Designer Spotlight:Trina Turk
Trina Turk for Banana Republic Summer 2012 Collection
Trina Turk’s takes on the fall/winter 2019-18 season are mysterious and one-of-a-kind indeed, if compared to others, as the California-born designer mixed neo-noir film references with contrasting mannish and girlish figures for the upcoming colder seasons.
For her Trina Turk fall/winter 2019-18 collection, Trina Turk, who often draws inspiration from California’s landscape and culture, sort of went behind the scenes of one of California’s most notorious industries, namely entertainment, taking us by surprise. Neo-noir films “L.A. Confidential” and “Chinatown” served as the main motifs for this latest collection of hers, with their signature sensually gloomy and mysterious scenarios serving as the focal points of such inspirations.
And although a piece of California is still the focus of this Trina Turk collection, those who are familiar with the designer might find the majority of the staples kind of unexpected, to say the least. Ever since founding her label in the mid Nineties, Trina Turk has primarily focused on bright, shiny colors, often adding springy patterns to most of her proposals. As a result, her collection always exuded a kind of confidence that is yet to be replicated.
Although definitely more dark-toned, Trina Turk’s signature confidence got revisited throughout this latest collection of hers too, as both “L.A. Confidential” Kim Basinger-inspired attitude, and “Chinatown” Faye Dunaway’s looks were vividly transposed to the collection’s garments.
The Trina Turk fall/winter 2019-18 collection featured everything from flirty polka dots to boyish sharp, clean cuts, with most of the contrasting figures being juxtaposed to one another. With neo-noir films being the main sources of inspiration, Trina Turk proceeded into transposing Thirties and Forties-inspired figures to more modern fashion settings alternating, among others, checked, pied-de-poul midi skirts with glam rock leather jackets.
Although being extremely vintage in its spirit, the Trina Turk fall/winter 2019 collection is unapologetically modern at heart, even with the omnipresent cascades of ruches and frilled hems interrupting the heavily rich textures of most of the garments with their lightweight frivolity. Those who cannot help but hopelessly love the hype pussy-bow shirt will be extremely happy to find Turk’s own version of the blouse, which she combined here with both an elegant, androgynous suit, and a maxi coat in faux white fur.
The latter inevitably drew all the attention to another coat of Turk’s, which breaks the collection’s neo-noir vibes with its glamorous cheetah patterns. Even among the noir inspirations, Trina Turk found the way to inject standard Turk-inspired patterns into the collection, here seen in the peachy long-sleeved shirt and floral skirt.
All in all, we definitely hope Turk will keep on experimenting with the most noir side of fashion, in the seasons to come, too!
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If there’s one thing I particularly love about the New York Fashion Week, that’s the fact that its runway shows feel like an extension of summer. Whenever it comes to a Trina Turk collection, such feelings get always amplified. For the next warmer seasons, theTrina Turk spring/summer 2019 collectiontakes us on vacation to the Caribbean, surprising us with a blast of cheerful colors, jocose patterns and fresh, dynamic cuts and lines.
Specifically inspired by Cuba, the references and cultural reminiscences of which played a huge role throughout the NYFW 2019 collections too, this Trina Turk spring/summer 2019 line-up is femininity at its purest, with even the signature Cuban pinstripe suits being revisited and translated to a more delicate and bon-ton style. Trina Turk’s trip to Cuba is, however, not just about art and design.
Trina Turk’s journey to Cuba is, in fact, a meticulous one discovering the Cuban roots, as she deeply searched for the island’s contrasting spirits, different approaches to life and historical souls, before applying them to her proposals. As a result, she managed to perfectly transpose the Cuban architecture, nightlife, society and cultural differences to fashion, applying each one of these motifs to equally intriguing and intricate graphic patterns.
When not focusing on prints, Trina Turk opted for lace embroideries, zigzagged hems and slightly gauzy fabrics, the contemporary outcomes of which embody Cuba’s new modernist era.
While Cuba’s most notorious ice cream parlor chain, Coppelia, served as an inspiration for this Trina Turk SS 2019 collection’s color palette and rainbow swirl prints, Havana’s nightlife helped Trina Turk recreate a sort of ‘dancing queens’ night out’ motif, enhanced here by fringed jumpsuits and oversized frilled detailing.
