Looks from Carlson Spring/Summer 2020/21 collection. Images supplied.
Carlson recently launched the brand’s Spring/Summer 2020/21 collection in stores and online with lots of fresh looks for the warm weather. Designer Tanya Carlson excels at creating clothing that is beautifully cut, has a great fit and is impeccably finished. Every piece released by the brand is designed to last and has a timelessness that makes it easy to wear season after season.
For this particular collection Tanya Carlson wanted to celebrate the idyllic Kiwi summer and the spirit of adventure and sense of freedom that comes with it. The result is a fresh, fun and free-spirited range that evokes the feelings, colours and experiences of a New Zealand summer in a stylish way. Tanya also looked to NZ’s unique flora and fauna for her inspiration, which are reflected in the Tui top, Bellebird pants and the Heron and Huia dresses. The inspiration for the wonderful colour palette came from the distinctive colours of sand, mist, ocean, greenstone and Kowhai yellow.
“As I was designing the range, it was a long and beautiful summer and I was lucky enough to spend much of it living next to the beach and surfing every morning,” says Tanya Carlson. “I was reminded of the long summers of my childhood and teenage years, and that simple, easy feeling that comes from an amazing Kiwi summer.” The designer said the range also celebrates her love affair with her beautiful homeland and Carlson’s commitment to continue creating and making here in Aotearoa.
The new range includes all the classic Carlson summer favourites with the brand’s stylish twist, including simple but chic dresses, wide-leg chambray pants, timeless linen shirts and gorgeous tops with lots of varying shapes and sleeve lengths. Each piece is designed to be versatile with minimal fuss so the wearer feels confident and ready for any summer adventure.
“As a designer, it’s always about progressing and refining my handwriting and this collection builds on what has come before,” adds Tanya Carlson. “There are pieces from the archive that have been redefined, familiar Carlson pieces and favourites but I think the main difference is how the story comes together – and the real celebration of New Zealand that comes through.”