About Trina Turk

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 effortless élan and carefree glamour.

Founded in 1995 by Trina and her late husband, photographer Jonathan Skow, as a women’s contemporary line, Trina Turk has evolved into a print and color driven lifestyle brand, celebrating California style with eleven annual collections of chic women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, plus swimwear, eyewear, paper goods, a Mr Turk menswear collection, and residential goods.

From left to right:

Trina and Jonathan with their very first shipment of Trina Turk clothing in 1995, along with nephew Kima and niece Kalina.

Trina in vintage Pauline Trigère on the upper deck of the Ship of the Desert in Palm Springs, CA. Photo by Jonathan Skow.

Trina splits her time between mid-century architectural homes in Los Angeles’ creative enclave of Silver Lake, Palm Springs and the Sea Ranch, interspersed with travels up and down the coastline and around the world. A favorite pastime is vintage shopping and her educated collector’s eye discovers inspiration in any new destination, near or far.

From left to right:

Trina's Sea Ranch home designed by architect Joseph Esherick, 1966. Photo by Paul Kozal.

Trina at her 1948 John Lautner-designed Salkin House in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Jake Michaels.

The Trina Turk brand’s corporate headquarters and design studio are located in Alhambra, CA, east of downtown Los Angeles. The first retail store opened in Palm Springs in 2002 and has since expanded, nationwide. Our TRINA TURK | MR TURK boutiques are located in Atlanta, GA at Phipps Plaza, Dallas, TX in West Village, Naples, FL at the Waterside Shops, Palm Springs, CA and Palm Desert, CA and our TRINA TURK only boutique is located in Burlingame, CA.

From left to right:

Acid-yellow vestibule at the back of the original Palm Springs boutique with vintage chandelier, glass topped table, wicker flower chair and foiled wallpaper ceiling, 2002. Store design by Kelly Wearstler, photo by Grey Crawford.

Palm Springs flagship boutique window with San Jacinto Mountains in the background, 2009. Photo by John Ellis.

Trina Turk is an active philanthropist, giving back in each of these local communities, as well as contributing generously to arts, education, and architectural preservation causes, among others.