Trina Turk’s flagship boutique in Palm Springs opened in 2002 in a 1960s Albert Frey building.
When we connected with designer Trina Turk for our Winter 2015 issue’s Back Story, we were eager to hear about the historic houses she and her husband, photographer Jonathan Skow, have restored in Los Angeles and Palm Springs. And we figured if we had time, we’d like to learn a thing or two about the history behind the locations of a few of her retail stores. (Her Los Angeles boutique is in a former feather trim factory!)
As it turns out, we could have talked with her for hours. We knew Turk was a committed preservationist -- but we had no idea just how much her love of historic architecture inspires her designs.
Since we had limited room in print, we thought we would share more of our interview here. Read on to learn more about Turk’s favorite old buildings and what her fashion designs have in common with Midcentury Modern architecture.... Read More →
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Lauren Walser is the Los Angeles-based Field Editor at Preservation magazine. She enjoys writing and thinking about history, art, architecture, and public space.