"Spring 2012 is the most recent stop in Rubin & Chapelle's continued exploration of modern dress codes and looks at an 'elevation of day' and a 'softening of evening'. Sonja Rubin says, "Photographs of Emily Floege and Gustave Klimt depicted on their summer vacation on Lake Attersee in flowing robes depicts a dignified yet easy sense of Luxury and Leisure". Kip Chapelle says," We wanted the effortlessness of a T-shirt but with the clarity and formality of a tuxedo".
That being said, with ease Rubin & Chapelle introduced us to their Spring 2012 collection which consisted of long silhouettes, ethereal dresses in lightweight silks cut on bias, and t-shaped robe-like dresses with a slight drape in the front and an accentuated back silhouette. Designers Sonja Rubin and Kip Chapelle founded Rubin & Chapelle in 1997. They opened their first store in 2002 in Manhattan's Meatpacking District designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf.
Rubin & Chapelle was one of the first stores we (meaning I) visited upon the move to New York and we have been consistently impressed, as has been the label's clientele, ranging from Kiera Knightley to Scarlett Johansson.
It could not have been said any better when it was noted; this season fuses the classics and shapes that work, with new proposals, in complimentary silhouettes.