You can count on Trina Turk to deliver vibrant prints and relaxed silhouettes, filtered with a cheerful attitude that entices you to take a trip to some tropical locale. A recent architectural tour of Havana inspired Turk’s latest collection — its rainbow bright hues and exuberant midcentury architecture factoring well into the brand’s vernacular.
Coppelia, a famous ice cream parlor, was particularly influential in providing the collection’s rainbow swirl print and color palette of tomate, guava, mojito and indigo. The print was featured on cropped trousers, a flirty daydress with ruffle bust, and a one-shoulder top (one of a few new off-the-shoulder evolutions providing shoulder appeal). Other prints included a Tropicana floral done on a new “wiggle” skirt silhouette, styled with a short-sleeve safari chambray jacket taken from the Seventies-esque uniforms worn by women working at the airport.
It was the dressier set of offerings that felt particularly modern and appropriate for life outside Havana. There’s an elegance associated with two-pieces designed to be worn together. Standouts included an indigo and white striped off-shoulder top and dramatic pant combo, done in acetate viscose with a shimmer effect, as well as a long white tunic with matching shorts and border stitch detail. Turk was able to interpret the old tropical glamour of Havana and make it feel accessible.
For Mr. Turk, there were jacquard suits that have become popular with celebrity event dressing, trousers done in the wild Tropicana floral shared with the women’s collection, and the oh-so-easy short mechanic suits, done this season in pinstripe and a checkered print.