AW12 / Olivia Rubin press day

Olivia Rubin AW12 press day - the showroom, mannequins and clothes railsOn yet another drizzly day (and with pretty much non-stop rain forecast for the next week) I popped to South Molton Street for a ray of sunshine in the form of Olivia Rubin and her autumn/winter 2012 collection.

This was my first time meeting Olivia and I found her to be utterly charming – the type of girl you want to be your BFF. Now in her seventh season, since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2007 she has worked for Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, the latter of which chose some of her print designs for his SS06 womenswear collection.

Olivia’s signature brick print – inspired by “wolf-whistling builders” – is present in this new collection alongside pretty floral patterns and some delightful intarsia knitwear (my favourite being the ball of wool jumper Olivia herself was wearing). Dresses were ultra-flattering, with drapes and panelling in all the right places, tops were trimmed with peplums, and cropped wool jackets featured colourful silk edging. Oh-so girly and oh-so wearable!

This week also saw the launch of the capsule collection ‘Olivia Rubin for Dorothy Perkins‘, featuring printed dresses and tops (of course) alongside swimwear and a soon-to-be-available jewellery range. (Other collaborators include ASOS, OPI and

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Thanks so much to Olivia and Yvonne for inviting me to look through the collection!

Psst! Sample Sale news!

Olivia is holding a sample sale today and tomorrow (Thursday 26th and Friday 27th April) in the showroom at 18 South Molton Street. Open 9am-7pm, head along for up to 70% off the AW11 collection!

EDIT: The sample sale is now ending on Tuesday.

Olivia Rubin AW12 press day - line drawings / sketchesOlivia Rubin AW12 press day - looking through clothing rails in the showroomOlivia Rubin AW12 press day - food and intarsia knitwear laid on the tableOlivia Rubin AW12 press day - labels close-upOlivia Rubin AW12 press day - clothing rails in the showroomOlivia Rubin AW12 press day - cake pops with paperclip decorationsOlivia Rubin AW12 press day - prints displayed on shelves in the showroomOlivia Rubin AW12 press day - intarsia knitwear laid on the tableOlivia Rubin AW12 press day - rows of goody bags, containing Mood Lip Gloss, a ring from Maggie Angus and eyelashes from Shimmer Twins

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  • Sarirah

    The capsule collection looks beautiful. A Summer wardrobe should contain a piece from there for sure. :)

  • adele

    Love the capsule collection!
    Happy Thursday Hun xoxo

  • Laura

    Love the paperclip motif! Impressed with the DP collection too, that bright pink wrap dress is lovely.

  • Atiqa

    Never heard of her. But I really adore her clothes. It’s cool that she is a nice person too…Thanks for introducing me to a new designer….and a great one!

  • Kate {Something Fabulous}

    What a beautiful collection! I love these photos, may I ask what camera you use? It would be great if you could get back to me!

    Kate {Something Fabulous}


    • Becky

      Hi Kate,

      I use a Nikon D60 which is a fairly old model but one I’m still getting to grips with!

      Thanks for all of your recent comments, they really do mean a lot!


  • Ria

    This is a wonderful collection, I love the sweaters! Thanks for sharing :) xoxo

  • Kylie

    Oh she really is a sweetie :) love the prints here. Great photo’s again Becky, they are getting more and more brilliant each post x

  • Nuha

    looks like an amazing collection! seriously, swooning over that first dress and all of those gorgeous sweaters! and i love the framed art :-)

  • devil’s in the detail

    adore this post – beautifully documented!