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Kylie Jenner Inspires Signature Looks in the Bratz x Kylie Collection

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The Desiree Team
August 5, 2023
IMAGE CREDIT - BRATZ X KYLIE JENNER
MGA Entertainment, the entertainment and toy company behind Bratz, joined forces with reality television star and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner to create the Bratz x Kylie collection.

MGA Entertainment, the entertainment and toy company behind Bratz, joined forces with reality television star and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner to create the Bratz x Kylie collection. The collaboration between Bratz and Kylie Jenner marks a significant milestone in the fashion doll industry, as it is the first-ever celebrity collaboration for the popular toy brand. This exciting partnership brings together Bratz dolls' signature style aesthetics with inspiration from some of Kylie Jenner's most iconic fashion looks.

Left to right;  Kylie at the Met Gala in 2022, Kylie at the 2022 CFDA Fashion Awards in 2022, Kylie at the Met Gala in 2019

Kylie Jenner expressed her enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating that she has been a fan of Bratz since childhood and has always wanted her own Bratz doll. Working alongside the Bratz team, she played an active role in the creative process to ensure that the dolls truly captured her unique style. The Bratz x Kylie collection features miniature versions of Kylie Jenner's memorable Met Gala looks, including her statement dress with bright purple feather trim by Versace from the 2019 Met Gala and the Off-White bridal gown she wore at the 2022 Met Gala.

Kylie Jenner at the opening of the Thierry Mugler, Getty Images

Apart from these iconic red carpet looks, the collection also includes a doll modelled after the black gown and diamond headpiece Jenner wore to the Thierry Mugler Brooklyn Museum exhibit opening in November. The dolls reflect Kylie Jenner's fashion-forward and trendsetting style, paying homage to her distinctive choices in haute couture.

The collaboration highlights the synergy between Kylie Jenner and Bratz, as both entities share a common ethos of disruption and self-expression. Jasmin Larian, Bratz's creative director and founder of Cult Gaia, expressed that the collaboration expands beyond Kylie's millions of fans and reaches the audience that grew up with Bratz, creating a nostalgic experience while resonating with the current generation.

With Bratz being the most followed doll brand on TikTok and Kylie Jenner's massive social media influence, this collaboration has the potential to reach a wide and diverse audience. The fusion of Bratz's youthful rebellious spirit with Kylie Jenner's energetic and expressive style presents a unique and exciting collection that bridges the gap between the past and present.

For fans of both Bratz and Kylie Jenner, these collectable dolls offer a unique opportunity to own a piece of fashion history, celebrating the creative expression and individuality that both brands champion. As the first-ever celebrity collaboration for Bratz, the Bratz x Kylie collection sets a precedent for future partnerships, showcasing the power of celebrity collaborations in driving brand visibility and engagement. But we have a love-hate relationship with celebrity collaborations. Here's why:

Other Celeb Collabs We Love

Billie Eilish x Nike: This unique collaboration between Nike and  Billie Eilish stands out for its message about sustainable fashion. The collection featured Nike Air Force 1 sneakers in Mushroom and Sequoia colourways, emphasising the importance of recycling and taking better care of the planet. Billie's creative input led to patchwork designs with the Eilish x Swoosh branding and foam scrap sock lines, making it a remarkable and environmentally conscious fashion collaboration.

Gucci x Harry Styles: The collaboration between luxury brand Gucci and  Harry Styles brought a masculine transformation to the fashion world. Styles posed for Gucci's advertising campaign, sporting unconventional looks that challenged traditional gender norms. From a checked jacket with a bow tie to a 'Prince of Wales' coat, this collaboration showcased a blend of eccentricity and high fashion, leaving a lasting impression on the industry.

Rihanna x Puma: Rihanna's partnership with Puma as the creative director brought a fresh and innovative touch to the sportswear giant's collections. The Velvet Puma Creepers gained immense popularity and celebrity endorsements, making it a fashion-forward and successful collaboration. After a brief hiatus, the announcement of Rihanna's return to Puma in 2023 created much anticipation for what's to come next from this dynamic partnership.

It's a Hate-Love Relationship

Celebrity collaborations present a compelling opportunity for brands to enhance their visibility and tap into the vast fan base of A-list celebrities, garnering media attention and attracting new audiences. These partnerships often result in unique design concepts that infuse the celebrity's personal flair, creating limited-edition products that ignite excitement among consumers, ultimately driving sales and revenue. Moreover, aligning with popular celebrities can positively impact a brand's reputation, associating it with the star's admired attributes and values. The collaborations also generate significant social media engagement, amplifying brand awareness and reach. However, brands must be cautious of potential risks, such as brand dilution if the collaboration strays from the brand's core identity, the high financial investment required, and the short-term impact that may follow the initial buzz. Negative associations may arise if celebrity partners face controversies, potentially affecting the brand's reputation. To ensure success and growth through collaborations, small business owners must conduct thorough research, strategically plan their partnerships, and align celebrity choices with their target audience's preferences and interests.

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