Brooklyn-based fashion designer Rebecca Turbow, of “Safe Clothes,” has been promoting safety-through-consistency for years. The former Turquoise Queen (she infamously wore teal and white for seven years straight) converted her wardrobe and clothing line to gray in September of ‘07, and this winter’s collection is no exception. Swing coats, mini-dresses and pleated skirts — the line is nostalgic for more optimistic times in American history, when people wore knee socks and Sloan Wilson wrote “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit.” But while Wilson was criticizing social uniformity, Turbow is celebrating the balance and compromise of the gray palette. And while it might be obsessive to wear the same color every day, there is something oddly comforting in knowing that if you bump into Rebecca, she will be wearing gray.
Photos courtesy of Tom Hines.