“Collaborating with @Barbiestyle is a childhood dream come true given I spent countless hours with my cousin playing with Barbies,” Shiona mentioned in a press launch. “It was important for me to reflect on Barbie as an icon through the lens of Black culture during Black History Month.” In an Instagram post, Shiona went on to say, “Thank you @barbiestyle for collaborating with me to create barbies with braids, finger waves and everything in between. Chicks by the layers, all different flavors. And even a curvy doll, in a crop top, with waist length twists. Baby Shiona is PROUD. Representation matters and I’m so grateful to be a part of this moment.”
Along with the trendy new wardrobe, Barbie will probably be releasing 5 new Olympics-inspired dolls in early March in celebration of the Summer season 2020 Tokyo video games. Every new doll comes able to compete with its personal Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 jackets and a mini gold medal to be earned after showcasing their athletic abilities: skateboarding, mountain climbing, browsing, karate, softball, and extra. Preserve scrolling to take a nearer take a look at the upcoming Summer season Olympics 2020 Barbies and store the dolls modeling Shiona’s Black History Month assortment, together with the unique 40th Anniversary Black Barbie, forward.