Her signature printed designs for the season have been cited as one of the ‘standout collections.’
Rubin previously worked for Alexander McQueen and John Galliano in Paris , where she assisted with Galliano’s main line collections, designing prints that were chosen for his womenswear SS06 lines. More recently Rubin’s SS07 and SS08 collections were short listed for the Fashion Fringe Award Scheme and gave her the platform to exhibit her designs at London Fashion Week.
The capsule collection for Dune will include 12 shoe designs ranging from the timeless Mary-Jane pump to the on-trend 70s inspired wedge, as well as 3 must-have totes and clutch bags. Available from early March 2011 in selected Dune stores nationwide, dune.co.uk and Selfridges London, prices will start from £45 for a beautiful multi-coloured pashmina scarf to £110 for the statement raffia platform sandals. Jamie Brogden, Head of Design at Dune says: ‘We are thrilled to be launching our very first designer collaboration with Olivia Rubin, one of the most dynamic and recognized young British designers’. Olivia Rubin says: ‘It has been an incredible experience working with Dune on this collaboration and bringing a selection of my signature prints onto a range of both classic and contemporary shoes and accessories. They understand my vision as a designer and together we worked on creating a collection that has something for everybody.
They are a ‘try if you dare’ shoe, and for those who aren’t afraid to stand out from the ‘sheep crowd’. I can’t wait to wear them myself!