As we continue thinking on ‘Movement’ this month, top British shoe designer, Sophia Webster has just revealed a new collection in collaboration with and designed for Barbie – one that sees the doll make a move away from her beloved heels.
Crafting her signature perspex detailing to the doll’s signature colour (pink), the range is a pretty and playful lineup of both high heels and flats – the first range of flats to officially make their way into the wardrobe of the Matel-made pinup.
Ms Webster told Vogue of designing the collection, which includes trainers and jelly sandals;
“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.
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.”
Ready to launch next week at Selfridges worldwide on 27th of August’15, the Sophia Webster x Barbie range includes shoes for adults and children, and precedes a limited edition doll the designer will reveal next month, who’ll come with a specially-designed and decorated box.
The new doll will also don a pair of the high tops from Sophia Webster’s new Barbie-inspired shoe collection, which we at SPICE reckon will sell out in no time amongst either icons’ loyal fans – but see it below and let us know what you think.
Image source: Vogue.co.uk