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Rolando Santana Shows Off Collection at New Showroom; Trina Turk Presents More Creative Ways to Do Color

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It's clear color is going to be very big this spring, but it's how the designers do color that makes it really interesting. NY1's Stephanie Simon filed the following report from the shows of Rolando Santana and Trina Turk, where the inspiration and styles covered the whole spectrum.

During Fashion Week, when we talk about runway trends, we usually mean what's on the runway. However, at Rolando Santana's showroom, the trend just might be the runway itself. Santana showed his colorful collection at his new showroom in the Garment District.

"This is our new home. After five years, we decided to go in house and build this beautiful space," Santana said. "Although we've had very successful shows elsewhere in past seasons, I think this was something that we always wanted, to keep everything in house and not only have more control but just not have that extra stress, everything that involves having a show off site."

The looks were inspired by artist Mark Rothko.

"Not literal, you know, taking the paintings and making the clothes, but definitely the color blocking, the simplicity of his work, I think it reflects in the simplicity of our collection," Santana said.

From Rolando Santana's show, we head to Trina Turk's presentation for more creative ways to do color.

Color, selfies and more color. With her spring collection and complete accessories line, including those phone cases, beachcombers can go head to toe with Trina Turk patterns, prints and '60s flower power.

"Our collection is inspired by the L.A. Flower Mart, which is in downtown L.A., and we're calling in "Pop Art Flower Mart."

For the men, the "Mr. Turk" line is designed by Trina's husband. Sticking with that beachy vibe, these looks throw caution to the wind.

"I'm getting a lot of, you know, people coming up to me on the street telling me how much they love it," said Jonathan Skow, designer of Mr. Turk.

If you love it, say it with social media.

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