Serving as an exciting roundoff to Black History Month, Harlem's Fashion Row and Mattel's Barbie teamed up for an exclusive collection of dolls dripped out in fun-size pieces by three prominent Black designers.

Founded in 2007 by Brandice Daniel, Harlem's Fashion Row dedicates its efforts to celebrating emerging designers of color, introducing soon-come household names to new audiences, brand partnership opportunities, and more.

HFR is also the reason for LeBron's first women's basketball shoe, the LeBron 16, which was co-designed by the 4-time NBA MVP himself and Fe Noel, Undra Celeste, and Kimberly Goldson.

Continuing to do what it does best, Harlem's Fashion Row celebrates Black excellence in fashion, giving Black Barbie dolls a wardrobe update by designers Hanifa, Kimberly Goldson, and Rich Fresh.

Led by CFDA/ Vogue Fashion Fund 2021 recipient Anifa Mvuemba, Hanifa is a ready-to-wear line inspired by the carefree modern woman, boasting bold colors and feminine trims to accentuate the figure. Hanifa's FW21 "Brooklyn" coat patent leather coat and Zoe boots style its doll, turning her into the ultimate "it" girl (or doll, in the case).

The Kimberly Goldson doll lets its presence be known, boldly and proudly, dressed in the brand's Spring 2022 "Mari" multi-layered dress and "Lizzette" shorts. The look truly embodies the essence of Kimberly Goldson's namesake label, a blend of Brooklyn's diverse cultures with a dash of luxury.

As for the Rich Fresh doll, it's is just that — fresh. Outfitted in the label's Winter 2021 tracksuit, a fave of founder and Ermenegildo Zegna protégé Patrick Henry, the piece offers a perfect balance of coziness, opulence, and style. Henry, aka Fresh, went with this particular doll because it resembles August McQueen, a frequent muse and model of the brand.

After over 75 years, Barbie is still "designing to inspire," linking with Balmain, Kith, and BAPE in the past for unique collaborations perfect for all ages (adults like me included), and this latest linkup is just as noteworthy.

While you may be looking to collect these stylish dolls, your best chance at scoring Harlem's Fashion Row x Barbie one-of-one designer dolls is through auction. Proceeds go towards HFR's ICON360 non-profit organization, which offers financial assistance and professional development programs for rising Black designers and HBCU fashion initiatives.

While I gave up all of my Barbie dolls years ago, HFR x Barbie makes me want to start a new collection.

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