Fashion creative Aleali May has teamed up with Mattel’s Mattel Creations divisions to create a limited edition Barbie wardrobe. Designed as a preview of her apparel collection, the Aleali May Barbie doll wardrobe set comprises of a t-shirt, bodysuit, cargo pants, boots and sandals, all of which have become defining silhouettes for her distinct look.
Commenting on the effort on Instagram, May stated, “Grateful and so so excited to announce my partnership with Mattel Creations’ iconic Barbie doll. The memories as a young girl shopping for the latest Barbie is still so vivid. I couldn’t wait to play dress up or cut the hair into bobs and bangs, lol — some of my first fashion moments.
“And even with this, I was still looking for representation in the realm of toys. A toy that can get as fly as I see myself — a representation of the many women I had posters of in my 90s childhood room. Girl groups, R&B Singers, rappers and models.. the same girls who showed girls like me, that we can be that girl too. Teaching the next up about our inspirations, honoring the ones who’ve come and looking brightly towards the future.”
Look for Barbie and May’s wardrobe to launch on December 3, 2021 on creations.mattel.com.