dresfX founder Tamara Haller was raised in Southern California where she learned to make and 'adjust to fit her style' almost everything she wore. Tamara began designing and creating costumes and accessories professionally over 25 years ago. Creating costumes for film, television, theater as well as professional figure skaters and dancers. To further her education and skillset, Tamara received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Performing Arts Design with an emphasis in costume design.
For Tamara, designing and building her creations is an intimate process. Before deciding on fabrics and materials, she thinks about how a design will be used and where it will be worn. Once she’s ready to begin to build, she treats the raw material as an extension of herself. Completely opposed to an industrial approach, each piece is a unique and personal piece of art.
After years of practice, Tamara has found that gently taming and suggesting shape yields the most elegant results. Even when she started with accessories and clothing back in 1987, she always matched her meticulousness with curiosity. Travelling around the globe, and constantly searching for new ideas and sources of inspiration, she has studied various techniques and designs that have helped her cultivate a singular yet international style. Always remembering to make time to learn new techniques and constantly looking to expand her skillset.