo Australia and New Zealand Ambassador
2016 Layne Beachley's Aim for the Stars Scholarship
2015 Encouragement Award, Australian Fashion Awards
Featured in numerous magazine/online spreads, including Vogue Italia online, Hunter Lifestyle Magazine, Lita Magazine including many others.