Barbie Ferreira is known around the world as an actress and style icon. She’s also been a Levi’s® fan since childhood — often donning head-to-toe denim to school — and more recently partnered with Levi’s® in the U.S. to introduce a vintage-inspired 501® jean with electric design elements throughout.
So, it made perfect sense for her to team up with our design team once again to bring her creative vision to life through a new, 90s-inspired collection.
Her most recent collection features eight pieces including tops, bottoms and accessories ranging in sizes XS to 3 or 4X and 24W to 22W. The collection is dark and moody, with lace-up details, all-over prints and a hand-drawn bunny doodle created by Barbie’s best friend and artist, Ben Evans.
Barbie created the sketches herself and worked closely with the Levi’s® design team to make a collection with her favorite color palettes, detailing and fits. The collection includes a long dress coat crafted from a washed black denim, a glow-in-the-dark oversized bunny tee, a mesh Second Skin top with an amoeba-style print, a lace-up corset and flare jean, a chartreuse pleated skirt, a reversible chartreuse denim and amoeba print tulip hat and a 501® jean with the bunny logo and a bleached splatter effect.
The collection brings Barbie’s authentic and inclusive approach to art and style to life. Once she perfected her pieces, Barbie turned to her friend and longtime collaborator, Petra Collins, to capture the collection in her distinct style of new-wave feminist photography with rich textures and unique lighting. Petra’s style and Barbie’s artistic direction created a beautifully shot collection with other-worldly visual touches.
“This collection was inspired by my love for beautiful scenes and creating a story with my everyday wardrobe,” said Barbie. “I wanted to play with silhouettes that are reminiscent of costuming from my favorite movies. It was important for me that the collection lived somewhere between a dark fairytale and a nostalgic dream.”
The Levi’s® x Barbie Ferreira collaboration launches worldwide on November 17. It will be available for purchase on Levi.com, the Levi’s® app and select Levi’s® stores and wholesale partner doors. Mark your calendar and pick up your favorite piece on November 17 — they’re sure to go fast!