August 23 2014

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Surf & Turk


The temperatures are quickly dropping and the sunny days appear to be numbered in New York, but yesterday, designer Trina Turk warmed things right up with her Southern California beach and tennis club-inspired presentation at Milk Studios. Turk knows her customer well and offered new iterations of her signature bold prints (even bringing some of the prints from her menswear into the womenswear collection) and preppy, classic ponte dresses, all of which look ready for an afternoon at the tennis club or a day at Newport Beach. “There are things you could wear to work, too,” added her husband, Jonathan Skow, who helms Mr. Turk. “As much as everyone wishes they could be at a tennis club all day, most of us do have to go to work. With these clothes, you could go to work but you feel like you could be at the tennis club.” We can imagine numbers like the blue and white graphic-print shirtdress or the ladybug-print black and white pants would move pretty seamlessly from a summer Friday at the office to courtside cocktails in the Hamptons. On the more simple end, there was a clean, black and white color-block zip jacket that was one of the collection’s standouts (pictured). Turk, however, offered plenty of her beach-ready staples, too, from sporty silk shorts to a retro-print rash guard (a Turk first) that had this editor wishing it were already spring.

Photo: Courtesy of Trina Turk

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