To better recreate the Cuban daily life, Trina drew inspiration from both the touristic and native sides of the archipelago. While peplum long-sleeved shirts, body-cons, floor-length frocks remind us of the most glamorous side of Cuba, cargo jackets, denim pieces and hats quickly wake us up to the Cuban reality. One of the collection’s items, a short-sleeved denim jacket was for this reason specifically inspired by this reality, and took Trina Turk to further analyze the Cuban society’s obsession with aesthetics, too.
“The women were wearing what appeared to be these little olive-drab uniforms that looked like they were from the ’70s, but in a really good way. They were made of this really heavy cotton twill and were kind of fitted, with flared pants and long collars. I thought they were great,” she explained backstage.
As much as Cuba’s traditional and colonial architectures mirror its political and social history, this Trina Turk collection is a reflection of Cuba’s diverse artistic movements, with more traditional layered mini dresses creating an appealing contrast with the collection’s casual-chic sweatshirts and ultra modern jackets with tactical cut-outs at the shoulders.
Refined in every single detail, this Trina Turk SS 2019 collection aims at providing us with something aesthetically pleasing to look at, as beauty and perfection may be regarded as one of Cuba’s intrinsic values.
“But the thing is, people there really care about how they look. Color is really important to them,” she concluded, making us hope for more introspective fashion journeys in the days to come!
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Californian at heart and modernist in spirit, Trina Turk founded her eponymous line in 1995. Throughout her collections, she has somehow always been able to celebrate her homeland, and her ready-to-wear and accessories fashion shows are some of the most awaited ones year after year. This time, with theTrina Turk fall/winter 2019-17 RTW lineup,New York Fashion Week got overwhelmed with a mixture of European bohemian and Californian styles, where prints and vibrant colors are the main protagonists.
Infused with Turk’s indescribable passion for vintage clothes (one could easily spot her while going to flea markets and thrift stores, looking for some statement jewelry to add to her collection), the lineup is filled with retro-inspired details, such as big floral brooches, bowler hats, berets and even Parisian cloches. The collection celebrates different materials too, enhancing all the colorful prints not only with well-tailored items and clean lines, but also (if not mainly) with a never-seen-before richness in texture that gives all the looks a vaguely haute couture allure.
Besides cotton, Turk made great usage of woven jacquard and faux fur, carefully combining each one of these fabrics with the most appropriately designed patterns. Although multicolored stripes surely are the key element, adorning basically anything from super-skinny pants to pencil midi dresses, Turk couldn’t exempt herself from bringing pied-de-poule patterns, paisley motifs and big floral prints back to fashion, referring to their overall retro vibes as “a bit magpie and vintage-inspired”.
As for the colors used, Turk blissfully combines earthy tones, which range from Californian desert colors to British countryside-inspired hues, with bright reds, purples and oranges letting us know that nothing will possibly ever stop her from employing color-blocking motifs. Even those who strictly follow the ‘never wear more than three colors at a time’ rule will be surprised to notice how cool such a potpourri of shades looks in just one outfit.
When it comes to the main lines and cuts, Turk particularly enjoys roomy trousers and big sleeves, mannish jackets and equestrian-inspired culottes, alternating such looks with more conventionally feminine pieces, among which longuette skirts, A-line frocks and hourglass maxi dresses give the entire collection a more ethereal turn. Lace makes a quick appearance too, getting exquisitely matched with a striped single-breasted coat and a pair of high-heeled ankle boots (incredibly balancing the figure rather than making it look stocky).
Lastly, while browsing through the collection, Turk’s emphasis on the coats becomes undeniably visible, as almost each one of the looks unveiled includes at least a coat or waistcoat. Aside from the dark green anorak and the double-breasted navy coat, Turk’s coats all feature unique patterns and one-of-a-kind colors, meaning that if you are looking for a vintage-looking staple to sport this upcoming cold season, something you’ll be able to also hand down from one generation to another, you should probably consider making an investment in one of Turk’s creations.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
TheTrina Turk spring/summer 2019 collectionhas already been unveiled with its enduring optimistic touches and a feature to naturally boost the mood. The motto of the designer – Tina Turk not to take oneself too seriously and have fun with fashion is reflected in every single collection of the lifestyle brand. As she herself has repeatedly stated her inspiration is coming from Californian landscapes and architecture. Accordingly we could predict from the very beginning that the Trina Turk spring 2019 collection is also Californian-inspired, but this time we have obviously failed in our predictions since this year the designer has visited Capri for several times and got obsessed with the Mediterranean atmosphere.
