If you aren’t already in the know, you should get to know the feminine flair of womenswear designer Olivia Rubin. If you’re into joyful dressing, rainbow prints or sequins you’re in for a real treat! A favourite of Emma Watson, Jessie Bush and Fearne Cotton to name a few, Olivia Rubin designs are known for their signature graphic prints and bold colours on simple yet feminine silhouettes.
Olivia has previously worked at Alexander McQueen, Dior and John Galliano in Paris and kick-started her eponymous label with her SS07 collection. The brand has established a strong media presence as well as a loyal customer base after being picked up by the likes of leading fashion titles Vogue, The Times and Instyle. We sat down with the brains behind the brand, Olivia herself, to get the inside scoop on all things Olivia Rubin…
Your signature style is graphic prints, bright colours and feminine shapes, where do you get your inspiration from?
My colour inspiration always refers back to rainbows and the positivity that they represent. I look a lot to the 70s and 80s for silhouette research and the creative everyday women around me are always inspiring my collections.
Do you have a fashion icon?
Not one specific icon but a few of my favourites include Miuccia Prada, Elle Fanning and Julia Roberts.
What are your favourite trends for the season?
I try not to follow trends and tend to stick to my own signature. I’m looking forward to continuing rainbow shades and sequin polka dots. Colour and sequins all year round are a must for me!
How big is the team behind Olivia Rubin?
Not big at all but growing! I am building the team slowly and ensuring that who I hire are 100% committed to the brand and what I represent. We have a great team and we want to keep the personal feel of the label as we expand.
What does a typical day for Olivia Rubin look like?
No such thing as a typical day and that is what I like about my job. I spend most of the time in my design studio, based near Notting Hill in London, but the job involves a lot of travelling from China to New York and a lot of meetings around London, Being a mum I always try and maintain a balance between my work and family life making sure I drop both my girls to school in the mornings even if it means working late at night.