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Trina Turk


Trina Turk is a fabulous fahion designer from the US who has branched into fabrics and home accessories. We sell her Pisces in Punch, Peacock in Pool, Arches in Bamboo and Super Paradise in Punch indoor/outdoor cushions.

A California local, Trina Turk launched the brand with her photographer husband, Jonathan Skow, in 1995. Alongside women’s clothing and accessories (she dresses the likes of Eva Mendes), she now has a menswear line called Mr Turk, and a residential textiles line, including an outdoor fabrics range in collaboration with Schumacher (see the Pisces in Punch Outdoor Cushion).

Her clothing, accessories and home collections are influenced by her love of 1960s and 1970s vintage apparel and jewellery, as well as modernist and graphic art and mid-century modern architecture. Trina is widely known for her use of dynamic colours and signature prints, including bright florals, bold graphics and vintage inspired fabrics.

Trina and her husband spend their time between two Mid-Century marvels they restored - one in Los Angeles and the other in Palm Springs - and travel frequently up and down the coastline. This is reflected in the Trina Turk brand - carefree glamour. She is both inspired by and represents the lifestyle of California: optimistic, progressive, effortless, colourful, and confident. For example, Trina’s own archive of vintage modernist jewellery triggered the innovation to replace the prosaic metal rings long a bikini staple with hardware influenced by her favourite period pieces. This move not only caught on with devotees, but the entire swimwear industry.

Trina opened her first retail boutique in Palm Springs in 2002 and has since expanded to seven boutiques including Los Angeles, New York and Miami.

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Above: the Los Angeles house Trina Turk and her husband Jonathan Skow share. The low-slung post-and-beam beauty was built in the 1940s by J. R. Davidson - one of the great Case Study architects.

The bones of the house were intact, but they laid gleaming terrazzo floors throughout the interior and restored the wood paneling. they also updated the pool and replaced the lush landscaping with more spare and geometric plantings.

Trina Turk Palm Springs house

Trina Turk Palm Springs house

Above: Trina Turk wearing her own designs, at her Palm Springs abode.

Trina's primary residence is in Los Angeles, but Palm Springs and their house there have become her spiritual home. The landscape, the architecture and fresh air are what Trina loves about Palm Springs.

The swimming pool on the cliff edge with a view of the open sky has been the location for many Trina Turk photo shoots. In the late afternoon, the sun reflects off the water and dusty hills, creating the perfect canvas for Trina's kaleidoscopic prints.

Trina Turk apparel, fashion, catwalk, Yellow Front Door

Above: Trina Turk unveiling her Mexican resort-inspired swim and spa collection “Acapulco Gold”, a rich display of bold and bright colours, hypnotic prints, and exotic touches.

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Above: Pisces in Punch outdoor cushions                                       Above: The Pisces in Punch design on a poolside dress

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