Barbie dolls are a staple in homes with little children and because of the popularity, diverse representation is important. The doll franchise which once promoted a very specific beauty standard has spent the last few years amending their wrongs through the more inclusive makeovers that have led to 7 new body types, 11 skin tones and 28 hairstyles for the dolls. For the 60th anniversary celebration of the Barbie doll, Vogue has commissioned Nigerian designer, Mowalola Ogunlesi and five other young fashion designers to dress the icon in their signature styles.
The neon green tie-dye design is for the Vogue Barbie look is a part of Mowalola Ogunlesi’s S/S20 collection. Featuring on the NATIVE 11 Trybe last year, the London based described her fashion as being inspired by 70s and 80s Nigerian Psychedelic Rock, making her a distinct and sort-after stylist. Her reputation continues to grow as she adds Vogue’s 60th anniversary Barbie doll design to her glowing catalogue, having worked with brands like Nike and celebrities like Solange, Skepta, Drake, Odunsi and many more.
You can see the Barbie look below.
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Mowalola Barbie for @britishvogue 🖤 In SS20 Acid Cow Dress , Hair by @jembomb and make up by @daniel_s_makeup 🔐 In honour of #Barbie’s 60th anniversary, @BritishVogue has invited six leading young designers to dress @Barbiestyle iconic doll in their signature style for the September issue. Photographed by @staskomarovski. On newsstands Friday 2 August.
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