Designer Barbie from Jean-Louis Sabaji
A few weeks ahead of the Arab Fashion Week, the Arab Fashion Council (AFC) has collaborated with the Fashion Icon Awardee of 2021 Barbie, the most diverse fashion doll in the world, with Lebanese couturier Jean-Louis Sabaji. The debut of the collection will be held at Dubai Design District (d3) on the 10th of October 2022 in the presence of regional and international media, celebrities, and fashion industry key players. As per the Arab Fashion Council, the event will be in accordance with Dubai health guidelines.
“Barbie is a brand rooted in culture with fashion at its core, continuously inspired and inspiring the fashion community around us. We are thrilled to partner with the Arab Fashion Council once again in this important region, to collaborate with Jean-Louis Sabajis and are excited to see his creative vision recognized in the upcoming collection” said Ruth Henriquez, Head of Consumer Products Mattel EMEA
Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer, Arab Fashion Council. adds “Barbie is a fashion Icon and has been a source of inspiration for many designers’ creative journeys throughout the years. Jean-Louis Sabajis similar early fashion experiences with the doll made the designer a perfect match for this partnership and we are so excited to see this collection come to life” Said Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer, Arab Fashion Council.
“My first experience with fashion was dressing a Barbie doll, and collaborating with them on a full collection will definitely be the highlight of my career.” Said Founder and Creative Director Jean-Louis Sabaji.