Our Designers


Personally selected by me, just for you

Design is like every other form of creative expression – what appeals to one person may not work for someone else. It's a personal choice but, just like with music, movies and even wine, there are some that are so consistently excellent you can never go wrong with them.

I love all the designers below for their originality and their high standards of workmanship. They understand how to make people look and feel great, and that's a wonderful gift.

I'm very proud that Karen Jordan | Style carries the ranges of some of New Zealand's best-known and best-loved designers, as well as excellent lines from further afield.

Whatever your fashion preference – sleek and sophisticated, flirty and feminine or vibrant and daring – you'll find it here, at Karen Jordan | Style.

In store exclusively in the Top of the South

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Jane Daniels, Fashion Designer in store in Nelson
Trelise Cooper, Fashion Designer in store in Nelson

Paula Ryan

"It's retro all the way from 30s to 50s," says Paula of this season's trends as she invite us to consider Audrey Hepburn's approach to simplicity of style.

Ruffles, bold prints and stripes characterise her summer look, artfully mixed and matched to create daring statements that shouldn't work but do. Shoulders are either bare or barely there in the sheerest of fabrics.

The tunic dress is a standout this season. Dress up or down with sneakers or block heels and a funky new tote bag. Or flirt and flounce in a feminine tea style dress reminiscent of the '40s.

Paula's garments are New Zealand-designed and made from natural fabrics.

Jane Daniels

This summer, seasoned traveller Jane takes us to the French Riviera in its heyday—the glamorous 1920s and 30s.

Describing this collection as a celebration of "effortless clothes that can go anywhere," Jane invites us to think comfortable knits, refined stripes, pleats and fresh linens. These are garments that crumple and travel and still look wonderful when they're unpacked. . . . and all feature Jane's trademark superb finishing.

Colours are as fresh and clean as the ocean air: navy and white, stone, silver grey, denim blue, khaki and black, with delightful splashes of scarlet, aqua and sapphire. Très chic!

Trelise Cooper

Float into summer with Trelise's flounces, frills and florals in silken spun-sugar colours and embroidered lace.

Wide-leg pants in lime and dusky pink boast secret pleats. Dress hemlines start above the knee, fall fully maxi or dip gracefully from front to back. All romantic, whimsical and very Trelise.

Lifestyle label Cooper boasts bold stripes all the way, with skirts flared from the waist in black and white or searing scarlet, while Curate celebrates summer in tropical citrus tones.

Our clients love this label, so rest assured that we stock Trelise's TC, Cooper and Curate ranges exclusively at Karen Jordan Style.

Caroline Sills, Fashion Designer in store in Nelson
Diesel, Fashion Designer in store in Nelson
Verge, Fashion Designer in store in Nelson

Caroline Sills

Caroline’s garments are elegant and sophisticated, with a decidedly urban vibe. Her Summer 2017 range is all about ease and versatility, featuring relaxed wide-leg pants, sheer tunics with asymmetric hemlines and a range of gorgeous dresses featuring different necklines to flatter all ages.

There's plenty of detail to delight here, too: peekaboo shoulders, clever tuck and twist details to create drape, and stepped hemlines.

Look out for Caroline’s signature Hepburn Pant. This flatters everyone and is a great wardrobe staple.




The Italians are known for their style and design – who does not love everything Italian?

Diesel denim is arguably the best quality denim in the world and we carry a great range of Diesel pieces, including Diesel Tots for stylish youngsters. Diesel's Summer 2017 range celebrates American retro with a strong 1980s influence and plenty of bleached denim.

Our wonderful best-selling jean, the ‘Fayza’, is the most flattering jean for every woman, no matter what shape or size. Or try on a pair of Diesel's Jogg jeans and you'll be converted. That’s a promise!


Dusky pink, aqua, black and silvery grey feature strongly in Verge's Summer 2017 collection.

Choose from a wide range of dresses in lace, Oriental-inspired florals or stripes, with hemlines ranging from maxi to just above the knee. Or mix and match beaded tops with tapered skirts that fall to knee- or midi-length.

Verge's sheer, layered tunics and fitted and flared tops look wonderful paired with the label's hugely popular Acrobat 7/8 pants. We have a stock service of these at Karen Jordan | Style, so you'll never miss out.

Curate, Fashion Designer in store in Nelson
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Briawood, Fashion Designer in store in Nelson
Cooper , Fashion Designer in store in Nelson
Elisa Cavaletti, Fashion Designer in store in Nelson