Monday Muse: Say Aloha to Trina Turk Resort 2017

Trina Turk Resort 2017

Trina Turk Resort 2017

When designers talk about neutrals, you’ll find Michael Kors talking about his famed camel (a shade featured on his shopping bags and coats alike) and Ralph Lauren extolling the virtues of a good, deep navy blue. Calvin Klein? What would the label be without black and white staples? Well, for fellow American designer Trina Turk, a neutral is anything but — the Cali designer has built her label on prints, color and kaleidoscopic combinations therein, so to her and her loyal customer base, a neutral might be a hibiscus print or a geometric rainbow. Well, there were plenty of those “neutrals” in Turk’s latest collection, which takes plenty from Hawaiian culture and blends it with the designer’s signature Palm Springs ethos. Why? There’s a new Trina Turk store coming to Honolulu and Turk took inspiration from island life, island culture and, naturally, the colors of the tropics.

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Trina Turk Resort 2017

Trina Turk Resort 2017

While some contemporary labels focus on giving their customers a desk-to-dinner outfit, Turk’s more focused on beach-to-dinner — and she’ll be the last person to apologize for that. Caftans, Bermuda shorts, and off-the-shoulder dresses were included, and have become standard Turk fare; this season, however, they were done up in colorful aloha prints punctuated with hot pink and a vivid military green.

It wasn’t all kitsch, though, because Turk also drew from Hawaii’s midcentury architecture and classic Hawaiian motifs. Traditional island handiwork was featured, too, with a quilted maxi-dress drawing inspiration from traditional techniques. The island’s breeze blocks also appeared (not only as a backdrop for the lookbook) in geometric prints that appeared on outerwear and more. For those who want in on the island fun in a more sedate way, there were nautical stripes, airy, breezy coverups and a jumpsuit or two that have plenty of Turk’s DNA without the detour to Waikiki.

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