Monday Muse: Baja California Inspires Trina Turk Resort 2016

Trina Turk Resort 2016

Trina Turk Resort 2016

With 20 years under her belt, you’d think that Trina Turk could pump out a resort collection without a second thought. Her brand, after all, is built on the joie de vivre of vacations, the chilled Prosecco-fueled poolside afternoons and the heartbeat of L.A. But instead of resting on her Technicolor laurels, Turk looked south for inspiration — namely, Baja California — and offered up a collection of colorful options for city dwellers and resort-ready vacationgoers alike.

“We’re known for our color and prints, but for Resort we really just wanted to go for it,” Turk told Style.

She did, too. There was nary a piece that didn’t sport acid florals, exploded paisleys or sarape stripes. There were plenty of airy caftans, shirtdresses and separates that will have the ladies who lunch set pulling out their Amex cards, but for the PYTs of L.A. packing for Coachella, Tulum and Punta Mita? They’ll likely pair jacquard shorts with their go-to crop tops and choose the culottes over the floor-grazing cover-ups. That’s the beauty of a Trina Turk presentation: there’s something for everyone.

Trina Turk Resort 2016

Trina Turk Resort 2016

Even the print-averse will find solid trapeze dresses, military-inflected outerwear and more subdued prints to suit their fancy. Prints came with embellishment, too. Because Turk’s so adept at adding just the right amount of extra, sheer caftans came with beaded necklines that would be perfect for cocktail hours no matter the setting. And what’s more comfortable than a caftan? Try one and you’ll toss all those body-con dresses along with everything else you’ve Kondo-ed this year. Turk’s never been a label for the shy, but everyone can get in on the fun with a jolt of hot pink or a paisley short. Turk’s greatest hits are available now online and at a dedicated pop-up shop at the Parker, and we wouldn’t be surprised if a few of these quieter (though not by much) solids made the cut for the designer’s next landmark celebration.

Trina Turk Resort 2016

Mr. Turk Resort 2016

And while the jumpsuits that Mr. Turk has been pushing probably aren’t the line’s biggest sellers (not everyone wants to look like a mechanic, even if a jumpsuit offers full range of motion), they were back in the resort collection. But alongside the flight suits, Turk’s husband Jonathan Skow showed plenty of tropical-tinged formalwear that would not be out of place at a beach wedding, a poolside soirée or even a night out in L.A. As guys are embracing their inner dandies, Turk’s slightly metallic, Rat Pack-esque jacquard suits — perfect to pull apart and wear with plain black pants — and slim, tailored separates don’t look so radical after all. And while the ladies will always have the spotlight at a Trina Turk presentation (and at stores — the men’s line is exclusively sold at TT boutiques and online), a little arm candy never hurt anyone.

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.