Gardner and the Gang is a children’s clothing line by Kristin Nystrom, a Swede who recently moved from Singapore to Dubai. All garments are super soft, comfy and play-friendly with a high dose of fashion. Kristin draws all prints and makes characters that all have a story to tell, coming up with different themes for each range, ones that children and parents alike can relate to and fall in love with. The original art is all hand-drawn, and these drawings are turned into screens, which are then screen-printed on organic cotton.
The SS17 collection is called The Forest From Long Ago. Imagine a forest where all children’s imagination was gathered in a wonderful secret story. A story of good fairies, of hope, of fun and hours and hours of play.
The characters in this collection are Dorothy the very cool dinosaur, who is a basketball freak and lives in the forest, and Helmut the helmet dressed flamingo. They both have a desert garden where they grow organic veggies and the most wonderful tropical fruits. Their friends in the forest are a magical unicorn that never shows his face, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell and lots and lots of good fairies, and Betty, the lipstick loving badger.
The Gardner and the Gang forest is a place to get lost in your imagination and dream away. A forest from long ago and for the future too.