Dolls and Dirt is a new kids fashion label by Katy Bridgewater that uses hand-drawn illustration and embellishments to come up with a range of kids t-shirts with a quirky, inventive soul.
With a love of design born from her father’s job as a children’s book illustrator and her mother’s love of sewing, Katy headed to London College of Fashion before she returned to her first love of graphics and drawings via a very successful period in children’s fashion. So combining the two in her Dolls and Dirt range must be a dream come true.
The t-shirts that come out of the label are all about inspiration, be that girly style with heart and flowers (never too pink though!) or the music inspired styles that work for boys and girls. Our favourites are Jimi Hendrix style long sleeved top with printed silver motif representing a band leader’s jacket. This looks just wonderful on our six year old fluxling with floppy leggings and boots! Or the David Bowie inspired Ziggy t-shirt with little diamantes in three colours flashing their way across the black fabric. Try with printed tights or leggings for boys if he’ll let you – just too wonderful.
Other stand out items include the skeleton t-shirt and the metallic robot print, or for girls who won’t even consider black, the daisy print and the Coral Love heart t-shirt, all on the softest cotton fabric. Kids just love them!
Available at Harvey Nichols in London, Edinburgh and Leeds.