Monday, March 16, 2009

Rebecca Turbow Makes Safe Clothes

Manhattan based designer, Rebecca Turbow, knows a thing or two about being chic. Famous for donning monochromatic outfits (a few years ago it was all turquoise, now she has subtly gone for shades of grey), Turbow's Fall 09' collection is a pleasing array of sophisticated charcoals and black, done in smart shapes and adorable detailing. Turbow can't help but follow her family trade- having learned about fashion from her leather-smith father (whose own father was a furrier), Turbow learned to sew at a young age, and throughout highschool insisted on strictly wearing her own fashions. Coming a long way from her days of college clothing design, Turbow has maintained her mod aesthetic. While Turbow draws inspiration from her longtime idol, early 1960's "father of the space age" designer Andre Courreges, and finds new inspiration in Hussein Chalayan (the British/Turkish designer known for his modern architectural designs), she insists that it is really New York City that inspires her work. Her clothes have matured into a collection of pieces that are classy and sexy in the demurest of ways- suggestive cutouts on the shoulder of a dress, a collarbone exposing shift dress, and a feminine take on the boyfriend staples- soft t-shirts tucked into slim, high-waisted, cropped trousers. Using fabrics ordered from NYC's very own Garment District, Turbow dynamically combines cotton, wool, and silk for her Fall collection, creating sweet silhouettes with a gathered bubble skirt, waist defining dresses that can easily go from day to night, and unexpected but adorable petal aplicaes draped down the breast of a simple silk shirt. In a time when the world seems to be falling apart, and one has to stop and ask themselves if fashion is all that important right now, Turbow is confident in her career choice. "You can't feel bad about what you do. This is greater than me. It's what I was meant to do." Rebecca Turbow is being sold exclusively at Candy Store, Otte, and Pixie Market in New York.

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