Going deep into the collection we can notice that in every single piece we are catching crystal aqua water splashes, turbulent waves, the endless lucid sky, the hot sun rays, some cold dizzy cocktails, exotic plants and just relaxing spirit. The collection introduces apparel for wearing both on the beach and in the city and not only. There are also some pieces available that can be consistent with upbeat cocktail parties. The color spectrum is as always bright, vibrant, and chock-full with warm and glowing colors, which is actually emblematic of positive Trina Turk.
It is evident that Trina Turk returned from Capri fully energized and animated to convert the marine atmosphere into diverse prints and patterns on impeccable fabrics and even to bring forth innovational solutions like spaghetti-strap scarf-like dresses. There are plenty of casual rompers in the collection, some of them having some classic touches that call for matching clutches. One of the rompers is evidently inspired from iconic striped umbrellas on Saint-Tropez’s beach; another one is carrying over the combination of sky and sea. Flaring pants and jumpsuits included in the collection are entirely covered with various exotic flowers brought from an island in the Mediterranean.
The signature pieces of collection come to be scarf-like oversized dresses with flaring hems some of them being short cut, others – floor length. What unites the tulle dresses is the illusion to carry a massive field full of colorful flowers. Tina Turk is especially enthusiastic about her innovational caftan dress with spaghetti straps and her enthusiasm is surely to become infectious among a series of fashion hunters next year. The beach theme couldn’t but generate a couple of swimwear, knitted and crocheted cover-ups and wide brim hats.
However Trina Turk could not limit herself with only the Mediterranean Sea. Due to her being so curious and trying to get inspiration from anything possible, Trina Turk has found contemporary illustrator Lisa Congdom on Instagram and got inspired by her works to create one print in her collection. Additionally, looking back at the early ‘60s and ‘70s, let us refresh our memories to visualize the clothing pieces embellished with floral patterns: Trina Turk has evidently traveled not only to Capri for several times this year but also back to the sixties and seventies so as to bring those eras into being her spring/summer 2019 fashion line.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
TheTrina Turk fall/winter 2015-2019 collectioncelebrates the brand’s 20th anniversary through enchanting bright prints and colors, multicolor tweeds and retro-inspired silhouettes. The designer turned to “multi-culti San Francisco” for inspiration, transferring the city’s energizing spirit to her one-of-a-kind designs that are bold, cheerful and elegant at the same time. The iconic Californian style so characteristic of Turk’s designs can’t but be here too, looking especially bedazzling with the Fifties silhouettes and occasional Sixties touches. Diversity is the next characteristic feature of the collection, which brings mini dresses, classy culottes, jumpsuits, pants and skirts to the scene, as well as a big array of stylish outerwear options.
Multifaceted is the best word to describe the Trina Turk fall/winter 2015-2019 collection, which manages to cater to the style needs of different women, both those business ladies trying to look elegant and feminine at the office and the modern fashionisers, who are fond of playful prints and lovely little dresses with a distinctive retro touch. In any case, the designer manages to bring a bright mood to the fashion world through the bold fusion of lush floral prints, graphic geometric motifs, abstract and leopard patterns. The Trina Turk woman manages to transfer a pocketful of sunshine with her to the cold months of fall, not ditching typical summer-y prints and colors.
Alongside those heavily printed little dresses, shirtdresses, tunics worn over slim-fit culottes, trench coats and skirts, a big part of the collection is devoted to a much sober and timeless style, where pants are the protagonists. Usually cut at the ankle length and featuring flared shapes, they come in classic and monochrome shades such as black and cream, bring timeless staples especially perfect for those working class ladies and those, who like to show off their feminine and elegant side on various occasions. Especially striking is the black palazzo jumpsuit that is all about modern minimalism with a beautiful Seventies vibe. Add some bright accessories to it to get ready for party nights or keep it more simplistic for work.
Turk has managed to skillfully combine different fashion eras in her small collection, bringing the Sixties through the graphic printed tunic, the Fifties through the leopard top and the Seventies through the palazzo pants. Moreover, there is a vast diversity of stylish outerwear options available too, including colorful faux fur coats, tweed and plaid coats and options with faux-fur collars.
Whether she’s dressing up or dressing down, Trina does it colorfully and boldly this fall, after all she knows what the typical Trina Turk customers expect from her. Overall, the Trina Turk fall/winter 2015-2019 collection is an eye-pleasing and extremely wearable line filled with some of the most amazing trends for the upcoming fall season!
