Most vocations are built during childhood. Teresa’s early years are not spent among toys and games, but rather fabrics, needles and threads. Her mother, a dressmaker working for a couture atelier, knows everything about the women’s body and what suits them best. In this context, fashion becomes a game for Teresa – a magic tool to create something extraordinary from nothing, and be whoever you want to be.
From that moment on, she’s cultivated that unapologetic, restless and rebellious notion on fashion. For her, it’s not a profession but a means to experimentation and innovation that must never compromise the highest standards of execution and detailing. Teresa’s mother encourages her to try and pursue new techniques and styles as long as the final result is impeccable – a double lesson Teresa still swears by: one can, and must, have fun while designing, as long as the final piece is perfect for the customer. That’s the one and most important requirement.
As a window-dresser, Teresa creates her very first clothes, that she will later create to dress herself too. Wherever she goes, without exception, she’s asked who makes her fabulous dresses, which leads Teresa to start a small made-to-order business that, little by little, grows into a small team of artisans and couturiers in her very first atelier, with her mother as her right hand.
2021 marks the 25th anniversary of Teresa Helbig – 25 years of authenticity, recognition, independence and unwavering faith in her collections: extraordinary pieces made to last and be enjoyed by Helbig woman for many years.
“On the occasion of the celebration of our 25th anniversary, “Once Upon in Los Angeles” was born as a tribute to the origin of my memories, which ignite the flame of my curiosity and hunger to discover everything, of my fantasies and dream universes that came to me through books and the big screen in the form of powerful, independent and strong super women who inspired me then and have done so every day of these 25 years of experience.”