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Fashion Designer To Create Barbies New House?

Roksanda Ilincic will present a virtual house in collaboration with SHOWstudio.

She will work with SHOWstudio to create a virtual dreamhouse for Barbie which will be shown off on the Showstudio website.

Roksanda Ilincic has taken inspriation from London to give Barbie a new home with a modern and contemporary feel, expect lots of concrete and the colour pink.

She has shown her womenswear collections on the London Fashion Week schedule since 2005. Her international customer base and VIP following include appearances on the Duchess of Cambridge, Michele Obama, Keira Knightley, Gwyneth Paltrow and more.

The designer previously created a special dress in 2009 for Barbie’s 50th anniversary.

It’s the latest activity surrounding Barbie’s Dreamhouse following on from the “sale” of her previous $25 million house earlier this year.

“Having previously dressed Barbie to commemorate her 50th anniversary [pictured], I think I have a good idea how her 21st Century pad should look,” said Ilincic.

“SHOWstudio is the perfect partner to enable me to do this, while Barbie is the perfect front row guest.”

Carrie Scott, Director at SHOWstudio, added: “We absolutely loved having Barbie join us as an intern back in 2010, so it’s great to be working with her again.

“Moving house can be so stressful, so we’re thrilled to be giving something back to Barbie by assisting the amazing Roksanda Ilincic in crafting Barbie’s new dream home. Who says the fashion industry doesn’t reward its interns?”

Barbie’s first dreamhouse made its debut in 1962.

SHOWstudio has worked with some of the most influential figures of contemporary fashion, including John Galliano, Kate Moss, Rick Owens, Comme des Garçons and Alexander McQueen.

Over the years, Barbie has been dressed by leading design talents which include: Alaïa, Burberry, Comme des Garcon, Chanel, Louis Vitton, Prada, Louise Gray and of course Roksanda Ilincic. More than 100 million metres of fabric have gone into making Barbie’s glamorous wardrobe. And she has had over one billion pairs of  gravity-defying shoes, including ones created by Christian Louboutin.

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