Photos courtesy of WWD
TheTrina Turk spring/summer 2015 collectionpresented during the 2nd day ofNew York Fashion Week spring 2015is the complete implementation of the designer’s idea “not to take anything too seriously” and live the life with an easy and laid-back attitude. According to the designer herself, the inspiration behind the collection was “the multicultural mix and Pop Art quality of the L.A. flower mart”. The collection in general had an early sixties feel about it and the models in their outfits reminded us of a ‘60s beach party with swimmers, surfers and people just enjoying the sun.
The fashion label Trina Turk represents a matchless collection of clothing designed both for men and women. The sources of inspiration for the designer and the founder of the label are all the cultures around the world, architecture, art and nature, in a word, everything beautiful that surrounds us. The Trina Turk company was founded in Los Angeles, CA back in 1995 and ever since it has quickly gained popularity among women all around the world. The clothes designed by Trina are absolutely gorgeous and elegant, and at the same time, rather comfortable and functional. Once you have purchased an item designed by this person of immense talent, we can assure you that you’ll be in the ranks of her loyal fans forever and will be coming back for more!
Original materials, innovative designs, bright colors and excellent tailoring have become the hallmark of Trina Turk. Trina Turk knows what today’s women want and there’s always something for every woman in her “fashion arsenal”. ” What I love is when I see Mom’s and daughters shopping together at our stores because I feel like that means we’ve got something for a really broad range of women”, says Trina.
The outfits in the Trina Turk spring/summer 2015 collection are colorful, energizing and creative, characterized with tastefully picked color and pattern combinations and a whole range of renovated and trendy designs, matched with classic forms like relaxed long-sleeved tops and A-line dresses not leaving the patterns like stripes and Polka dots out of the array either. Every single fashion piece comes carefully detailed and well thought over. The details like patterned headbands and ombre technique for accessories like handbags and clutches should also be mentioned here.
Finally, we can confidently claim that it’s the range of super cute and youthful pieces like shorts and chunky heeled open toe sandals that finish up the Trina Turk spring/summer 2015 collection securing the absolute success and diversity of combos. Trina, you killed it! Can summer 2015 get here already?
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As you think chic attitude-filled casual ensembles for fall, which are also cozy and warm, thinkTrina Turk fall/winter 2014-2015 collectionthat came to embellish the second day ofNew York Fashion Week fall 2014! Apparently, the famous Californian brand was yet one more time impressed by the charm and the beauty of L.A., picturing the impressive sights in the newTrina Turkfall line. It was a standout line not only due to the smashing clothing pieces designed, but also the way these pieces were combined into absolutely killer looks. In short, for statement-making fall looks of yours, make sure you dive into the explicit beauty of the Trina Turk fall/winter 2014-2015 collection to find some treasures for you!
A big inclination towards making fall dressing more vibrant and impressive can be felt in the Trina Turk fall/winter 2014-2015 collection. This idea was brought forward thanks to the use of eye-feasting prints, like the bright florals and the geometric patterns. Other than that, the designer suggests brightening up gloomy autumnal outfits with shades like mustard, orange, red or fuchsia. The harmonious balance between colors and bright prints was well maintained thanks to the use of black, beige, cream, white, navy blue and moss green.
The Trina Turk fall/winter 2014-2015 collection represents a beautiful mix of feminine and masculine vibes, which definitely make the best fashion pair ever! To this end, the ladylike pleated skirts were matched with boxy jackets – a style so much reminiscent of Hollywood, the leather shorts and floral-printed top came topped with the masculine blazer, while the sophisticated printed pants and the delicate blouse were accessorized with a masculine cap. The masculine inspiration of the collection could also be noted thanks to the men’s wear patterns used that looked so ideal in combination with feminine florals.
In case you want to turn yourself into a carefree and definitely super-sassy Californian girl this fall, the Trina Turk fall/winter 2014-2015 collection can serve as the best source of inspiration for you! The looks you see here represent the best proof of this!
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Youngsters run the world andNew York Fashion Weekrunway thanks toTrina Turk. The entire idea of theTrina Turk spring/summer 2014 collectionrevolves around the easygoing and careless teenagers with their capricious styles and behaviors. Inspired by sunny beachy moods she created some really interesting pairs of tops and shorts, shiny floral motives periodically applied to each. This is yet another collection that states that floral power is still on in the spring to come!
The theme of the Trina Turk spring/summer 2014 collection is mainly in the shades of quite bright overtones that quite nicely match with each other. This is true of both the menswear line and the cute combinations designed for the active young ladies.
