About

For over 15 years, the Carlson label has been synonymous with superb tailoring, clever design details, and a quality finish that have garnered many loyal customers. Each seasonal collection marries a strong concept with classical elements that ensure longevity and ease of wear.

Growing up in the Otago Peninsula, designer Tanya Carlson recalls a childhood with an element of romanticism, her imagination fuelled by the area’s windswept landscapes and playing dress-ups with vintage satin ball gowns. These romantic influences can still be seen in the flowing gowns and opulent fabrics of her more recent collections. It is perhaps these historical references and classical elements that ensure Carlson’s designs transcend ‘fast fashion’ and become treasured items worn season after season, yet never seeming out of style.