Talented shoe designer Sophia Webster has collaborated with Barbie to create a capsule collection and it’s every bit as sassy as you would imagine.
The collection is inspired by Barbie’s new found love for flat shoes, with the collaboration consisting of a mix of trainers, pumps and obviously it wouldn’t be a proper Barbie collection if it didn’t include a few pairs of the perfect party heels too.
Barbie by Sophia Webster has nine styles: six for adults, including two pairs of trainers, one pair of flat sandals and three pairs of heels, and three mini-me versions for children. “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,” says 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.”
So if you’re not a fan of Barbie’s super sassy style and pink is just not your colour then look away now, as the collection is a celebration of all things pink and girly.
The trainers range from £150–320, and the sleek speech bubble sling backs can be all yours for £395. For the super sassy gals the Chiara heels are a must have. With pink butterfly wings on the back of the heel, and a glitter front strap, these heels are the epitome of Barbie glam costing £440. With Webster’s imaginative designs and approach to footwear this collaboration is a match made in Barbie heaven for fashionistas.
The kid’s collection is a little more accessible with prices starting at £150 and you can get your hands on the collection in Selfridges nationwide and on Webster’s website from August 27.
And it doesn’t stop there. Webster has clearly got Barbie fever, as next month she is launching a limited-edition doll, which will be encased in a specially designed box and wearing a super cute miniature pair of Barbie by Sophia Webster Riko hi-top glitter trainers – could this collab get any better?
– Eleanor Davies, Correspondent (Fashion)