Barbie goes graphic in Brit designer Sadie Wiliams’ avant garde designs


British designer Sadie Williams is the latest join the league of designers who bear the distinction of dressing the world’s tiniest style icon – Mattel’s Barbie doll. Coach, Hervé Léger and UK fashion and retail giant Selfridges are only some of the big names that have dressed the little lady, each designer adding a new and unique facet to her designer wardrobe. A rising name in textile and fashion design, Sadie has worked with J. W. Anderson, Marc Jacobs and Selfridges and is quickly becoming synonymous with edgy and individual designs.

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Sadie’s collection will be sold exclusively at Selfridges London Toy shop which has already boasted collaborations including Butler, Mazhar and Sibling. Her creations are a product of diverse inspirations with prints that feature elements of vintage sportswear, Amish quilts and Frank Stella’s abstract prints. Williams’ glittering A-line gowns derive their silhouette from the heat press technique that she uses to bond fabrics together in multi layers. Sadie has certainly put her MA in Textiles for Fashion to good use!

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Talking about her collection for Barbie, Sadie said, “I wanted to create a Barbie gang of ultra princessy tomboys. I’ve always been a bit of a tomboy, and at the same time I love dressing up. I wanted my Barbies to encapsulate these playful elements by creating special shimmering gowns, each a one-off featuring my hand worked textiles.”

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The collection consists of five dolls and will be available from the 14th of February. Each doll will retail for £120 which is about $200.

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[Via – Clash-Music]