Kith Women and Barbie released the Kith Women for Barbie doll – the centerpiece of their new collaborative collection launched on December 6th. This collection includes apparel for women and kids that blend brands’s signature silhouettes and fabrics with Barbie’s iconic legacy.
In 2019, Kith Women and Barbie announced their partnership by launching a doll styling contest and a Kith in-store retrospective, paying tribute to Barbie’s 60-year history as an iconic interpreter of style. The styling contest, open to the public, invited participants to create the official Kith Women for Barbie by styling a selection of dolls with 80 women custom doll-sized apparel and accessories pieces. These submissions were then reviewed by a panel of judges, comprised of three industry-leading stylists including Ade Samuel, Dianne Garcia and Maeve Reilly. These judges narrowed the submissions down to six finalists which were then voted on by the public to choose the winning doll that would be available for sale.
The Barbie doll is dressed in miniaturized Kith Women apparel in complete custom packaging. The packaging includes a miniature clothing rack with various Kith Women apparel, accessory, and footwear options for the doll, as well as a bench inspired by those found in Kith’s flagship stores.
In addition to the doll, the apparel collection sits at the intersection between timeless Kith Women silhouettes and iconic, timeless Barbie detailing. The Golden Bear Varsity Jacket is offered in Black and crafted in a high-quality wool-blend fabric with quilted lining. Complete with full patchwork such as a gothic K patch, Kith box logo, and branded patches on the sleeves and back, the Varsity Jacket is the centerpiece of the apparel collection. The Jane Hoodie II is available in a 100% Black cotton fabric with brand’s artwork, as well as in a rich Amazon green with gothic branded font which matches back to the Chelsea Sweatpant with the same detailing. The Cris Crew is offered in Pink and White and have varying Barbie artwork and the brand’s logo detailing on each sleeve. The collection also includes special Kith Women x Barbie iterations of the Alexa Cropped Hoodie, Mei Tee, Lucy Tee, Mott Tee, and the brand’s signature Dad Hats.
The Kith Kids for Barbie collection also includes a Golden Bear Varsity Jacket offered in classic Barbie Pink and includes other unique Kith for Barbie patchwork elements. The Kids line also includes branded Onesie and Pant set, 100% cotton Kids hoodies and tees with logo and Barbie elements, a Williams Sweatpant, and a 100% cotton French terry Hoodie Dress with a unique graphic on the front.