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Trina Turk is the fashion icon we need right now

06/11/2020

“I’ve always been drawn to bright vintage prints because they represent optimism,” says the California designer, who has a new book out. “We can respond to the world around us with joy.” In February, design lovers descend upon Palm Springs for Modernism Week, an annual celebration of...
“I’ve always been drawn to bright vintage prints because they represent optimism,” says the California designer, who has a new book out. “We can respond to the world around us with joy.” In February, design lovers descend upon Palm Springs for Modernism Week, an annual celebration of midcentury modern art and architecture. Everywhere you turn, people look like they have walked out of the late 1960s: One woman wears a pink and yellow paisley mini cocktail dress; another is in a billowy bohemian top in a kaleidoscope of browns and oranges; a man strolls by in a dapper plaid suit as if he’s just stepped off the Mad Men set. Many are wearing clothes created by Trina Turk, the Japanese-American designer who has spent the past quarter of a century shaping the style of Palm Springs, setting up a boutique in what would become the town’s cultural district. In doing so, she offered the world a distinct vision of American fashion—one grounded in bold, maximalist patterns that reflect moments of revolution and counterculture in the nation’s history.Read Full Story “I’ve always been drawn to bright vintage prints because they represent optimism,” says the California designer, who has a new book out. “We can respond to the world around us with joy.” In February, design lovers descend upon Palm Springs for Modernism Week, an annual celebration of midcentury modern art and architecture. Everywhere you turn, people look like they have walked out of the late 1960s: One woman wears a pink and yellow paisley mini cocktail dress; another is in a billowy bohemian top in a kaleidoscope of browns and oranges; a man strolls by in a dapper plaid suit as if he’s just stepped off the Mad Men set. Many are wearing clothes created by Trina Turk, the Japanese-American designer who has spent the past quarter of a century shaping the style of Palm Springs, setting up a boutique in what would become the town’s cultural district. In doing so, she offered the world a distinct vision of American fashion—one grounded in bold, maximalist patterns that reflect moments of revolution and counterculture in the nation’s history.Read Full Story
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