Rubin Singer is always looking to expand fashion's boundaries. The designer, who created Beyoncé's much-talked-about bodysuit for the 2013 Super Bowl and has dressed such celebrities as Glenn Close, Heidi Klum, Lucy Liu, and Alicia Keys in red-carpet gowns, showcased his collection on a regularly scheduled Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to New York during fashion week a couple of months ago.
"As a designer, I’m always interested in finding new ways to present my collection,” Singer said. “Showing up in the air, over the Atlantic was truly a unique fashion moment like nothing I’ve ever done or seen.”
In Houston next month, he'll show his fall collection of evening-inspired ready-to-wear on a conventional runway at River Oaks Country Club as the featured designer at the Passion For Fashion Luncheon, benefiting the fashion and interior design programs at Houston Community College. Even on land, it's bound to earn raves, as it did from Women's Wear Daily, which noted that it was a season of "expansion and experimentation" for Singer.
A red mini-dress with dramatic sleeves "looked like a piece of welded armor with warrior vibes" while "a mini tuxedo dress with a built-in corset was a playful, sharply tailored offering," the fashion daily noted.
At the luncheon on May 16, Singer will be interviewed onstage by yours truly, which has become a Passion for Fashion tradition. In addition, style expert Neal Hamil, co-host of the Neal & Libby podcast, will emcee, and Melissa Mithoff will be honored as the HCC Design Society Fashion Icon. (Previous recipients have included Sheridan Williams, Phoebe Tudor, Merle Yarborough, Kelli Cohen Fein, Diane Lokey Farb, and Becca Cason Thrash.)
Powerhouse due Courtney Hopson and Elizabeth Petersen are co-charing the luncheon. For more information and tickets, visit the Passion for Fashion website. Singer will also make a personal appearance at Elizabeth Anthony, which is debuting the collection in Houston, on May 16 and 17.