A genuine California local, Trina Turk is inspired by the Golden State's multicultural mix, creativity, craftsmanship, architecture, and landscape--a synergy that permeates her contemporary, colorful aesthetic. Infused with bold signature prints and dynamic hues unique to each collection, Trina's modern and optimistic outlook meld the best of classic American design with a California confidence, incorporating beautiful fabrications and impeccable quality for the effortless elan and carefree glamour.
Founded in 1995 by Trina and her husband, photographer Jonathan Skow, as a women’s contemporary clothing line, Trina Turk has evolved into an iconic lifestyle brand, celebrating California style with eleven annual collections of chic women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, plus swimwear, recreation/activewear, a Mr Turk menswear line, and residential décor and textiles. Joining the lineup in 2014 will be innovative footwear, handbag and jewelry collections.
The Mr Turk menswear line conveys a California dapper style and carries on the brand’s affection for vibrant color and print. Men who want to make a sartorial statement can now select from among jackets, shirts, pants, shorts, swimwear, ties and bowties designed by Jonathan Skow. A well-known stylist and photographer, Skow does all the photography for the Trina Turk and Mr Turk brands, and also designs the distinctive men’s line.
The couple split their time between two historic, mid-century homes in Los Angeles’ creative enclave of Silver Lake and in Palm Springs, interspersed with travels up and down the coastline and around the world. A favorite pastime is vintage shopping and their educated collectors’ eyes discover inspiration in any new destination, near or far. They also share a keen passion for architectural preservation.
The Trina Turk brand’s corporate headquarters, design and production are located in Alhambra, CA, east of downtown Los Angeles. The first retail store opened in Palm Springs in 2002, and there are now nine signature boutiques: Palm Springs, Los Angeles, New York, Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Burlingame, Bal Harbour Shops in Miami, Dallas’ Highland Park Village, Atlanta’s Phipps Plaza and Manhattan Beach. In 2014, two additional stores will open at the Houston Galleria and Market Street in The Woodlands also in Texas. Trina Turk is an active philanthropist, giving back in each of these local communities, as well as contributing generously to arts, education and preservation causes in Los Angeles.