Judith Penak was born and raised in the fashion capital of Prague, Czech Republic before she came to Australia in 1983. Judith inherited the artistic genes of her mother and grandfather. By delving into fashion from a young age, she quickly mastered her skills in dress-making and expert tailoring. Judith started her brand in 1991 before officially re branding it to Judith Penak Couture in 2013.


Judith, many fashion accolades include 2007 Australian Masters of Fashion Awards “Best Designer of the Year”, the winner of 2011 “BMW Caulfield Cup Classic Style Award”, runner up for “Best Dressed Lady” in 2016 Jaguar Style Stakes – Dubai World Cup. Most recently Judith Penak Couture won, by public vote, the designation of Most Popular Bridal Gown Designer – second place in Australia.

Judith Penak

My connections with Kolkata city is very deep, as my dear Uncle George was working in India in 60’s and we were in close contact with him, Uncle George being my mum’s brother. There are so many great connections with Kolkata few of them being Mother Teresa, the famous Howrah Bridge, Fashion and beautiful Bengali ladies.

“My very first order for shopping bags of Judith Penak Couture brand is from lovely Daroonjinish brand. I love how this brand is helping in bringing the artisans, craftsmen and international customers, get closer and work as one beautiful family. I love everything about how this brand promotes eco-friendly , chemical free and against animal cruelty products.

Daroonjinish for Judith Penak Couture

I love “Shiggiree Dekha Hobay Kolkata” because I want to meet all those beautiful children of St Jude India Childcare Centre, Kolkata and beautiful talented ladies and children from Apne Aap Org, Kolkata. I also admire the beautiful work done by Fly Higher India ( FHI) .

I look forward to my trip to Kolkata, India and connect with many friends who I have been connected with via social media. Every step we take makes us only get closer.” – Judith Penak, Founder/Owner- Judith Penak Couture

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