Rebel Barby consists of two lines: Rowena and Rebel Barby
It unveils that: “Seemingly inconspicuous objects shape our society unconsciously, especially when we give them to our next generation.”
Chapter 1: Rowena
The creation of Rowena line started from my intention of healing my body anxiety issues by re-creating the realistic image of my body into my favourite childhood toy.
I grew up playing Barbie dolls. In my mind, Barbie is the ideal beauty standard. I internalised at a young age, that as I didn't look skinny and pale, then I wasn't beautiful.
I wish I have grown up playing Rowena doll instead of Barbie doll. So I designed this collection for the little-girl-Rowena.
Chapter 2: Rebel Barby
Rebel Barby takes world famous Barbie doll as an inspiration, a medium and a subject of story telling, delivers a collection of “rebellious Barbies” in boxes. It uses the product itself as a language to create a conversation with the product, to reflect different aspects of the interaction between the product and our society.
Rebel Barby are pre-Barbie dolls. I wish my mom showed me this collection and told me these stories before buying me Barbie dolls to play with when I was a little girl. So I designed this collection for our future daughters.