Trina Turk debuts her 2011 Swim & Spa Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

This year's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim officially kicked off with Los Angeles-based designer Trina Turk as her models rocked the runway with Turk's glamorous style! On Thursday, July 15th, Trina Turk's fashion show was held inside Cabaña Grande at The Raleigh Hotel in South Beach. Talk about a full house! Everyone in Miami arrived in style to check out the next level of swimwear which Trina Turk certainly delivered. The front row shined with celebrities like Lisa Pliner, wife of Donald Pliner, (pictured on the right with Silvia Goldenthal), Angela Simmons and Bow Wow. This was the designer's first appearance at the annual swimwear event. Most of the swimwear reflected a laid-back, Palm Springs lifestyle, including color palettes of orange, fuchsia, turquoise, pink and deep violet. The Trina Turk Swim & Spa 2011 Collection, "Acapulco Gold," was inspired by the opulence of the Mexican world-class resort. The collection included an exotic mix of vibrant colors and sexy designs. Throughout the show, Turk impressed her audience by accessorizing her models with over-sized straw beach hats to complete their runway looks. This was my favorite highlight from the show and I get the feeling I'll be seeing those hats on South Beach pretty soon!

The fashion show also featured Mr. Turk Menswear, classic American resort wear reworked with Turks signature prints and bold colors.

Top Left: It's not about the white's about these amazing Trina Turk beach bags used throughout the fashion show! They are perfect for a day at the beach: spacious, colorful and oh so stylish! Top Right: This beach cover-up shined on the runway and it was hard to keep your eyes off the pattern...I LOVED IT!

Top Right: This mini dress is a perfect example of Trina Turk's signature pattern (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim).

The finale of Trina Turk's fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Cheers to a lovely show and these fabulous beach hats!!!

Top Left: Rev Run's daughter, Angela Simmons, strikes a pose backstage for MBS with a Trina Turk model. Angela sat in the front row of the fashion show with rapper Bow Wow. Top Right: Trina Turk after the fashion show (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim).

Top Left: Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard and Samantha Stephan enjoying the official kick-off party for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim by The Raleigh Hotel's infamous pool. Top Right: Allison Robins and Liz Newman enjoying their mojitos during the party.

Top Left: Diaset Cabrera and yours truly! Top Right: Lisa Pliner along with celebrity stylist, Leon Frager. Don't forget to visit Trina Turk online to learn more about this talented designer or to shop from her many collections.


  1. Stunning collection for the kickoff MBFW Swim Show. It seems that bandeau are gonna be 2011's style! Love Trina Turk's vibrant colors and sexy designs. The oversized straw hats were a HIT.
    Simply fabulous!

  2. I agree!!! I want everything! :)

  3. Glad you liked this post ladies!! I still can't get over the straw hats myself...GORGEOUS!!! ;)


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