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Teresa Zarlenga



Designer and creator of exclusive clothes and handbags for women


Teresa Zarlenga has pursued her passion as a couturier since 1987, bringing a unique style and creativity to each creation.

As a couturier, Teresa provides a complete consultation and advice on wardrobe coordination to complement your personality, lifestyle and figure. From her studio, Teresa individually tailors dresses, suits, day and evening wear. These can be enhanced with personally hand-crafted handbags and accessories. Fitted, lined trousers are a specialty. Bespoke bridal and mothers of the bride and groom are another specialty. Teresa will also design clothes to your own specifications or modify existing garments. Her studio abounds with a wide range of fabrics from the exotic to the functional, including high quality imported and local fabrics; wool, silk, linen, etc. You are also welcome to supply your own fabric.


As a stylist, Teresa can suggest ideas to enhance your overall appearance. If you wish, Teresa can offer an appraisal of your wardrobe.

Teresa is Italian born with a passionate European flair, style and enthusiasm.

Teresa's other interests  include Opera. She has hosted many musical events in her home and other venues to support local charities. Her love of gardening is evident in the design of her garden which gives her inspiration for her life.



Canberra Times

Villa Zarlenga drone 8 January 2022

Villa Zarlenga drone 24 September 2022

HerCanberra - Corner of the world: Teresa Zarlenga

CityNews - Teresa's tireless designs on dressmaking

CityNews - When Teresa goes hunting for treasure

CityNews - The power of backyard chooks

SocialCapital - An Evening of Italian Opera and Song

photo Barbie Robinson

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