In line with Barbie’s annual custom we’ve acquired a brand new Día De Muertos Barbie doll with beautiful colours and calavera designs impressed by the normal vacation. Mexican American Barbie designer Javier Meabe designed the dolls that features a Barbie with a ruffled royal purple costume and florals with calavera sugar skulls. The Ken doll wears a charro look that includes a vibrant blue shirt beneath a vest with skulls, flowers, roses and bones. However this yr there’s a bonus doll designed in collaboration with world-renowned Mexican dressmaker, Benito Santos. The Benitos Santos x Barbie doll wears black charro-inspired apparel that includes white and crimson embroidered particulars, a mermaid hemline and a cropped bolero jacket.
“For this yr’s doll I labored very carefully with our Latin American companions. I needed the design to be filled with vibrant colours and art work. I lined up the earlier Día De Muertos dolls and was impressed to carry some newness to this yr’s line by giving Barbie a color-blocked costume with embroidery and pigment print art work. I then used calavera make up, marigolds, and sugar cranium skeletons to tie all of the earlier dolls within the sequence collectively to really feel like they’re all from the identical setting,” Meabe stated in an announcement.
Santos studied drugs on the College of Guadalajara after which went on to review style design in Lanspiac Institute of Guadalajara. He was born and raised in Tepehuaje de Morelos Jalisco in Mexico. He has dressed well-known girls together with Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete who additionally wore his designs to the Cannes Movie Competition and former First Woman of Mexico Angelica Rivera. Santos has participated in main style reveals together with New York Vogue Week, Los Angeles and Vancouver Vogue Week.
“The Barbie Dia De Muertos Assortment honors the customs, symbols and rituals typically seen all through this festive time of remembrance,” he wrote in a caption on Instagram debuting his design.
“Working with Benito Santos was a extremely collaborative expertise. What I cherished essentially the most about this collaboration was having the ability to carry Benito’s imaginative and prescient to life in a brand new means. He shared pattern boards so we may perceive what themes he was wanting to convey after which we labored collectively to carry his artistic imaginative and prescient to a Barbie scale,” Meabe stated in an announcement. It was a ardour mission from each Benito’s crew and the Barbie crew. I’m thrilled to welcome Benito to the Barbie model and share his imaginative and prescient of what it means to him to have a good time Día De Muertos with Barbie.”
The gathering launched Sept. 8 and the Santos doll is already offered out however the different dolls can be found for buy on the Mattel Creations web site for $80.