Carly Harris Designs is the product of both Carly and Christine Harris, a mother and daughter duo. Carly takes charge of the design whilst Christine manages the Wellington Boutique.
A mainstay of New Zealand fashion since 1998, Carly Harris is known for feminine designs, draped with colour and print - flattering to every form. Her stores display the bias cuts, cowl necks and classic wrap dresses that have been a feature of the expansive range from the start. Her original designs are made up from an eclectic array of gorgeous fabrics - new, vintage and limited edition. She produces stylish and effortless looks for any woman and any occasion. Many of her pieces are special one-offs!
New Designs have evolved from earlier prototypes reflecting Carlys signature style.
As a Slow Fashion label any new designs have developed from existing patterns - older designs are revisited and tweaked to create a modern style. All of our garments are hand cut and individually sewn from beginning to end . With only one physical store/stockist all stock in store is limited & every purchase or exchange online is made to order.
Christine also produces her own stunning lampshades from unique textiles along with one off marbled paper art and earrings.
Lampshades, marble art and earrings only available in store - follow Christine on her instagram page @christineharrisnz
FABRICS & DESIGNS
Many of Carly's Dresses are gracefully designed using the natural drapery of her fabrics of choice, some styles are sized OSFA , 8-18/20 or One Size - this means the garment will be a very loose shape designed to be worn with or without a belt. Depending on your body size & frame one of these designs may look oversized and very floaty with often a wide neck that eases off the shoulder. We ask that you choose carefully when purchasing an oversize garment, please keep in mind it is all about the drape of the fabric. We will not refund if the garment you have chosen is too big when it has been labeled OSFA or One Size. We are happy to exchange for another style - in some cases we may be able to downsize a garment at request depending on the design.
Many of the fabrics Carly uses for her designs are delicate, loose weave or very fine. Carly Harris will not take responsibility for pulling and perishing or general wear and tear of any garments. It is important to remove all jewellery and shoes before trying on.Please take care when wearing a garment of delicate fabric.
Carly's range of fabrics include Rayon and Viscose , wool blends along with Silks and Polyester, every fabric is allocated to certain designs allowing for movement and room around the body.
Carly Harris garments are all proudly 100% NZ made from our Auckland based Ponsonby workroom all garments are patterned, cut, sampled and sewn on premises.
All garments listed online will be Made To Order - please see SHIPPING & HANDLING for delivery details.
**Carly often uses up cycled fabrics and any imperfections in the garments are part of the history of the fabric and garments are priced accordingly.
**Some colours of fabrics may vary from photographs, all our clothing is photographed in natural light to capture the colour as close as possible.