East Coast polish meets West Coast cool as two popular designers come to Washington this weekend. California-based designer Trina Turk, known for her bright prints and vintage flair, is set to make an appearance Saturday at her spring/summer trunk show at the Donovan House.

(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty)

Fashion newcomer Alexander Berardi is also in town to debut his line at Hysteria in Alexandria. A celeb favorite, the 24 year-old couturier and ready-to-wear designer is now selling pieces from his spring collection at Hysteria, appearing today and tomorrow.

Both trunk shows are open to the public.

Turk told Washington Post Express that her current collection was inspired by “Palm Springs prints” and “vintage clothing, as well as by artwork purchased from textile mills that closed.”

Berardi looked eastward to the South of France for inspiration, basing his spring collection on Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 film “Breathless.”

Catch them both this weekend.

Trina Turk Trunk Show

Friday, April 1st, 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 2nd, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 3rd, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Meet the designer Saturday from noon- 2:00 p.m.

Donovan House

1155 14th Street, NW

((Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty) Alexander Berardi Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week )

The Woodward & Bernstein Room, 2nd Floor

Alexander Berardi Trunk Show

Friday, April 1st, 12:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 2nd, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Designer available throughout.


125 South Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA

(703) 548-1615