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It's a Barbie-World: The Best Barbie Movie-Inspired Brand Collaborations





By Arushi Sakhuja


The highly anticipated Barbie movie is set to hit the big screen on 21, July, and the hype around the 90s-inspired Barbiecore trend shows no signs of slowing down. Lead actors Margot Robbie and Ryan Reynolds have been promoting the movie lending to their characters Barbie and Ken in the film. Thus, the outfits sports are in hues of pink.





While some are enjoying the throwback, others are questioning whether the hype is worth it, and some others feel it's simply a marketing gimmick. But no matter what brands, celebrities and fashion enthusiasts around the world are giving the colour Barbie trend a nod, and we too got sucked into the trend. Ahead of the launch, many brands are unveiling Barbie-related summer in collaboration with Mattel that are all things pink – even Airbnb announced a Barbie home in Malibu, California that can be rented because it's a Barbie world this month. Regardless of whether or not this summer's wild array of Barbie-branded products is necessary, they're here and we've rounded them all up. From clothing to bags, watches, makeup and more, these collaborations are designed to fully immerse people in the Barbie experience.


Aldo X Barbie





Be it bags, heels or anything feminine the ALDO x Barbie collaboration is all things pink! From PVC bags to swarovski embellished hells and studded bags with heart motifs, the limited-edition capsule collection perfectly captures the fun-loving, inclusive, and fashion-forward spirit of both brands. The collection of accessories, heels, and sneakers(!!!) is cute, affordable, and very, very pink.


Gap X Barbie







Be it your furry friends, little ones or something for yourself, GAP takes the Barbie spirit and converts it into everyday wear staples. From sweatshirts to cloth totes, backpacks, denim jackets and tees, the GAP x Barbie collection is every 90's girl's dream. The collection has a variety of pink shades and the iconic Barbie logo can be found on most of the items.


Kate Spade New York Barbie inspired curation



Staying in sync with the hottest pop culture trend, Kate Spade New York has handpicked a few pieces to help you replicate Barbie's traditional and classy style with a contemporary twist. Bold accessories, pink bags, and eye catcving hand bags in pink hues will help you encapsulate the Barbiecore essence.


Coach Barbie inspired curation






Barbie is reigning the world and Coach too has jumped on the Barbie bandwagon. From the iconic Tabby bag in a pink hue to flats, heels and tote bags, for Coach, pink is the new black this season. Coach has you covered with a wide range of selections for you to sport the Barbie look that matches the new energy! Get on board with Margot Robbie's "IT" moments for the season with Coach pieces by your side!


Michael Kors Barbie inspired curation







To keep up with the hottest trend of the season, PINK, pick from Michael Kors pink pieces that matches the Barbiecore aesthetic. Think feminine silhouettes, hot pink coord sets, dresses, heels and bags, these pieces will help you nail the trend.


Airbnb X Barbie










This is potentially one of the most exciting and intriguing collaborations! Who would have thought even Airbnb would jump on the bandwagon? Well, it's clear that it's not just fashion brands that are banking on the marketing gimmick but so are others. Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse is back on rent bringing Barbie’s all-pink world back by popular demand. Located in sunny Malibu, the oceanfront mansion features panoramic views and serves as the perfect backdrop for Ken’s picture-plastic paradise. Fans will be able to request to book Ken’s bedroom in the Malibu DreamHouse for two individual one-night stays** for up to two guests each on July 21 and July 22, 2023. All stays will be free of charge – because Ken couldn’t figure out how to put a price on Barbie’s Malibu DreamHouse – after all, Ken’s thing is beach, not math! Everyone in Barbie Land can request to book Ken’s room in Barbie’s Malibu DreamHouse beginning July 17 at airbnb.com/kendreamhouse.


NYX Cosmetics X Barbie






The cult beauty brand's NYX x Barbie nine-piece collection leans into the technicolour brightness of it all. You can shop the line's lip butter, shadow palettes, lashes and more! The quirky design aesthetic and the pink cellphone shaped mirror, perfectly mimic the Barbie ideology and we are digging this for it's creativity. Pick from the ‘It’s a Barbie Party!’ eyeshadow palette and the ‘Ken-ergy Palette’. The ‘It’s a Barbie Party!’ palette features a mix of pink and brown tones, while the other palette offers brighter shades of pink, purple, and blue. The collection also includes mini lip gloss shades, ensuring that fans can complete their Barbie-inspired makeup looks.


Fossil X Barbie









The Barbie™ x Fossil collection’s luxe leather goods and watches are pure Barbie magic without being obvious about it. This collection features an array of watches, leather items, and jewellery, all of which are inspired by the iconic doll’s timeless style. With three timepieces to choose from, the collection features our fan-favorite Watch Ring (INR 11,995) with a five-petal flower design inspired by the quintessential floral print found on all-things Barbie, as well as the Raquel watch (INR 23,995) reimagined with some of her most recognizable icons: a custom-cut crystal flower charm, bright pink pump, roller skate and classic car. The collection’s customizable Carlie timepiece (INR 19,995) comes with an additional interchangeable strap and extra chevron topping, inspired by the original Barbie black-and-white swimsuit, for even more ways to wear it. The Carlie timepiece is specifically inspired by the very first Barbie doll that was released in 1959 and is adorned with a chevron black-and-white swimsuit.

Another fantastic timepiece in the collection is the Raquel watch, which has been reimagined by Fossil to showcase some of Barbie’s most popular symbols. These include a custom-cut crystal flower charm, a bright pink pointed-toe heel, a roller skate, and a classic pink car. In addition to the watches, the Fossil x Barbie collection also features other accessories such as camera bags and wallets.


OPI X Barbie



OPI has teamed up with Barbie to bring us a vibrant collection of nail polishes that are sure to add a pop of colour to your outfit. The collection includes a range of shades inspired by the new Barbie movie, so you can channel your inner Barbie from head to toe. Of course, there is pink but there are also blue, cream and yellow lacquers for those looking for something different. The shades have fun names like ‘Hi Ken!’ and ‘Every Night is Girls Night,’ which are sure to bring a smile to your face. But that’s not all – the collection also includes shimmers, glitters, and crème nail polish shades.



Xbox X Barbie







Well for those who love Barbie and the Xbox, Xbox's Barbie-themed consoles will surely make you smile. While the collection is most striking pink it does feature a few consoles in shades of black, white and blue. So amp up the fun while playing your favourite game this month.






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