kali uchis models sophia webster’s new barbie shoe collection

Take your exclusive first look at the Tyler, the Creator collaborator rocking the London designer's plastic, fantastic (and historic) new collaboration.

by i-D Staff
24 August 2015, 7:44pm

Columbian singer-songwriter Kali Uchis is the star of a new campaign for Barbie by Sophia Webster shoes -- and we've got the exclusive images! Catch Uchis modeling 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 including two sneakers, one flat sandal, and three heels (as well as 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 and surrounding areas will be released on Thursday, the day the collection launches in Selfridges London. 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 colors, 22 hair styles, and 23 hair colors.


Kali Uchis
Sophia Webster