I’m a little giddy sharing Barbie’s latest collaboration as my favourite doll has teamed up with one of the UK’s most exciting footwear designers Sophia Webster, who just also happens to be one of my favs as well, and she has put together a full-on, pink party of pin-up styles for both adults and children.
The Barbie by Sophia Webster collection is just pure fun, fusing both Webster’s charm, her signature perspex detailing and her use of slogans, I’m sending out good vibes to add her Barbie Doll flats to my collection, and maybe the glitter hi-tops – OK so I want it all!
The limited edition line, which will launch in Selfridges and on Webster’s website on August 27, consists of nine styles – six for adults, including two pairs of trainers, one pair of flat sandals and three pairs of heels, reimagined Webster’s Chiara sandal with its signature butterfly-adorned stiletto heel. The collection also has three mini-me versions for children.
If I wasn’t excited enough about the footwear collection, the designer has also dressed a limited edition Barbie doll, because no collaboration with Barbie is complete without a doll. I haven’t even seen the doll, they are keeping it under-wraps until next month, but I know I need to add her to my collection as Barbie will be housed in a specially designed box, wearing a pair of the ‘Riko’ Barbie by Sophia Webster hi-top glitter sneakers. Doesn’t it sound amazing.
“Creating a shoe collection for Barbie has always been my dream project, but getting to be a part of her embracing flats for the first time made it extra exciting, and deeply personal,” said Sophia Webster. “I love that this concept strikes a balance between dreams and reality – the idea of getting Barbie in some hi-tops and setting her loose in East London instantly appealed.”
Barbie by Sophia Webster Mini
Prices for the adult styles start at £150 for the ‘Adele’ flat sneakers to £440 for the ‘Chiara’ butterfly heels, with the Barbie Doll speech bubble flats that I adore coming in at £295. The kids styles range from £80 to £150. Roll on August 27!!!
Which Barbie by Sophia Webster shoes are you loving?