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 "Once I have an idea I always, always drape it on my dress form and consider all the proportions and functionality of it in its physical form. Then I question everything about it. Should it be longer, sleeveless, tighter, is this the right fabric? And I don’t stop myself from wandering down a new rabbit hole and forgetting my original idea if something more exciting presents itself…. then fabulous. Because of this process, I almost never end up producing the exact idea that I sketched or first was inspired by. The evolution of it as it’s created is how it gets better."
- Read more of Tessa's interview with Make it Minnesota 
Interview by Kara Larson
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Photo by Greg Jiracek, Modeled by Rena SarigianopoulosIllustration by Tessa Druley
Red Dress Collection - February 2016
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Kare 11 Red Dress Collection Segment - featuring Tessa Louise and Carly Aplin
February 2016
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Rumble on the Runway - Showroom segment participant - November 2015
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Photo by Tyler AllixPhoto by Tyler AllixPhoto by Tyler AllixPhoto by Tyler AllixPhoto by Tyler AllixPhoto by Tyler AllixPhoto by Tyler Allix
Fashion Week MN at ENVISION - Fall 2015 
"The designer has always had a smart eye, but with each season she seems to develop a better understanding of both her customer and herself. For fall, she proved once again that she’s unafraid to experiment with texture and shape, while maintaining a sense of pragmatism that elevates her pieces into something both bold and wearable." 
"A few seasons into her Envision tenure, Tessa Louise designer Tessa Druley is starting to hit her stride, showing increasingly polished work each season. Her strengths lie in tailoring and wearability—everyone seated next to me at the show was oohing and ahhing over her chubby faux-fur jacket with oversized pockets."
"In the Tessa Louise collection, “Marsala” came in the form of a stunning waffle textured cocoon coat over culottes and her closing dress, a black and red marvel of sex appeal and festive light, was one of the best of the night."
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Fashionopolis - September 2015
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Photo by Greg JiracekPhoto by Greg Jiracek, Modeled by Kimberly Pominville
Illustration by Tessa Druley
Red Dress Collection - February 2015
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Photo by Gavin WardPhoto by Gavin WardPhoto by Gavin WardPhoto by Gavin WardPhoto by Gavin WardPhoto by Gavin WardPhoto by Gavin WardPhoto by Gavin WardPhoto by Gavin WardPhoto by Gavin Ward
Runway Duluth Fashion Show - March 2015
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Photo by Josh StokesPhoto by Josh StokesPhoto by Josh StokesPhoto by Josh StokesPhoto by Josh StokesPhoto by Josh StokesPhoto by Josh Stokes
ENVISION - Fall 2014
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ICONS: Fashion, Film, Rock n' Roll - August 2014
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Photo by Tyler AllixPhoto by Tyler AllixPhoto by Tyler AllixPhoto by Tyler AllixPhoto by Tyler Allix
ENVISION - Spring 2014
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Photo by Kyle Lieberman, Modeled by Valerie Carpender
Red Dress Collection - February 2014
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ENVISION - Fall 2013
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Mpls St. Paul Magazine Feature - September 2013
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Photo by Vitamn, Gravity Dress
City Pages "Best Dressed" Feature - June 2013

 

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