British born fashion designer Olivia Rubin has been a big hit with celebrities in the UK recently and it’s not hard to see why. Her bold and quirky printed dresses and shoes are a favourite of the likes of Fearne Cotton, Cheryl Cole, Tess Daly and Jamie Winston to name but a few and she is fast becoming one of Britain’s most sought after designers. Having only graduated in 2006, she has already developed a celebrity following that would make more established designers green with envy. Emma Bunton has been seen many times in Olivia’s clothes as far back as 2010 when she wore her ‘Matisse’ dress on the Dancing On Ice programme, as did The Saturday’s Rochelle who wore hers to Boyfriend Marvin’s birthday party. Cheryl Cole was spotted out in one of Olivia Rubin’s ‘Zebra Print’ dresses whilst Fearne Cotton is a huge fan and was seen in her signature ‘Brick Print’ dress. She also loves Olivia’s shoe collection made for Dune and was apparently given a pair of brightly coloured platform sandals which never leave her feet!
Other celebs out spotted in Rubin’s collections are Lily Allen, Jamelia, Remi Nicole, Agyness Deyn, Kelly Osbourne, X Factor judge Tulisa and Sophie Ellis Bextor. Tulisa wore a couple of Olivia’s dresses in the auditions leading up to the live shows of the X Factor. Sugababes Amelle was pictured wearing the ‘Kandinsky’ dress and Jameela Jamil was spotted at the premier for “A Single Man” wearing the ‘Gaudi’ dress from her new Spring/Summer collection. Olivia Rubin’s Autumn womens-wear collection is soon to be available online and includes cool frocks which are inspired by 1930’s New York architecture but in the meantime her Spring and Summer sale is now on and we have featured some great bargains for you.
Brick Print Puff Sleeve T-shirt – The sell out signature brick print has finally made its SS11 debut! Brought back on trend with a duo of pastel tones so grab a piece of Olivia Rubin history while you can! This short puff sleeve t-shirt is made in modal spandex fabric. Hand wash or dry clean. It is a relaxed fit so if tight fit is preferred we suggest you go down by one size. Sale price £30.
Zebra Print Silk Shift Dress – A classic shape made modern with the hot pink zebra print and clashing piping detail. Perfect for any party, this frock exudes effortless glamour. A sleeveless 100% silk georgette dress with orange contrast ‘S’ shape piping on the front, back, neckline and armholes. Black placement print on the top front right hand of the dress. Sale price £90.
Zebra Print Cotton Shorts – Perfect city shorts with a touch of safari! Wear with a crisp white shirt and sandals to work that cool city chic look. High waisted 100% cotton shorts with printed waist tie belt. Pin tuck detailing at front, side pockets, turned up cuffs, front zip and hook and eye fastening at waist. Unlined and either machine wash cold or dry clean. Seen on the Saturdays Rochelle Wiseman. Sale price £50.
Printed Silk Georgette Jacket – Those balmy summer nights have been calling out for a lightweight jacket like this! Wear simply with a tank and jeans for instant wow factor or throw over a printed dress for some clash on clash action. Three quarter length sleeve 100% silk georgette light weight cropped jacket with bubble hem and sleeves. Lined and dry clean. Sale price £75.
Swirl Print ‘Cut Out’ Silk Dress – Make a statement in this multicoloured cut out dress. Go all out with OR for Dune’s bold printed platforms in high summer or leave understated with simple nude accessories. Short sleeve 100% silk crepe de Chine dress with fluorescent pink curved braided hem, armholes, neckline and key hole cut out. Recently spotted on the X Factor’s new judge Tulisa. Sale price £99. All items are available from www.oliviarubinlondon.com