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Rubin Singer F/W 2008.
Posted on 1st February 2008 by

A woman who lets her heart roam free in a city like Manhattan might need to wear a helmet, or at least rock a fierce power bob. Rubin Singer' s F/W 2008 Collection was inspired by the 1927 silent German film, " Metropolis ;" the tale of an entire city that was fueled by one woman's ability to love. The harsh city atmosphere, smog and steel pipes, littered the pattern of grey and black silk dresses and high-neck blouses. Full-length furs and luxe cropped charcoal cashmere boleros covered fitted corset dresses. A few celebrity shout outs were present, with a Britney-esque (a la "Toxic") flight attendant style mini dress and a bare-chested, black tulle tutu ensemble that would make even Carrie Bradshaw look badass. Leather insets in black satin sparks the collection in shades of deep orange and purple and mini and maxi dresses covered pipes and cobble pattern brightened with a copper sheen. Sharp cut extended collars and tappered shoulders shadows the ultra-modern architechure in the film. To close the show, "The Heart Machine" (which is the "power station" in the film) is represented with an ultra-volumous black formal tea-length gown, clutched at one shoulder with a shimmering crystal brooch. Singer clearly feels the power and pulse of the women that walk the streets in this city, but isn't afraid to be sure to let her sparkle.

Full-Length Furry

"Metropolis"

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