La Petite Summer Print issue 8 - Page 26

C A N YOU TELL US A BO U T H O W GA RD N E R A N D T H E G AN G C AN Y O U T EL L U S AB O U T Y O U R D ES I G N PR OCE SS? I gather FIR ST BEGAN? I started the brand in 2012 when my eldest daughter thoughts in my head for months. Suddenly, I create an idea of how to execute was about six months old. The thought of being able to incorporate my it and it all falls in to place. I can put it on paper and in images very quickly. graphic design skills, my fashion interest and involve my baby was an ideal That works for me - thinking and observing, analyzing the surroundings opportunity. them on them on them on them on them on them on them on and feelings. on them on them on them on on them on them on them on on them on them on them on on on them on them on them on on them on them on them on them on them on them on W H E RE IS GARDNER A N D TH E G A N G BA SE D ? FR O M C O N C EP T T O P R O D U C T I O N , WH AT I S YOUR We have moved our family and office to Dubai. The mother company, MRS K, FAVO R I T E PART ? I LOVE directing our shoots. I also LOVE coming up still exists in Singapore. them on them on them on them on them on them on with concepts around the collection that I have made. Tying the bag together them on is really my favorite part. I also absolutely love going to far east Asia, exploring them on them on W H E RE DOES THE new ideas with my production C O M PANY NAME COM E manager and seeing things come FR O M? My daughter’s name is to life in the factory. on them on Ava and we gave it to her with Ava them on them on Gardner as an inspiration. Gardner WH AT AR E YOUR B E ST and the Gang signifies my children T I P S FO R B ALANCING and all the rest that want to join in WO R K AN D PE R SONAL with them. them on them on them L I FE? My advice would be (and on I am bad at it myself): Work when them on them on them on W H E RE DID YOU FIN D you are at work. When you are off, IN SP I RATION FOR Y O U R put the phone aside, look at your LAT E S T COLLECTION ? For children, listen to what they say AW17, I was very influenced by our and live in the moment. It can be move to the middle east. Packing easier said than done. A new thing your belongings and adjusting to I have for 2017 is taking time for a a completely new country, lifestyle walk some mornings of the week. and friends really did not affect I also like to meet up with a friend us as much as I expected. While for a coffee in the morning when I we do greatly miss our old home really should be working instead. I of nine years in Singapore, this have stressed through four years, move really made me realize that thinking that I must do everything if we have each other, good health all the time. Over time, I have and good friends, life is good. AW realized that I do a better job if I 2017 is called NOMAD and we give myself a breather occasionally. cannot wait to show it off to you. on them on them on them on on them on them on them on WH AT I S YOUR FAV OR ITE D O Y OU HAVE A FAV O RITE PIE C E ? I LOOOVE one of the velour T H I N G AB O U T WO R K I N G I N T H I S I N D U S T RY? pieces with prints, appliques and fun colors on both front and the back. My favorite thing about this industry is the fun people you meet from all over on them on them on them on the world. on them on them on them on on them on them on them on on them on them on them on D O Y OU REMEMBER TH E F IRST PIE C E YO U E V E R on them on them on them on on them on them on them on D E SI GNED? WHAT WA S YO U R IN SPIRATIO N F O R I T ? I begun I F Y O U C O U L D G O B AC K I N T I ME T O T H E CR E ATION OF with a harem pant with helmut the flamingo printed on them. I still remember G AR D N ER AN D T H E G AN G AN D G I VE Y O U RSE LF ONE that moment when I decided that flamingo was exactly the animal for the P I EC E O F AD VI C E, WH AT WO U LD I T B E? Work hard but do not brand . It really just came to me. I have come to learn that if you have time worry and stress so much. Enjoy this moment and really enjoy the love of to stick inspiration out it WILL come to you and at that moment it seems creation that you have in your heart. crystal clear. L A PET I T E M A GA Z I N E | 2 3