We are so excited to be joined by one of our ultimate fave designers Kristin Nystrom who is the creator of super funky brand Gardner and the Gang! Just TODAY, Kristin launched an exclusive collection 'Social Butterfly' with worldwide known department store Harrods so it is very exciting for us to have her join us for FAB FIVE on Gossip Station to get all the news!
Kristin it is so fab to have you here with us following your fantastic launch today! Huge congratulations on yet another amazing collection! So, we all know that you have just designed and released a special edition collection for Harrods, can you please tell us a little bit about it and how it all came about?
Hello everyone and thank you so much for having me! Yes of course! The Harrods Team approached me with a fun idea revolving around their spring summer theme for the department shop floor and I couldn't say no! 'Social Butterfly' is a collection which is hopeful, bright and fun that lets the children be children dressed fashionably.
Like you said, there is so much colour and vibrancy which makes you automatically smile! Can you tell us what the inspiration behind the pieces is?
I wanted to do something a little out of the box, summer inspired and something that children would love to wear. I researched a lot on butterflies, how they move and their behaviour etc. so that I understood exactly what I was creating.
It's incredible how much more goes in to process! We know this is probably a hard one to answer but do you have a favourite piece from the collection?
Yes I love the dress with shoulder flounces and the appliqué 'loved' slogan on the back!
Fab choice as we too love that one! It is such a statement and SO Gardner and the Gang! So...You are in Harrods! One of THE top most recognised department stores in the world! How does that feel?
It is truly amazing. The best thing of all is that they are SO utterly pleasant to work with. They are such a professional team and I truly appreciate the time that they take to work with such small brands such as ours.
I am very proud of being able to work with them and they give so much back which is wonderful.
You should be so proud it is such a fanatic accomplishment and to have them sharing the love must be the best feeling of all! So last but not least, can you tell us what is coming up for the brand? Can you reveal any secrets to us?
We have another very exciting swim collection coming out in Early June which is a collaboration with World champion swimmer Therese Alshammar. We have together created a UV collection with our all-time favourite print 'Wayne' the shark :)
Oh wow that is incredible! What an amazing start to 2017 you have had so far! Not only have you had an exclusive launch in Harrods but you also have an incredible up and coming collaboration with a world champion swimmer! So exciting! What next hehe?
Kristin, it had been such a pleasure as always! Thank you so much for joining us and again, so many congrats! We love watching your journey and can't wait to see what's to come.
Shop the fabulous new 'Social Butterfly' collection here and don't forget to share the love 💗