In 2017 we spotted a gap in the market back when we established Harris Tapper; the aim was to provide only shirts, with a focus on tailoring, quality fabrics and clever detailing. We quickly grew a loyal customer base and saw strong demand from retailers, both audiences striking a chord with our designs, and anti-trend approach we are becoming known for.
“When we started Harris Tapper, our aim was to provide beautifully cut, high-quality shirting that can be worn year round - this first full collection is simply an expansion of that, it’s never going to be overly trend driven, we are committed to designing beautiful wardrobes for women that work with their lifestyles.” Sarah Harris Gould, co-founder.
This pre-fall collection is inspired by friends of the brand whom Sarah and Lauren admire for career drive, creativity and ability to make clothing their own. The Harris Tapper woman embodies worldliness and independence:
“She is globally aware, respected in her field, intelligent, refined and independent. Day to day she is understated - opting for crisp shirting and tailoring that is functional but considered.” Says Lauren Tapper, Co-founder, Harris Tapper.
The pre-fall collection is made up of beautiful, easy cotton shirting complemented with matching loose slacks, tailored wide leg pants, skirts and wrap style blazers all designed with consideration to women with multi-faceted, fast-paced lives - pieces can be dressed up with court shoes or heels for a more corporate environment or teamed with sneakers, jeans or sweaters for the more creative career woman. A stunning floor length maxi dress, the Long Dress, and Gather top and dress all cater to evening events and special occasions. Silk and metal lamé material has featured again this season in a popular shape, the Bell Top. The palette for Pre-Fall is very wearable offering the perfect sage green and pastels that pop, layered over classic monochrome colours.
“We want women who wear our clothes to feel powerful and armed to take on whatever challenges they face that day.” Lauren Tapper.
The Pre-Fall 2019 collection will be available online at harristapper.com, and in selected stockists: Muse - Auckland, Scotties - Auckland, David Jones - Wellington, Ballantynes - Christchurch and 47Frocks - Wanaka.