Sophia Webster Barbie Collection
British shoe designer Sophia Webster is collaborating with Mattel on a new line of footwear inspired by the Barbie. Fusing Webster’s signature perspex detailing with the plethora of pink that is so synonymous with the iconic doll, the collection is one that exudes both the personalities of the two fashion favourites. It also marks a first for the famously vertiginous pin-up: flat shoes. «I love that this concept strikes a balance between dreams and reality,» Webster said in a press release. «The idea of getting Barbie in some hi-tops and setting her loose in East London instantly appealed.» The collaboration will also be followed up by a limited-edition doll featuring Barbie in a miniature pair of hi-top sneakers.