Trina Turk for Banana Republic Collection — Palm Springs Poolside Chic
The queen of groovy, retro-flavored, breezy Palm Springs fashion, Trina Turk, has joined forces with retail chain Banana Republic to produce a limited-edition capsule collection arriving at BR stores, as well as on BananaRepublic.com, this Thursday, June 7th. Inspired by the image of 1970s cocktail parties held next to lavish, kidney-shaped pools in posh California pads, the collection features sunny dresses, blouses, shorts, tunics, skirts, bikinis, beach towels, and handbags in punchy pink, orange, turquoise, white, and black hues and, more importantly, bearing dynamic prints with tropical overtones.
Among the prints in the expansive collection is a kaleidoscopic swirl motif in tangerine, fuchsia, hibiscus pink, and crisp white hues, as shown in the Trina Turk for Banana Republic Pink Swirl Printed Bonita Tunic Dress ($120) pictured last above, a knee-shaped number with long sleeves, a sash cinch waist, and a groovy, rounded, keyhole-shaped neckline outlined in a thick, ribbon-like band. Another dominant print boasts a whimsical aquatic motif, capturing undulating fish forms, each covered in colorful yellow, turquoise, mustard, light aqua blue, teal, and seafoam green dots (or in pink, fuchsia, yellow, and orange dots) meant to resemble scales and positioned in such a strategic pattern as to create a slightly psychedelic mosaic effect. The Blue Pisces and Pink Pisces prints pop up on pieces like the Trina Turk for Banana Republic Blue Pisces Printed Cora Strapless Dress ($150) shown at top, a form-fitting strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline, a bustier-like bodice, and a fitted waist, or the Trina Turk for Banana Republic Pink Pisces Printed Sonya Strapless Patio Dress ($130) shown sixth from top, a resort-ready maxi dress with a flirtatious ruffle along the bustline and a sash at the waist.
A botanical print set against a white backdrop, meanwhile, captures the scenery at the bottom of the sea — from sand dollars to anemones, phytoplankton, coral reefs, and seagrass — but takes them into a surreal realm through the usage of a rainbow’s worth of colors like deep turquoise, electric blue, coral red, pale yellow, paprika red, cornflower blue, kiwi green, and dried saffron orange, along with the integration of geometric patterns along the interior of their shapes (among them chevron-like patterns, cube shapes outlined in bold black, and concentric ovals). The “Crazy Botanical” print appears on dresses, perfectly tailored shorts, and breezy blouses like the Trina Turk for Banana Republic White Crazy Botanical Printed Astrid Top ($89) pictured above, third from top.
Vivacious and flamboyant Trina Turk prints are paired with versatile wardrobe staples like streamlined sateen shorts in solid colors with wide waistbands, like the Trina Turk for Banana Republic Orange Sateen Short ($49.50) shown fifth from top; demure pencil skirts in crisp white or animal prints; and short-sleeved safari jackets with jaunty belt straps and cargo-like pockets. It’s in these simple and modern separates that the Banana Republic aesthetic shines through and the genius of the collaboration between the two brands becomes all the more striking.
Trina Turk for Banana Republic Blue Pisces Printed Wren Top ($89.50)
Trina Turk for Banana Republic White Crazy Botanical Printed Twist-Strap Dress ($130)
Trina Turk for Banana Republic Orange Pinking Tote ($49.50)
Trina Turk for Banana Republic Black and White Zazzy Zebra Printed Sateen Skirt ($79.50)
Trina Turk for Banana Republic White Crazy Botanical Printed Sateen Short ($55)