Barbie’s New Designer Looks by Rebecca Taylor, Tess Giberson, and More
by Dutch Fashion Doll World
The website Style.com shared some very interesting Barbie news. Here is the article:
An essential part of being a fashion designer is having, on some level, a love of playing dress-up. And doesn’t that love originate from playing with Barbies at a young age?
Mattel’s latest contraption, the Fashion Design Maker, is a series of softwares and printable fabrics that allow young girls and boys with an interest in design to create their very own personalized looks for Barbie. To celebrate the launch of at-home DIY doll fashion, Mattel asked the CFDA to commission five Barbie-loving designers to give the famous blond some new threads.
Debuting exclusively here on Style.com, Tess Giberson, Charlotte Ronson, Cynthia Vincent, Rebecca Taylor, and Whit’s Whitney Pozgay weigh in on the sketches they created for America’s most iconic doll.
Above: WHITNEY POZGAY (WHIT)
“Barbie was a rite of passage that was important to me, but also to my mother and young girls today. I loved that she represents the endless possibilities of adulthood but is also so much fun to dress. As a designer, I have always loved to mix prints, so it only makes sense to dress Barbie in Whit’s signature stripes and florals.”
“Barbie has always been an iconic fashion inspiration for young girls, introducing them to fun, playful designs. I wanted to create a dress that was indicative of what Barbie stands for: feminine, classic, and spirited.”
“I decided that working on the Barbie design would be a fun activity to do with my daughter, June. I was really inspired by the way that she was playing with the app—mixing and matching prints, remixing pieces.”
“Barbie has always been the root of my inspiration. I told my mother when I was 6 that I wanted to design clothes for my Barbies. I grew up, and so did my designs.”
“I grew up making outfits for my Barbies. And now with this collaboration, my Spring/Summer ’15 collection can be seen on Barbie. This collection was inspired by the girl who loves to daydream, and I think Barbie can relate. I am so thrilled to be collaborating with Barbie, Mattel, and the CFDA.”
I love the Modern look and I can’t wait to see the result of these sketches.
for more information: www.style.com/stylefile/2014/08/exclusive-barbies-new-designer-looks-rebecca-taylor-tess-giberson/