Designer: Teresa Hodges
Based: Mount Maunganui
Show: Solo Show
Confident. Beautiful. Versatile. BLAK is a New Zealand designer fashion label that offers innovative solutions to its customers’ practical needs, while strongly engaging their sense of creativity. This brand-focused approach has quickly positioned Blak as a ‘go-to’ label for women all across New Zealand and Australia.
Blak designer Teresa Hodges learned to sew at an early age. As a teenager, she would visit op shops to buy clothes and vintage fabrics that she would later rework into fabulous party outfits.
Returning home after her OE, Teresa decided to turn her passion into a career and enrolled in a Diploma in Fashion Design Technology. On graduating with top honours, she was offered a Design Assistant position at Moochi, and within a year she was traveling to Paris, Milan and London – progressing to Head Designer, and gaining comprehensive fashion design and management experience along the way. Teresa spent four years with the fashion label before leaving to give birth to her daughter.
Teresa initially hit upon the idea that her Blak Basics range would be comprised of beautiful clothing thoughtfully designed to be a girl’s best friend – essential staples, pieces that pull a designer wardrobe together. In a few short years, the fashion label expanded to include the more innovative and directional Blak Luxe range – standout pieces that demand attention, whilst retaining an uncomplicated style and relaxed glamour.
Blak Basics is the supremely wearable ‘buy 3 pieces, get 20 new outfits’ fashion label – versatile, on-trend pieces designed in simple yet playful fabrics to carry a woman confidently through each and every day.
By contrast, Blak Luxe is designed to punctuate her look with an edgier glamour and more structured sophistication – dramatic details and rich textures, perfect for women who enjoy the thrill of dressing up and getting noticed. Combined, the two Blak ranges offer practicality with a twist, providing both answers and choices for women who love to create their own personal style.
Launched in 2007 at New Zealand Fashion Week, Blak has quickly developed into the fashion label that covers all the wardrobe bases. The Blak label and brand has already gone international, and can be found stocked in boutiques in Asia, America and Australia.
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