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Nigerian Designer Mowalola Ogunlesi Chosen To Style Barbie

Nigerian Designer Mowalola Ogunlesi has been selected as one of the six designers commissioned by British Vogue to dress Barbie.

For Barbie’s 60th anniversary, British Vogue invited six leading young designers to dress Barbie, the world’s most popular doll, in their signature style.


Ogunlesi was selected alongside five other designers; Matty Bovan, Richard Malone, Art School, Charles Jeffrey Loverboy and Supriya Lele.

Speaking to Vogue about her design:

“Mine is a world where everyone is free in terms of what they wear, in terms of how they think,” she explains. “And my women aren’t threatened by anyone – they are taking back their power.”

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Mowalola Barbie for @britishvogue 🖤 In SS20 Acid Cow Dress , Hair by @jembomb and make up by @daniel_s_makeup 🔐 In honour of #Barbie’s 60th anniversary, @BritishVogue has invited six leading young designers to dress @Barbiestyle iconic doll in their signature style for the September issue. Photographed by @staskomarovski. On newsstands Friday 2 August.

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The Lagos born, London based designer styled Solange Knowles for her Daze Magazine cover; Skepta’s 2018 “Pure Water” music video; Nike’s popular World Cup kit and Grammy award-winning rapper, Drake, sported one of her custom jackets.

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