Who’s bought swagger? That could be a query Mattel doll Ken can reply with confidence. For his 60th birthday celebrations, Dapper Dan, Harlem’s style kingpin, has given Ken the New York kind swag makeover, and the appears are to die for.
Kenneth Sean Carson was named after the son of Mattel founders Ruth and Elliot Handler. Ken hit the markets on March 11, 1961, as Barbie’s higher half. Ken has advanced over time and so has his type.
There are actually 9 totally different skin tones, three physique sorts, 10 eye colours, 27 hair colours, and 20 hairstyles of Ken dolls and he now not wears simply the long-lasting crimson swim trunks with a yellow towel hanging round his neck.
Legendary designer Dapper Dan, born Daniel R. Day Ken, made a reputation for himself within the ’80s making bespoke items for the hip hop royalty like LL Cool J and Bobby Brown for almost a decade from his Dapper Dan’s Boutique. A style line with Gucci in 2017 noticed him open his second retailer and atelier Dapper Dan’s of Harlem in 2018.
Because of an epic collaboration with Dapper Dan, Ken now has three customized appears that epitomize the New York road type uniquely fitted to make it drip with swag and proceed to set tendencies.
“With each look that I design, you get a powerful sense of the wearer’s persona, and Ken’s customized appears are not any totally different.
“I created three appears that have been daring and daring due to who Ken is right now – he defies expectations, units tendencies, and is a real unique,” Dapper Dan mentioned of his creations in an announcement from Mattel to Paper magazine.
In keeping with Daily News, there’s a two-toned crimson parka with a fur-lined hood paired with wheat-colored boots and an identical bucket hat; a up to date slim monogrammed black go well with accompanied by a golden trimming and an identical ascot; and a extra informal ensemble with a multicolored motorbike jacket, sweatpants, and sneakers.
“Our mutual capacity to answer and mirror individuals’s considering is what has given us each longevity. Ken’s appears are match for a brand new age, that includes high-impact- tailoring, a play on logos, and highly effective shade mixtures,” he added.
Mattel will reveal the three new appears on Barbie’s international platform on March 14 and 15 or you possibly can test it out on Barbie’s Instagram alongside the opposite dope styling by designers Tan France in addition to Berluti Inventive Director Kris Van Assche for the 60th birthday celebrations.