One of the shiniest parts of the collection represents the pieces of the swimwear chosen as bright and energizing as possible staying within the preselected color cocktails. Nicely draped bandeaus were a good say in this aspect, giving the collection an additional touch of the sea motives. The reddish drop-like designs used on the white background are a good start for the stripes to follow them in the pieces coming next. Transparency is also introduced here used by some small proportions generally.
Coming to the shapes, we can talk about the shirt-shorts theme most frequently used in the line. This is followed by the jacket-pants duet of the menswear section. Furthermore, the collection features an elegant and simple floor length dress of yellow color: humble and charming. The leather details and elements accompanying some pieces provide useful options of choice. Finally, one of the smallest, yet one of the coolest ideas about the Trina Turk spring/summer 2014 collection is the usage of fancy hats appearing here and there from time to time, complementing the sunny and colorful mood of the pieces.
Thus we can consider the desire of Trina Turk to bring some summer on the runway in the beginning of fall successfully accomplished. Looking through the Trina Turk spring/summer 2014 collection, you just want to feel the warm touch of summer forever and ever. So just go on having fun! Summer is never over!
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Fashionloves creativeness and sometimes even risky approach to styling, and summer is the best time to show off your creative and unique side by experimenting with chic and flirty colors, prints and textures. Don’t limit yourself to safe and tested alternatives this vibrant season, as summer is all about forgiving proportions, adventurous looks and eclectic style solutions.Trina Turkcertainly has her share in bringing such amazing alternatives for women, and now the favorite celebrity stylist gives us the chance to experience the fun of her new range of fabulous clothes. Using two of the iconic features of the brand, relaxation and eclecticism, the newTrina Turk Summer 2012 Lookbookdemonstrates fully covetable summery pieces that every voguish fashioniser is sure to love.
For the sunshine season, the brand has drawn inspiration from lovely summery tones and the incredible experience that comes from traveling. As a result, we can see an ultra-diverse and cheerful line full of rather unexpected elements, as well as gorgeous seasonal trends. The collection is all about prints and colors. Amidst trendy animal prints, there are playful paisley or ethnic vibes used. Despite the trendy factor, the brand doesn’t forget about comfort and shows ultra-sassy shorts, dresses, blouses and tunics, which also feel extremely breezy and comfortable for the hot summer days.
Besides the attention to details and prints, theTrina Turk Summer 2012 collectionalso puts a high emphasis on accessories. Wide brim hats, trendy wedges, golden flats and precious jewelry pieces seem to be the perfect piece to complement all those sunny pieces. Take a look at the lookbook and get inspired to create fabulous summer looks!
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Well, it’s right time for some new dose of designer and retailer collaboration. What about the cheerful and sunshine-filledTrina Turk for Banana Republic Summer 2012 collection? You are sure to love every little bit of it, as this is the best line for you to inject some fun into your summer wardrobe and beachwear drawer. Celebrity favorite designer Trina Turk has put her limitless creativity in a super-affordable limited collection forBanana Republicthat is sure to draw every voguish fashioniser’s attention.
The creative director for Banana Republic, Simon Kneen talked about the motivation behind this brilliant collaboration saying that, “I find myself continually inspired by the cool, modern vibe of southern California and I wanted to bring that spirit to Banana Republic’s summer collection. Trina was a natural partner for this capsule. Her signature prints embody the Palm Springs lifestyle.”
Trina used Palm Springs as inspiration for bringing her vibrant and colorful perspective to the capsule collection. “I decided early on that the Palm Springs ‘cocktails by the pool’ lifestyle would be our key inspiration for the colors, styles, and prints”, she stated.
TheTrina Turk for Banana Republic Summer 2012 collectionfeatures 60 feminine, colorful garments, ranging from lovely dresses and sexy shorts to colorful swimsuits and stylish tops. Just what we all need for the holiday season! As the designer has confessed, she uses uniform consisting of “a lightweight kaftan tunic, a wide brim hat, and sunglasses.” And now we have the chance to get similarly relaxed beachwear pieces.
A myriad of beautiful colors, flirty prints and classy vibes make these lightweight pieces just irresistible. Think romantic floral prints, safari touches and complex patterns. Besides the stylish skirts and maxi dresses, colorful shorts and cardigans, the limited edition collection also features precious accessories that will make your summery looks complete. There are must-have floppy wide brim hats,sunglasses, clutches, woven beach bags, fun necklaces and vibrantly colored bracelets. And you can soon get all these pieces, as theTrina Turk for Banana Republic Summer 2012 collectionis scheduled to be launched on June 7th in stores and online. The prices of the pieces range between .50 to 0.
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