Coming off the heels of World of Barbie, the immersive, interactive experience where you can explore the life of Barbie at Square One, a Toronto-based cruelty-free and vegan brand is taking things one step further. The new Barbie X Hilary MacMillan collab is making your dream closet a reality inspired by everyone’s favourite [plastic] fashion icon.
Run, don’t walk to get your hands on the Canadian designer’s Shades of Pink Collection, which re-imagines 15 of its ready-to-wear looks with a fun and funky twist reminiscent of the Mattel toy’s iconic closet. Think bold colours, eye-catching patterns and ultra-feminine silhouettes that will turn heads, all available at the new pop-up at 131 Bloor St. W. in Yorkville.
“This capsule re-imagines our brand’s staples to channel the nostalgia of Barbie through generations past and cementing our vision in offering optimistic and dopamine dressing,” MacMillan said in a statement.
The pop-up has caught the eye of Barbie fans everywhere, with shoppers visiting the store in-person for the full Barbie experience.
Bestsellers include the Hilary MacMillan trench coat, Barbie-ified in a bright fuchsia shade and complete with one wrap-style belt and one buckle-style belt for some variety in closure. The coat is also lightly rainproof and fully lined. If you’re looking for something a little cozier, than the faux fur teddy coat in bright pink might be more your speed. Featuring a custom Barbie Head Pin from Canadian designer Biko on the lapel, this statement piece will keep you looking like you stepped straight off the runway all winter long.
The pop-up store is a pink-all-over dream, and it’s made for all ages – the collection offers some items in kids’ sizes, including a mini Barbie trench coat, plaid skirt and cardigan for the parents looking to match with their child.
Sizes in the collection range from extra small to 4XL and also come in kid’s sizes.
Hilary MacMillan previously launched a Barbie-inspired capsule collection with Hudson’s Bay in honour of the plastic doll’s 60th anniversary.
The collection launched on Aug. 11 and will be available until Sept. 30.