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April 20 2014

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2 posts tagged "Mr. Turk"

Surf & Turk

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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

Turk Delight

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Trina Turk has had her hands full lately. The designer, in New York this morning to present her Fall ’12 collection, reports that she’s continuing to expand and focus on her menswear line, Mr. Turk, in addition to rolling out a very sizable, two-part Fall women’s collection and recently completing a line for Banana Republic.

“We pulled some of the classic, Palm Springs-inspired prints from the Trina Turk archives,” she says of the Banana Republic collection of summer wear, which hits stores in June. As for her latest offerings, the influence of artist Sonia Delaunay can be seen in her Fall Modernist Maverick collection of geometric-print silk dresses and color-block separates in bold blue, red, and green tones, with black and white accents recurring throughout. Success shined through in some of the more simple numbers, like the solid-color silk shirts and a mod, black and white long-sleeve dress.

For the second half of her Fall collection, she took a slightly “more subdued” approach, honing in on Hollywood heroines of the Hitchcock genre, like Grace Kelly. “The lookbook for this was actually shot on the Paramount lot,” Turk told Style.com as she held up an alpaca wrap coat (appropriately named after Kelly), followed by a series of pieces in eye-catching jigsaw plaid and leopard feather print georgette (pictured). Not to miss out on the peplum wave, Turk also showed conservative version in a black and cream floral. Some of the best efforts came in the outerwear department, which included a wool motorcycle jacket with leather trim and an ostrich shrug coat in a muted mauve shade. Overall, the looks were smart and wearable—both qualities that Turk fans have come to love, and expect, from the designer.

Photo: Courtesy of Trina Turk