Barbie x Kipling | Pink Mode: On!
Pink Mode: On!
With the world set to be gripped by Barbiecore™ fever this summer, Belgian bag and accessories brand Kipling is thrilled to launch its collaboration with the iconic fashion doll.
The range, set to include 6 bags and two new accessories, is a playful and positive collection finished in pink, perfectly colour matched to the iconic hue instantly recognizable as Barbie. Featuring zips and trimmings in white, there’s a super sweet feel to these innovatively crafted delectables that are lacquered with a transparent glaze to create a special shiny version of Kipling’s signature crinkle nylon.
Stand-out details include a silicone Barbie logo tag, adding the iconic brand to the seam on the bag’s side. On the opposite side, a doll, wearing a Barbie-pink jacket, dangles from the handle. A close look at this keyhanger doll – which is also available as a standalone accessory – will reveal she is carrying an Abanu bag, and dangling from that is one of Kipling’s much loved monkey charms, covered in Barbie-pink fur.
This tiny version of the monkey charm is also available in a scaled-up regular size, which comes beautifully boxed. She wears a sun visor in playful homage to the fun-loving character. She is the latest addition to our roster of iconic and collectible furry monkeys.
Meanwhile, the range of six bags features some of Kipling’s most wanted and bestseller styles including the Art M lightweight tote and the compact Seoul S backpack. Smaller-scale bags include the top handle Bina M and the shoulder bags Gabbie Mini and Ayda. The collection is completed by the inclusion of the Creativity pouch, the perfect option to complement your ensemble this summer.
The bags’ linings all feature a playful mix of photorealistic Barbie dolls and Barbie logos, and each bag is signed off with the classic Kipling roundel logo in the centre.