“As an ethnic minority designer, I am so honoured to be paired with the gorgeous black vitiligo Barbie. I saw the collaboration as an important opportunity to promote diversity and inclusivity. I believe that the modern-day woman would find empowerment in unique designs with a back story.” Alice Khor
For 2020, Vogue in partnership with Barbie, have re-imagined Barbie’s Dreamhouse inspired and led by 10 female creatives. Class of 2020 graduates Alice Khor and Symela Fotiadi from BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development were chosen to design an outfit each that best reflects the Barbie of today and we caught up with them to find out how they tackled the challenge and how they became inspired by Barbie throughout her 60 years.
Who is Barbie to you?
I have a fond memory of a Barbie children’s book called “What Shall I Be?”(published in 1999) It featured Barbie having various occupations, one of which was a fashion designer. This was the very …