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kali uchis models sophia webster’s new barbie shoe collection

Women and kids can get into the new footwear, which includes flat sneakers and sandals, as well as signature stilettos.

by i-D Staff
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24 August 2015, 3:20pm

Colombian singer-songwriter Kali Uchis is the star of a new campaign for Barbie by Sophia Webster shoes - and here are the exclusive images. Catch Uchis modelling the collection (alongside Rinse FM's Yinka Bokinni and Yasmin), which was created to celebrate Barbie wearing flat shoes for the first time.

Webster's collection will include six adult styles comprising two sneakers, one flat sandal, and three heels, and three children's versions. The designer said: "Creating a shoe collection for Barbie has always been my dream project, but getting to be a part of her embracing flats for the first time made it extra exciting, and deeply personal. I love that this concept strikes a balance between dreams and reality - the idea of getting Barbie in some hi-tops and setting her loose in East London instantly appealed."

A video of the crew kicking it round Shoreditch/Walthamstow and surrounding areas will be released on Thursday, the day the collection launches in Selfridges London and online at sophiawebster.com. The collaboration is a continuation of the Barbie Fashionista campaign, which celebrates diversity with 23 new dolls, featuring 14 different facial sculpts, 8 skin tones, 18 eye colours, 22 hair styles, and 23 hair colours.

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