There are many ways to create a stylish barbie collection, but here are a few tips to keep in mind when it comes to getting the best out of your designs.
For a first-time barbie designer, one of the most important things is to understand the design elements of your collection, said Sajeev Bhattacharya, author of Barbie Style: How to Create a Fashion Collection that is Truly Yours.
“You have to know the basics, the materials you need, the colours, the shape, and the length of the piece,” he said.
A designer’s first task is to think about the design concepts of the pieces, he said, adding that this should be done while designing the items in a creative way.
“You have so much freedom to make the pieces as unique as you want,” he added.
If you do choose to make a barbie, you should focus on two things: the colour scheme and the style of the items.
As for the colours of the barbie pieces, you can use a range of different types of colours, including pastels, pastels with different hues, pastel hues with varying hues and other types of shades.
“The key is to keep the shades of pastels and hues consistent and the hues are not the main focal point,” said Bhattacheary.
“Use a variety of colours to create the illusion of a different style,” he continued.
Barbie style kits have become popular in recent years.
There are a variety available, with a number of colours ranging from pink to green, according to Bhattahary.
“There are many different shades of colours available for the kit, ranging from different shades like pink and green to bold shades like red, yellow and orange,” he advised.
“Make sure that you are selecting colours that are in harmony with each other and that they look like they are not meant to be mixed.”
Barbies can be made with a variety other fabrics, such as cotton, wool, linen and acrylic.
A few popular materials are: leather, nylon, rayon, silk and synthetic materials, such the neoprene, polyester and polyester-coated polyester.
To make the best barbie you will need to make your collection with a range, from basic barbies to the ultimate barbies, Bhattay said.
“Each barbie is different, so make sure you pick a style that fits your needs,” he encouraged.
The best barbies can look very unique, but you should always try to combine the best colours in the collection to achieve the desired look, Bhatacharya added.
“If you try to make two colours, one will look better and the other one will not look as good.
Make sure that the colours are in sync and are blended.”
If a barber shop offers a barie kit, then you can choose from a range including leather, polystyrene, wool and nylon.
“A barbie barbie kit should be made from the finest of materials,” said Amit Kumar, founder of Bhatish, a barbershop in New Delhi.
“Choose a material that will allow the barber to add some dimension to his hair and to give his barbie the appearance of a man’s head.”
Barbies are also a good way to introduce your customers to your brand and your design philosophy.
“This is a great way to create buzz and make your customers feel comfortable, and to keep them coming back,” he recommended.