Remember in "Mad Men," when Don Draper run away to Palm Springs with a sexy stranger?
The flowing caftans and halter neck, jersey knit dresses in psychedelic swirls in juicy colors, predates the Mod Sixties by three years. What she wore was Southern California's idea of upper-class resort wear, the Leisure Class.
Today's purveyor is Trina Turk. For this Summer, she is carrying on the Modernistic Sixties torch for Banana Republic.
She's reworking the resort stand-bys, the caftan and the tunic, into work wear easing into evening wear.
Her 60 piece collection for Banana Republic embodies the aspirational Palm Springs lifestyle, combining flirty prints and must-have summer styles for effortless transition from deskside to poolside and everywhere in-between.
Banana Republic uses patterns that are exclusive to Ms. Turk.
o Breezy daytime silk tops, including tunic, tie-shoulder and cowl-neck styles
o Tie-waist, twist-strap, strapless and maxi dresses in bright, airy silks and cottons. These are the most expensive at $150.
o Chic sateen shorts in sharp solids and bright prints
o Desert floral patterned bikini separates in halter and bandeau style tops, at $68, with coordinating bottoms at $58.
· JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES:
o Floral and zebra print scarves, structured pinking sheer totes and summer clutches in bright colors.
o Printed wide-brimmed sun hat.
o Bright and bold enamel jewelry, including stackable bangles, statement necklaces and earrings in limited edition printed jewelry pouches.
· LIFESTYLE ITEMS:
o Printed makeup bag, pencil case and plush beach towels.
Now, you can continue living the "Mad Men" style, without the need of a costume designer or a crashing into a film set's wardrobe department.