We’ve always been a fan of designer Trina Turk. Known for her sophisticated sportswear and signature prints worthy of any Mad Men set, the designer, who learned how to sew from her Japanese mother, is debuting her spring 2011 swimwear collection as the “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designer at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach on Thursday, July 15.
If you know anything about the Trina Turk aesthetic, you know that she’s always been inspired by the cocktail party and poolside lifestyle of the desert. For her swimwear collection, the designer looked to the Mexican resort city of Acapulco in the 1960s and 1970s, an era known for glamorous getaways by Hollywood’s rich and famous and the international jet set. Expect her signature patterns, unique prints and cool color mixes, embellished with unique gold hardware inspired by Trina’s love of vintage jewelry and architecture.
The California native started her eponymous line in 1995 and from there the company’s grown to stand-alone boutiques in Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Burlingame, New York and Bal Harbour. In addition to women’s and men’s ready to wear, and now swimwear, Trina Turk offers a hosiery “guest designer” line with Hue, a printed fabric collection for the home with the venerable home furnishings manufacturer Schumacher, and Trina Turk home products, including rugs, pillows and tabletop textiles.
As a “Mercedes-Benz Presents” designer, Trina Turk joins the prestigious ranks of past designers including Asian American Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Narciso Rodriguez, Red Carter and CHADO Ralph Rucci.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim takes place in Miami Beach, Fla., at The Raleigh from July 15-19. Among the many designers who will be presenting their Spring 2011 collections include Crystal Jin, designed by Asian American Crystal Eley, whom we featured in our Summer issue; Mara Hoffman Swim; and True Religion Swimwear.
For more Trina Turk looks from her spring collections, keep reading.