all images courtesy of Condé Nast UK
Minions, Little Pony and now Barbie, the character trend shows no signs of abating, so we need to embrace it…Sophia Webster, the peddler of whimsical footwear's dream of designing shoes for Barbie has come true.
The British footwear designer is famed for her perspex detailing. Her latest project sees her combining the signature feature with the most famous doll in the world; Barbie. But while the blonde has always been sold with high heels in her wardrobe, Sophia has introduced her to flats for the very first time.
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," she told British Vogue. "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."
The iconic doll's favorite color – pink – features heavily in the collection of nine shoe styles. Six of these are for adults while the other three are miniature versions for children.
The range debuts in Selfridges, London from today. But Sophia's passion for the plastic doll doesn't end there. Next month she will also be launching a limited-edition doll which will be encased in a specially designed box. The Barbie will of course be wearing a miniature pair of Barbie by Sophia Webster Riko hi-top glitter trainers to complete the collectables look.
She is not the only one with the Barbie Bug, Jeremy Scott sent Barbie like models down the Moschino spring/summer '15 runway, featuring hot pink miniskirts, super-cropped fuchsia jackets and Moschino logo matching sets.