When walking into the BOX presentation room in Lincoln Center at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, it was clear that the Trina Turk Fall 2013 collection was representative of a conscious brand evolution. The designer known for her playful and bright prints and California cool was looking to grow up. While being known for poolside prints and beachy brights, this sophisticated collection consisted mainly of sleek tailoring, rich colors and layers abound.
- 70s Silhouettes – Maxi length column dresses and jumpsuits that gave the models endlessly long and lean figures were prominent. There were also matching printed pantsuits, all of which created tailored but streamlined fits, for a comfortable and classic look. All of these oh-so-70s basics were brought to 2013 with creative layering of outerwear. The gorgeous printed silk scarves and colored leather gloves made keeping warm look effortlessly chic.
- Textures – Mixed textures were a huge part of this collection and layering was key. Cable knits over crepes, curly lambs wool over tweeds; there was a great mix of luxurious textures that define a fall collection. Like many other collections this season, voluminous furs continue to reign as a winter esssential.
- Southwest vibes – Despite the fact that the look was more sophisticated, Trina Turk still infused the collection with her penchant for great prints. From big bold stripes to fine repeated square and zig zag prints; they came in colors with names like plum, lake, cognac, saffron, oxblood and rusette. The prints often had a southwest vibe that was also seen in the wide brimmed fedoras from Albrizio.
The models all wore chic wide brimmed hats with their hair wrapped in headscarves and the makeup focused on peachy colors and extremely dewy glow on the cheeks.
By Sylvia and Samantha of lipglossandblack
Photos by Sylvia