Aleali May officially has her own Barbie doll
The hugely popular fashion stylist, blogger and designer Aleali May is back with another innovative collaboration. This time around, it comes as Mattel, Inc. revealed its latest iteration of Mattel Creations, the company’s direct-to-consumer design and sales collaboration platform, titled “The Collaboratory.” This collection includes Evan Mock, Aleali May, Kristopher Kites and Blue the Great. Coming from diverse backgrounds spanning multiple media, these four designers associated with four iconic Mattel brands will be well worth the investment. “The Collaboratory”, a collectible toy capsule – will launch on December 3e on MattelCreations.com
Known for adding a personal touch to her collections, May has incorporated limited edition items inspired by the jade jewelry her grandmother gave her. The creation of this childhood Barbie was a looping moment for the famous fashion stylist, “My connection with Barbie started as a young girl playing with dolls,” May says in a statement. “Dressing them up, having fun creating new hairstyles on the dolls and really experiencing my first turn with what I’m doing today, styling others. ”
Barbie’s exclusive wardrobe includes cargo pants, a cutout bodysuit, knee high boots, a classic tee and paparazzi-style sunglasses. The wardrobe will be available for $ 55.
In addition to Aleali May’s Barbie, Mattel’s “The Collaboratory” also includes 3 additional collaborations: Evan Mock x Hot Wheels, Kristopher Kites x Masters of the Universe and Blue the Great x Thomas & Friends.
Priced at $ 30, surfer, actor and clothing designer Evan Mock has teamed up with Hot Wheels to produce a 1987 Hot Wheels 1:64 scale Toyota Pickup inspired by his North Shore, Oahu style. Famous jewelry designer Kristopher Kites, known for his oversized bespoke pieces, decided to revisit his childhood and create an Orko pendant. Priced at $ 150, this limited edition character can be worn on an iridescent chain or displayed on a special base, using a light to bring the Orko pendant to life. Last but not least, multidisciplinary artist Blue the Great has created his own take on Thomas & Friends. Priced at $ 30 and featuring colorful bubble letters, the artist gave this limited edition die-cast its edgy graffiti look.
Mattel continues to create curated offerings that celebrate the brand’s importance in producing and collaborating with today’s most prominent artists, designers and pop culture influencers. Remixing iconic Mattel toys into entirely new inspired designs will continually create a special kind of art; a timeless art influenced by iconic toys. The ‘The Collaboratory’ collection will be available on MattelCreations.com from December 3, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. PST.