Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear
September 08, 2013 New York
Trina Turk, Angeleno, dressed her girl for a road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway for Spring. She brought her bathing suits ("Because you will need your bikini if you're driving up the Pacific Coast Highway," Turk leveled, backstage before her presentation) and she brought her man, a.k.a. Mr. Turk, the label's menswear line. Before we continue, let's take a moment to appreciate Mr. Turk: It takes a confident man to match his blazer to his board shorts, especially when both are covered in an acid rainbow of Warholian flowers. Add those flowers to the bell-bottoms, chunky clogs, and other trippy prints on offer and you've got a road trip headed back to the seventies. As long as we're making that detour, might as well stop in Palm Springs; there'd be no better place for the collection's groovy palazzo pants and matching bandeau (her) and plaid linen suit (him). A long crepe dress in chartreuse, on the other hand, could be worn pretty much anywhere in the present day; it connected in the back with two delicate straps and was simply lovely. If there was a deficit of pieces that felt new, there was a surfeit of gaiety and good humor—essential ingredients in any vacation.