Barbie The Muse

New Zealand fashion designer Karen Walker has recreated several outfits from her Autumn Winter ’09 collection ‘she’s cracked’ to dress Barbie in celebration of the iconic doll’s 50th anniversary. The ensembles include a bronze twist front dress, a grey Wedgewood dress in wool silk cloque and Powder blue Beswick dress in shattered china silk crepe. “Barbie has always been a fashion leader and so we wanted her to have the very latest outfits that aren’t even in the stores yet, that were only presented for the first time on the New York runway less than a month ago,” Walker said. The designs will become part of the official Mattel archive collection.


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Darryl Moore Debuts at Chelsea with Pocket Park

Darryl Moore Debuts at Chelsea with Pocket Park

The Financial Times looks at how the century-old institution of the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show is “cultivating diversity, widening access and embracing contemporary themes”. The RHS’s focus is…